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Notes related to Claude E. Shannon

Find here some notes and information related to Claude E. Shannon (1916 - 2001) (see also Wikipedia).

After his graduation, C.E. Shannon worked for Vannevar Bush in the MIT for a mechanical analog computer, called Differential Analyzer. Most sources show pictures of the well-known, pure mechanical version, while there was a second, more advanced machine which was electromechanically controlled, called the Rockefeller Differential Analyzer; a picture is available from the MIT museum. It was presumably the most powerful computer at that time and kept secret during the war. Details are in my note with the title Claude Shannon and "the" Differential Analyzer.

More Information can be found in the following books:

- N.J.A. Sloane, Aaron D. Wyner (Ed): “Claude Elwood Shannon – Collected Papers.” IEEE, Wiley New York (1993)

- Axel Roch: “Claude E. Shannon: Spielzeug, Leben und die geheime Geschichte seiner Theorie der Information.” Gegenstalt Verlag, Berlin (2009)

- Jimmy Soni, Rob Goodman: “A Mind At Play.” Simon & Schuster, New York (2017)


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