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    Illustration: Country Retina

  • (Augusta) there King, Countess of Lovelace

    Artist: Margaret Sarah Carpenter (1793-1872)
    Data: 1836
    Average oil on canvas

  • Portrait of Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (Ada Lovelace)

    Artist: possibly Alfred Edward Chalon (1780-1860)

  • Daguerrotype of Ada Lovelace

    author: Marianne Loir


Ada Lovelace

London, Regne Unit

  • occupation

    mathematics, programmer, poet, theoretical computer science, inventress, translator, writer and engineer
  • area

    Mathematics and computer science
  • nationality

    Regne Unit

  • Acknowledgments

    His work and contributions to the computer did not gain recognition until a century after his death. In fact, his ideas were so advanced computer technology with respect to the time that was necessary to develop a century because the machinery necessary to understand their comments and contributions.

    The computer programming language Ada was named after Ada Lovelace. [1]

The first computer programmer in history

Ada Lovelace was the only legitimate daughter of the poet Lord Byron with his wife, Anne Isabella Milbanke.

It is the first computer programmer in history. Mathematics and physics, collaborated with Charles Babbage in the design of an analytical machine capable of solving differential equations.

He realized that the machine had more applications besides pure calculació and recognized the potential of the machine. In his notes work included what is now considered the first algorithm that was trying to carry out a machine. That is why it is considered the first programmer.

Even so Ada also always felt a strong attraction to the letters, i read poetry. He inherited some talent and love letters to his father.[1]

Diagram of Ada Lovelace's Algorithm for Computing Babbage's Analytical Machine with Bernoulli Numbers

Diagram of an algorithm for the analytical engine for calculating Bernoulli numbers, from the drawing Analytical Engine invented by Charles Babbage notes to Menabrea Luigi Ada Lovelace [1]

calculating There: the Countess of Computers

A documentary on the history of modern computing. Mathematics Hannah Fry tells the story of Ada Lovelace, explores her story of Ada and her work with Charles Babbage, Inventor of the first steam powered computer, the Analytical Engine.

In a Victorian England that was “world of men”, it was a woman who proved to her colleagues that she could take the concept of the Analytical Machine further and demonstrate its true potential..

Work is pleasure: here are my top! Maybe it's good for the world (as I hinted before) that my efforts and ambitions be limited to the intellectual, and that this time will allow me to indulge in the study of x, i, with, instead of the sword, poison and intrigue

Computer history

In the early nineteenth century, time of the birth of mechanization, Charles Babbage invented the difference engine, primer, and later the Analytical Engine. [2]

John Graham-Cumming tells the story of “analytical Engine” mechanical vapor Charles Babbage, and as Ada Lovelace was beyond simple computational capabilities imagine the future of computers.


What did Ada Lovelace?

In Ada Lovelace is credited with the first encoding algorithm intended to be processed by a machine (with punch cards). [1]

How was his collaboration with Charles Babbage?

Lovelace met Charles Babbage in June 1833, through the common friend Mary Somerville. that month, Lovelace Babbage invited to see the prototype of his difference engine.

Ada impressed by the machine Babbage and visited as often as he could. He was very impressed with Lovelace's intellect and analytical abilities. In fact, called the "magician of numbers" (the Enchantress of Number). Between 1842 i 1843, for a period of nine months, Lovelace translated an article by Italian mathematician Luigi Menabrea who spoke on the Analytical Engine, the latest invention of Charles Babbage. Along with the article, wrote several notes, as already explained.

Explain the role of the Analytical Engine was a complicated task, which make many scientists of the time did not give too much importance or interest. Lovelace also have to include notes explaining the difference between the difference engine and analytical engine. Anyway, his work was well received by some experts: the scientist Michael Faraday gave support to his theory. Notes are three times more extensive than the same article. In Section G, include a full and detailed method to calculate and program a sequence of Bernoulli numbers. Thanks to this project, Ada Lovelace today is recognized as the first computer programmer and his work, as the first software in the world. [1]







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  1. «Ada Lovelace». Wikipedia.
  2. Ada Lovelace, the first programmer in history. For the sake of science