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Charles Babbage

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Alexis Brady Charles Babbage Honors Geometry period 5 Due January 3rd, 2013 Mathematician, philosopher, and computer scientist Babbage's life 1791-1871 born in London born into a rich family so he could receive all the education he needed at a higher level than most kids accepted into Cambridge University
in 1810 was not content with the level of schooling he was receiving formed a group called Analytical Society to learn more in math married in 1814 to Georgiana Whitmore had 8 children,
3 survived Introduction Works Cited Designed and created the difference engine but government wouldn't fund him to continue making it Contributions to the mathematical world calculates polynomials by using the differences method that involves grouping numbers Designed and created the Analytical engine which was a more complex and advanced version of the difference engine "Charles Babbage (Dec. 1791 – Oct. 1871)." Charles Babbage Biography, Computer Models and Inventions. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Dec. 2012. <http://www.charlesbabbage.net/>. world's first general-purpose computer I learned that Charles Babbage is mostly known for developing the first programmable computer. He did this by calculating polynomials, which we learned in Algebra I. I took Algebra my freshman year. I will expand upon calculating polynomials next year when I take Algebra II. My thoughts Babbage, Charles, and Martin Kelly. The works of Charles Babbage. New York: New York University Press, 1989. Print. "Charles Babbage Biography - YouTube." YouTube. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Dec. 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mldLwKvT-M>. "Charles Babbage | Trivia | ArcaMax Publishing." News & Entertainment by Email | ArcaMax Publishing. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Dec. 2012. <http://www.arcamax.com/knowledge/trivia/s-41057-194318>. Accomplishments 1824-won Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society founded Astronomical Society in 1820 founded statistical society in 1834 helped in the field of cryptography by breaking ciphers cryptography is a system that protects information in computer systems a cipher is a notation of arabic numerals 1812-noted best mathematician at Cambridge University 1814- received honorary degree known as father of the computer
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