Johnson, Robert Royce (1956) An electronic digital polynomial root extractor. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-03242004-145118
Many mathematical techniques exist for factoring algebraic polynomials. Most require much computation and programming and are practical methods only with large machine computers. A special purpose electronic digital computer designed to factor polynomials of high degree is described. The mathematical method is an adaptation of a Taylor serial approximation used to connect the problem and its formulation with a special machine implementation. The computer uses a small rotating magnetic drum, about 200 germanium diodes, and 20 logical flip-flops. Unique features of the system are the simple algebraic logical design techniques and the ease of programming. The result is a small, simple, and useful computer.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Major Option:||Electrical Engineering|
|Thesis Availability:||Public (worldwide access)|
|Defense Date:||1 January 1956|
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|Deposited On:||25 Mar 2004|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 02:35|
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