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  Ada Lovelace: Founder of Scientific Computing
Lady Byron and Ada moved in an elite London society, one in which gentlemen not members of the clergy or occupied with politics or the affairs of a regiment were quite likely to spend their time and fortunes pursuing botany, geology, or astronomy.
Ada met Babbage in 1833, when she was just 17, and they began a voluminous correspondence on the topics of mathematics, logic, and ultimately all subjects.
Ada died of cancer in 1852, at the age of 37, and was buried beside the father she never knew.
www.sdsc.edu /ScienceWomen/lovelace.html   (585 words)

 Augusta Ada Byron (1815 - 1852), Countess of Lovelace
Augusta Ada Byron (1815 - 1852), Countess of Lovelace
Ada kept up regular correspondence with the leading scientific lights of her day, and it was through her friendship with mathematician Mary Somerville that she was eventually introduced to Charles Babbage.
Ada remains one of the few female pioneers of the `computer age' and, as yet, the only woman to be honoured with a programming language bearing her name - ADA, a Pascal-based language developed in a US Department of Defence sponsored project in the 1970's.
www.kerryr.net /pioneers/ada.htm   (1119 words)

 Ada Lovelace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Ada was privately schooled in mathematics and science, one of her tutors being Augustus De Morgan.
Ada Lovelace was bled to death at the age of 36 by her physicians, who were trying to treat her uterine cancer.
As a woman pioneer in computing, Lovelace occupies a politically sensitive space in the canon of historical figures in computer science, and therefore the extent of her contribution versus Babbage's remains difficult to assess based on current sources.
www.computernostalgia.net /articles/lovelace.htm   (817 words)

 Ada Lovelace - Documentress of the Computer
Ada might be an unfamiliar name for a language, but it should not be a strange one.
Born December 10, 1815, Ada was the daughter of Lord Byron, a very well known poet that most know from their English classes, and Annabella Milbanke, the 11th Baroness Wentworth, who took to an interest in the study of mathematics.
Ada, the prolific daughter of both a mathematical mother, and a father obsessed with words, was gifted with the unique ability both to comprehend scientific and mathematic text, and to write about it in an enthralling fashion.
www.chronarion.org /ada   (1049 words)

 Ada Byron Lovelace
By this time, Ada had a new tutor, Mary Somerville, the first female member of The Royal Society, (although she was not allowed to attend meetings) and author of "The Connection of the Physical Sciences." Through her son, Woronzow Grieg, Ada met and fell in love with William King.
Ada was not fond of children and although somewhat ashamed, she admitted to her mother her lack of interest in them.
Ada was not satisfied with her life and wanted to go back to her study of mathematics.
www.livezone.com /girltalk/AdaByron.html   (954 words)

 Ada Byron, Lady Lovelace
Augusta Ada Byron was born December 10, 1815 the daughter of the illustrious poet, Lord Byron.
Five weeks after Ada was born Lady Byron asked for a separation from Lord Byron, and was awarded sole custody of Ada who she brought up to be a mathematician and scientist.
Ada, in 1843, married to the Earl of Lovelace and the mother of three children under the age of eight, translated Menabrea's article.
www.scottlan.edu /lriddle/women/love.htm   (644 words)

 Augusta Ada Byron (1815-1852)
Augusta Ada Byron was born to Anna Isabella Milbanke and George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824), the famous poet Lord Byron, on 10 December 1815 in London, England.
Ada's mother had an interest in mathematics and the desire to encourage the rational aspects of Ada's character in opposition to the romantic influences of her father.
Ada was fascinated by the engine, and wrote many letters to Babbage imploring him to take advantage of her brilliant mind.
www.cs.fit.edu /~ryan/ada/lovelace.html   (796 words)

 AdaCore - Home > Ada Answers > Ada Overview
The name “Ada” is not an acronym; it was chosen in honor of Augusta Ada Lovelace (1815-1852), a mathematician who is sometimes regarded as the world’s first programmer because of her work with Charles Babbage.
Ada 95 is seeing significant usage worldwide in the high-integrity and safety-critical domains including commercial and military aircraft avionics, air traffic control, railroad systems, and medical devices.
Ada meets this requirement through a facility known as “generics”; since the parameterization is done at compile time, run-time performance is not penalized.
www.adacore.com /what_is_ada.php   (1070 words)

 Ada Lovelace - Biography
Augusta Ada Byron was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron and aristocratic Anne Isabelle (Annabella) Milbanke.
Ada was punished for not studying hard or concentrating, even when she was very young.
Ada was hit very hard by these revelations, and they distracted her from her studies for quite a while.
pages.cpsc.ucalgary.ca /~elliotk/portfolio/ada/Bio.html   (1243 words)

 IEEEVM: Ada Lovelace
Ada Lovelace was one of the first women to become involved in the technology of computers.
Born Augusta Ada Gordon on 10 December 1815 in London, Ada was the daughter of Lord Byron, the famous poet.
Ada excelled in mathematics, but her education was sometimes interrupted by a mysterious chronic illness, which may have been psychosomatic.
www.ieee-virtual-museum.org /collection/people.php?id=1234745&lid=1   (423 words)

 Ada Lovelace Summary
Lovelace labeled her seven "Notes" with the letters A through G. The word "computer" did not mean in the 19th century what it came to mean in the 20th century.
Ada Lovelace was born Augusta Ada Byron, the daughter of the poet George Gordon (Lord Byron) and the mathematician and heiress Anne Isabella Milbanke.
In 1815 Augusta Ada Byron was born in London to Annabella Millbanke, an amateur mathematician, and the renowned poet Lord Byron (George Gordon).
www.bookrags.com /Ada_Lovelace   (5316 words)

