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Computing Books published by Cambridge University

The following is a list of Computing Books published by Cambridge University in the Centre for Computing History collection. It is not an exhaustive list of and other books may have been published. If you have a book that you would like to donate to our collection, please view our donations page.

There are 3 Computing Books published by Cambridge University in our collection :
Order By : Title - Release Date - Publisher
BCPL: The Language and its Compiler Date: 1981 BCPL: The Language and its Compiler

by Martin Richards & Colin Whitby-Strevens
Paperback: 173 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1981
Language English
ISBN-10: 0521286816
ISBN-13: 978-0521286817
Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.2 x 1.4 cm

Publisher: Cambridge University
Author: Martin Richards & Colin Whitby-Strevens
Platform: BCPL

Illustrating Super-BASIC on the Sinclair QL Date: 1985 Illustrating Super-BASIC on the Sinclair QL

Title    Illustrating Super-BASIC on the Sinclair QL
Publisher     Cambridge University Press
Author    Donald Alcock
ISBN-10    0521315174
Published    1985
Edition    First Edition
Binding    Ringbound
182 pages

Review:
Although describing a particular computer language (Super-BASIC) on a particular computer (the Sinclair QL) this book is more than a language manual. It assumes no prior knowledge of other languages but introduces, by example, the concept of a stored program and its execution. It builds on the introductory example by bringing in more and more facilities of the language, illustrating each with a non-trivial example. In addition to clarifying aspects of the language these examples explain and illustrate some fundamental programming techniques such as graphics, state tables, list processing, several methods of sorting, and reverse Polish notation. Recursion, structured programming and a tidy style are emphasized throughout. Like the author's previous works on programming this book is lettered entirely by hand, being full of illustrations and diagrams. The English is always simple, always clear.

Publisher: Cambridge University
Author: Donald Alcock
Platform: QL

Astronomy with your Personal Computer Date: 1988 Astronomy with your Personal Computer

by Peter Duffett-Smith
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Reprinted with corrections 1988
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0521319765
ISBN-13: 978-0521319768
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches

This is a book for the amateur astronomer who wishes to carry out astronomical calculations using a personal computer with the minimum of fuss. It is not specific to any make of machine, neither are the programmes confined to specific calculations, Rather, it presents a collection of twenty-six subroutines, written in a portable version of BASIC, which can be mixed and matched according to personal requirements. Furthermore, the user need only have a broad understanding of the problem; the subroutines themselves take care of the details. For example, the routines can be used to calculate the time of rising of any of the planets in any part of the world at any time in the future or past; or they may be used to find the circumstances of the next solar eclipse visible from a particular place. Almost every problem likely to be encountered by the amateur astronomer can be solved by a suitable combination of the routines given here.

Publisher: Cambridge University
Author: Peter Duffett-Smith
Platform: Astronomy

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