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woodchips 19th Jan 2020 1:55 pm

Book for anyone interested in computers
 
Found a really good book for anyone, or know of anyone, who wants to know how a digital computer really works.

Digital Computer Fundamentals published by Litton Industries in 1965.

Unlike most similar books this really does the job. It works its way from basic gates all through logic, memory and ends at a simple computer. But if you actually follow it then you really will learn. Ok, it uses core stores, but with a scope, pulse generator, some cores and Roadrunner insulated wire you will make a working core store. Other circuits for gates, drum memories etc.

Used to be someone on ebay selling pots of cores, I think in Bulgaria? I bought two, the larger size is better, have a chance of seeing them.

bc312 19th Jan 2020 3:49 pm

Re: Book for anyone interested in computers
 
Keeping in mind the technology of 1965, this is an excellent introduction to the basic principles, and available here as a downloadable pdf:

https://archive.org/details/DigitalComputerFundamentals

Mike

Dave Moll 19th Jan 2020 6:53 pm

Re: Book for anyone interested in computers
 
Thanks. I have downloaded it. I look forward to browsing it.

Peter G3YJE 6th Feb 2020 9:03 pm

Re: Book for anyone interested in computers
 
Thanks for the pdf

Peter


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