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I need some details about “Charles Babbage” to complete my university project, need to be explain, about his biography Why is Charles Babbage considered the father of computers?

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Need information about a “father of the computer”


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Charles Babbage, an English mathematician and an inventor, born in London on December 26, 1792, the son of Benjamin Babbage, a London banker. He studied mathematics at Cambridge University, graduated on 1814. Upon incoming Cambridge Trinity College, in 1811, he found himself far in advanced of his teachers in mathematics and he turn out to be a co-founder of the “Analytical Society” which advanced the cause of what is now the standard notation for differentiation. In his twenties, he worked as a mathematician, mainly in the calculus of functions. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, in 1816, and played a protuberant part in the foundation of the Astronomical Society in 1820. Babbage was then credited with inventing the first mechanical computer that eventually led to more complex designs. He is best known as the 'Father of Computing', having formulated the idea of a mechanical calculator during his student days. Throughout his life Babbage worked in many intellectual fields typical of his day, and made contributions that would have assured his fame regardless of the Difference and Analytical Engines.

Why is Charles Babbage considered the father of computers?

Charles Babbage is recognized as the “Father of Computers” as he was the first person to come up with the idea of a programmable computer. An English mathematician who’s tired of the high error percentage in the calculation of mathematical tables, he desired to find a way that they could be computed mathematically thus eliminating any chance of human error. He disliked untidiness and spurred on by this and earlier work carried out on calculating machines, he first mentioned the calculating machine in a letter in 1822. The calculating engines were not actually completed due to finance problems and behavior issues, but Babbage did ascertain that his machines could do the job of calculating better than any human and his steam powered devices more or less did the job properly. Babbage's first "difference engine" was comprised of 25,000 parts and had a weight of fifteen tons. Many of his unfinished mechanisms are now on display in the science museum and they formed the basis of what was to develop into today's PCs.

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Need information about a “father of the computer”


An English mathematician, philosopher and mechanical engineer “Charles Babbage” was born on 26 December 1791. He studied at Trinity College, Cambridge and some other universities. He wanted to find a way that removes any chance of human error in mathematical calculation, as there was a high error rate in the calculation of mathematical tables. He married Georgiana Whitmore on 25 July 1814. They had eight children, but only four survived childhood.

He invented the Difference Engine and then Analytical Engine which stored the information on Punched Cards during 1800's, That’s why he is known as the father of Computers He was the first person who convert his idea into reality.  He makes fully automatic programmable calculating machine. Now his concept is very common in all modern computers. His machine contains architecture with the four separate but intercommunicating units. The first mechanical computer was also invented by him that in the long run led to more complex designs. He died on 18th October 1871 at the age of 79.

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Need information about a “father of the computer”


Charles Babbage was born on St. Stephan day in London, December 26, 1791. He was a mathematician, a philosopher, and a computer scientist who started the idea of a programmable computer. His father was Benjamin Babbage, a banking partner of the Praeds who owned the Bitton Estate in Teignmouth and Betsy Plumleigh Babbage. The Babbage family decided to move into the old Rowdens in 1808, located in East Teignmouth.

Charles Babbage

His father then became a warden of the nearby St. Michael church. His father was a rich man that’s why it’s not impossible for him to be taught from several elite schools and teachers during his elementary education. When he was eight, he was transferred to a country school to recover from a perilous fever.

He later joined King Edward VI Grammar School, in Totnes, South Devon, a booming comprehensive school that’s still operating today. But due to his fragile health status he was forced back to private teaching for a period. In October 1810, he joined Trinity College, Cambridge.

Because of his disappointments about the available math programs at Cambridge, together with his friends J. Herschel, G. Peacock, and other friends, they decided to form the Analytical Society. He transferred to Peterhouse, Cambridge in 1812 and during these times, he was the best mathematician but failed to graduate with honors. He later received an honorary degree in 1814 without even getting an examination.

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