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Charles Babbage Father Of Computer


Charles Babbage
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Babbage was 19 when he first thought of the idea of the mechanical computer.

Design of Computers by Charles Babbage
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It is believed that in 1812, Charles perceived the idea of of computing all tabular functions by machinery while finding mistakes in table of logarithms.
Charles had a view that using Machinery for tabulations could be much more accurate and quicker and reliable.
His machines were amongst the first mechanical machines, though due to certain issues like funding problems he could not complete them, but later the designs were found to be totally perfect.
In spite of his machines being mechanical their basic designs were much like a modern computer.
I/O units were separated, and operations followed instruction pattern, control unit could be formatted conditionally.
After funding his projects for ten years, the Government Treasury lost confidence in him and stopped funding the project.

Achievements of Charles Babbage
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In 1824, Babbage was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society.
From 1828 to 1839 Babbage was Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge.
In 1832, Charles was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Charles has also written books on Natural Theology.
Charles also was interested a lot in cryptography and has tried many experiments with it.
In 1838, Charles invented the Pilot – the metal frame attached to the front of locomotives that clears the tracks of obstacles.
Charles also invented ophthalmoscope and dynamometer car.