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The laboratory uses a digital computer in conjunction with different instrumentation to automate routine analytical procedures, as an analytical tool to increase capabilities, to develop closed-loop experimentation, and to increase analytical accuracies. 105. Fritz, W. Barkley. " Annals of the History of Computing 16:1 (1994): 25-41. Programmer provides a participant's perspective of the history of the ENIAC's applications in mathematics, the physical sciences, and engineering during its first decade (1946-1956).
S. ) 49. , ed. A History of Scientific Computing (New York: ACM Press, 1990). This volume grew out of the conference on the History of Scientific and Numeric Computation at Princeton University in 1987. While there is something of value in all of the contributions, only some of them directly address scientific applications of computers. The book is divided into sections on people, problems, methods, journals, meetings, and places. Nearly all the articles in the volume are written by scientific and technical actors in the history they are writing.
This article provides a lengthy treatment of the ENIAC by Arthur Burks, one of the principal individuals working with J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly on the development of the machine. The ENIAC was used for a variety of purposes during the half decade following World War II, including a number of calculations in the physical sciences. 84. , and Joseph Hilsenrath. " In International Business Machines. Proceedings of IBM Scientific Computing on Statistics (White Plains, NY: IBM Data Processing Division, 1965): 281-301.