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The Ferranti Electronic Computer (Parts 3, 4 and 5: The Mark I. Model)

K N Dodd, “The Ferranti Electronic Computer (Parts 3, 4, and 5 The Mark I. Model).”
AppliedMathematics and Mechanics Division,
Report No. 10/53, April 1953. . Copy No. 178
Fort Halstead, Kent

 The Ferranti Electronic Computer (Parts 3, 4, and 5:  The Mark I Model),  1953 November.

Unclassified by the Ministry Of Supply

Britain's first engineered high-speed electronic digital calculating machine has been produced by Ferranti Ltd. This firm is now producing such machines of two types, which are known as the Mark I and the Mark I*. This account has been written to provide the basic theory of the machines for persons learning to use and service them. The electronic principles involved and the modes of operation of the machines are described. The method of preparing mathematical problems for solution by the machines is given and the general principles which have been developed in the use of the machines are briefly discussed. In this connection, the examples are intended as simple illustrations and do not necessarily represent the best procedures wnich are available.

This report contains Parts 3, 4 and 5 which are descriptions of the programming and logical design of the Mark I* machine and also an elementary account of the electronic principles used in the machines. ARE Report 10/53, which was recently issued, contains parts 1 and 2 which are descriptions of the programming and logical design of the Mark I machine.

This was very kindly donated by Jean Fox


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Date Published : April 1953

Manufacturer : Ferranti

Platform : 10/53

 

 

 

 

 

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH5786. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
 

The Ferranti Electronic Computer (Parts 3, 4 and 5: The Mark I. Model)

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