Portrait of Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace


English; first computer programmer

The Analytical Engine has no pretensions whatever to originate anything. It can do whatever we know how to order it to perform. It can follow analysis, but it has no power of anticipating any analytical revelations or thruths. Its province is to assist us in making available what we are already acquainted with.

TOPICS: computers


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Great Women of Mathematics Poster

Ten of the greatest women of mathematics, from the ancient world to the 20th century, whose accomplishments included major contributions to research, education, applications, and academic leadership. This beautiful poster is as inspirational as it is educational.



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