July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021
July 19, 2022
Computing and Information Technology
This paper discusses the world’s first purported program that calculates the first ten Bernoulli numbers written by Countess Ada Lovelace in 1842-43 for a computer, an ‘analytical engine’ which was a mechanical system of cogs and gears, never constructed but rather envisioned by Charles Babbage in the 1830s. Countess Lovelace represents an excellent mathematician and has been recognized as a significant pioneer for women in computer technology. The program can be written in any modern day programming languages and provides an excellent educational and pleasing pedagogical assignment for students in engineering and computer science.
Haugtvedt, E., & Abata, D. L. (2021, July), Lovelace’s Program: A Challenging but Achievable Assignment for Undergraduate Students in Engineering and Computer Science Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. https://peer.asee.org/37467
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