The Apollo Guidance Computer: Architecture and Operation (Springer Praxis Books)

July 20, 2019 - Comment

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  • Mint Condition
  • Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon
  • Guaranteed packaging
  • No quibbles returns

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Anonymous says:

Engaging and intriguing story about leading edge systems design in the 1960s and 70’s, excellent read A labour of love bar none, writing a book this good on the design and operation of a computer that was last used in the 1970s, but to my surprise Frank O’Brien has done meticulous research and has come up with a book that is both beautifully written and highly readable – a really well-structured and in-depth guide to the subject that ticks all the boxes. What I particularly like is that O’Brien is careful to give the context to the problems solved in each chapter from the perspective of the…

Anonymous says:

Amazing detail, amazing research, and an amazing read. Great book full of the most amazing detail, a modern manual for the AGC. I will say that I have a degree in computer science, and without this I might have struggled to understand parts of this book. Also this book is not about the people involved, or the development and manufacture of the computer, which may leave it a bit dry for some readers. However there are other books if this is your interest. This is about how the computer worked, and is amazingly well researched. (Although the…

Anonymous says:

Everything I hoped for This is a fabulous book, and actually worth the high price, if you want a deep level of information. From the architecture, the programming languages, the scheduling programs and the operating routines, everything is examined in full, technical detail. It does attempt to explain everything, but some prior knowledge of computer science is certainly helpful!Perhaps the only thing I was surprised not to find was a description of the mathematics used to solve the navigation problems…

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