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Babbage, C (1792.12.26-1871.10.20)

 イギリスの数学者。計算機械の創始者として有名。早くから数や計算の誤差に関心をいだき,計算や数値表の作成に機械を用うべきことを考え,計算機の原理を研究した。彼の機械はついに完成をみなかったが,その歴史的功績は大きい。ケンブリッジ大学数学教授 (1828-39)。また天文学会 (20),統計学会 (34)の創設に尽力した。[主著]Table of logarithms, 1826; Comparative view of the various institutions for the assurance of lives, 1826; Decline of science in England, 1830; On the economy of machinery and manufactures, 1832.(岩)


The Economy of Machinery and Manufactures (Part 1) (1832) (socsci.mcmaster.ca)
The Economy of Machinery and Manufactures (Part 1) (1832) (ecn.bris.ac.uk)
The Economy of Machinery and Manufactures (Part 1) (1832) (unimelb.edu.au)
The Economy of Machinery and Manufactures (Part 2) (1832) (socsci.mcmaster.ca)
The Economy of Machinery and Manufactures (Part 2) (1832) (ecn.bris.ac.uk)
The Economy of Machinery and Manufactures (Part 2) (1832) (unimelb.edu.au)
The Economy of Machinery and Manufactures (Part 3) (1832) (socsci.mcmaster.ca)
The Economy of Machinery and Manufactures (Part 3) (1832) (ecn.bris.ac.uk)
The Economy of Machinery and Manufactures (Part 3) (1832) (unimelb.edu.au)

Texts about Babbage
Babbage: pioneer economist by Nathan Rosenberg (ex.ac.uk) chapter 2 of Exploring the Black Box, Cambridge UP, 1994
Whiggism in the History of Science and the Study of the Life and Work of Charles Babbage by R. Anthony Hyman (ex.ac.uk)

Other Information
The Babbage Pages (ex.ac.uk)
Babbage's Calculating Engines, 1832-71 (nmsi.ac.uk)


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