Charles Babbage is known as the father of computing. In 1822, while at the Cambridge University in UK, Charles Babbage was critical of the navigation tables of the day. Most …accidents at sea, he felt, could be avoided if estimations and guesswork could be taken out of the game. In other words, Babbage wanted "accurate tables" which led him to develop the machine known as the Difference Engine, which was powered by steam to produce highly reliable charts and tables. Babbage approached the British government with his idea of the engine. He wanted government funding for his project, which he soon got. Most people believe that this was perhaps the first request for a computer science research. However, Babbage soon saw the limitations of his Difference Engine, such that he decided to embark on a more ambitious project to develop a sophisticated machine for use in different scenarios. This he called the Analytical Engine. He left the project of the difference engine to itself. In 1842, seeing no results from the project, the British government decided to stop funding Babbage's engine. He was not disheartened though: he continued work on the Analytical Engine, but in 1847, he abandoned it and went back to work with the Difference Engine again! Well, at this rate, he never completed his projects during his lifetime. He did not document his work well, either. Charles Babbage, FRS (December 26, 1791 London, England - October 18, 1871 Marylebone, London, England) was an English mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer who originated the concept of a programmable computer. Parts of his uncompleted mechanisms are on display in the London Science Museum. In 1991, a perfectly functioning difference engine was constructed from Babbage's original plans. Built to tolerances achievable in the 19th century, the success of the finished engine indicated that Babbage's machine would have worked. Nine years later, the Science Museum completed the printer Babbage had designed for the difference engine, an astonishingly complex device for the 19th century. Do you mean Charles Babbage? Charles Babbage (1791-1871) was an English mathematician, mechancal engineer and inventor. He is famous for designing the "difference engine" which was a machine which would calculate mathematical tables accurately. Babbage's design was in effect a programmable mechanical computer and is the forerunner of modern electronic computers.
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Charles Babbage was from London in England. He was born on the 26th of December 1791.
Charles Babbage is best known for his invention of the first and early mechanical computers. His designs became the basis of modern computers.
Charles Babbage Born December 26, 1791 in Teignmouth, Devonshire UK, Died 1871, London; Known to some as the "Father of Computing" for his contributions to the basic design …of the computer through his Analytical machine. His previous Difference Engine was a special purpose device intended for the production of tables. While he did produce prototypes of portions of the Difference Engine, it was left to Georg and Edvard Schuetz to construct the first working devices to the same design which were successful in limited applications. Significant Events in His Life: 1791: Born; 1810: Entered Trinity College, Cambridge; 1814: graduated Peterhouse; 1817 received MA from Cambridge; 1820: founded the Analytical Society with Herschel and Peacock; 1823: started work on the Difference Engine through funding from the British Government; 1827: published a table of logarithms from 1 to 108000; 1828: appointed to the Lucasian Chair of Mathematics at Cambridge (never presented a lecture); 1831: founded the British Association for the Advancement of Science; 1832: published "Economy of Manufactures and Machinery"; 1833: began work on the Analytical Engine; 1834: founded the Statistical Society of London; 1864: published Passages from the Life of a Philosopher; 1871: Died. Other Inventions: The cowcatcher, dynamometer, standard railroad gauge, uniform postal rates, occulting lights for lighthouses, Greenwich time signals, heliograph opthalmoscope. He also had an interest in ciphers and lock-picking.
charles babbage was an inventor and he designed the first computer
He didn't as they didn't exist then. However one of his jobs was AS a computer: a human computer. It was one time when he was doing this job that he got the inspiration that t…here should be a way to make a machine that could do the same task.
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Yes. The first digital computer was invented by Charles Babbage
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He never built it and it was never used. It was designed to compute mathematics tables and create printing plates for those tables. The Science Museum in London has built 2 o…f them to original 1840s tolerances to prove whether or not Babbage COULD have built them. They work very well but are somewhat fragile and not portable (moving them jar parts out of alignment causing jams and sudden changes in humidity levels rusts the mild steel column bars).
Charles Babbage used mild steel, brass, metal, and gears
Charles Babbage is known as father of computer science he invented the analytical and difference engine and also gave the concept at first which works on input ,processing and… output ,which the modern computer are based on....... Dhirendra Bhatta Dhangadhi,Nepal