 Ada Resource Assoc. Ada Info Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace Bio
Ada Byron met Babbage when she was 17 years old, and had already been forced to commit her life to what she called "poetical science." She was the only legitimate daughter of the great Scottish poet, Lord Byron.
As an adult, Lady Ada weaned herself from an opium addiction, but not one to gambling, with which she quietly and secretly bankrupted her husband, the Count of Lovelace.
Lady Ada should probably be given credit for the scheme: Babbage's vision for his computing machines was limited to mathematics, while she prophesized that it would be used for everything from writing music to drawing.
www.adaic.org /AdaWho/byron.html   (298 words)

 Ada Lovelace
The entire issue is eclipsed by the fact that Ada Lovelace was a very good mathematician and further intelligent enough to understand the potential of Charles Babbage’s ideas at the first demonstration of the Difference Engine, where she met Charles Babbage and spoke to him at length about the Engine.
Ada then translated these notes from French to English and added an addendum to the notes, including footnotes and other explanations, which ended up being twice to three times the length of the original paper (depending upon which source you look at for this information).
Ada Lovelace, as many of the mathematicians who dealt with computation did then, chose to speak her mind on the subject of artificial intelligence.
www.cs.unm.edu /~storm/docs/lovelace.htm   (1591 words)

 Kilen Matthews: Famous Computing People: Ada Lovelace
Ada lived in the milieu of an elite London society in the early nineteenth century, at which time there were no professional scientists.
At age 17 Ada was introduced to the ideas of one of the famous gentlemanly scientists of the era, Charles Babbage, professor of mathematics at Cambridge.
Ada was touched by the "universality of his ideas", although hardly anyone else was.
www.angelfire.com /ma/kilenm/2k01ppl.html   (863 words)

 Educom Review
Ada's description of the Analytical Engine, the set of instructions she wrote for it, and her speculations of its possible uses were published in 1843 in a collection of notes in Richard Taylor's Scientific Memoirs series.
Ada described the details of the Engine: how the engine could achieve iteration by making cards revolve backwards instead of forwards, and how sets of cards could be accessed any number of times, which would provide the functionality of a subroutine or do-loop.
Ada was the first woman intimately involved with computer science, even though there was no "computer science," but she is by no means the only one.
www.educause.edu /pub/er/review/reviewArticles/31240.html   (2094 words)

 The My Hero Project - Ada Lovelace
Ada Byron was born to Anna Isabella Milbanke and George Gordon Noel Bryon, the famous British poet, on December 10, 1815 in London, England.
Ada grew up thinking that her father never cared for her at all, until later on in life when her mother decided to give her a treasure chest full of items that he had sent her.
Ada died at the age of 36 which, by odd coincidence, was the same age at which her famous father died.
www.myhero.com /hero.asp?hero=a_lovelace   (3043 words)

 Ada Lovelace
When she took a close look at the device and realized what this older gentleman was trying to do, she surprised them all by joining him in an enterprise that might have altered history, had they succeeded.
She came up with yet another instruction for manipulating the card-reader, but instead of backing up and repeating a sequence of cards, this instruction enabled the card-reader to jump to another card in any part of the sequence, if a specific condition was satisfied.
While Ada Lovelace has been unofficially known to the inner circles of programmers since the 1950s, when card-punched batch-processing was not altogether different from Ada's kind of programming, she has been relatively unknown outside those circles until recently.
www.stonehill.edu /compsci/Ada-Lovelace.htm   (449 words)

 Ada Lovelace
Ada, the Enchantress of numbers: a selection from the letters of Lord ByronŽs daughter and her description of the first computer” (Ada, la encantadora de números: una selección de las cartas de la hija de Lord Byron y su descripción del primer ordenador).
Ada murió el 27 de noviembre de 1852 víctima de un cáncer uterino a la misma edad que su padre Byron, a los treinta y seis años; los restos de ambos yacen enterrados en la misma tumba.
Ada Lovelace: “Esta máquina puede hacer cualquier cosa que sepamos cómo ordenarle que la ejecute...”.
www.laflecha.net /perfiles/tecnologia/ada_lovelace   (1977 words)

 Lovelace biography
In 1833 Ada Byron was presented at court and, on the 5 June that year, she met Charles Babbage at a party.
Ada was fascinated and, according to Sophia Frend, William Frend's daughter and later De Morgan's wife, wrote that Ada:-
Ada King became Countess of Lovelace when her husband William King, whom she married on 8 July 1835, was created an Earl in 1838.
www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk /Biographies/Lovelace.html   (2214 words)

 Ada Lovelace | Biography
Ada meets her prospective collegue Charles Babbage in June 1833.
Ada heiratete Lord William King 1835, in den folgenden den folgenden Jahren hatten sie drei Kinder.
November 27th, 1852, Ada died of cancer at the age of 36.
lovelace.fh-bielefeld.de /inhalt/iada_leben.html   (329 words)

 Ada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Ada Byron was married at nineteen to a man who was eleven years her senior.
Babbage was amazed at Ada's work and felt it could easily serve as a paper on it's own, but Ada having made previous commitments to the publishers felt she could not break this agreement.
Ada Lovelace pushed beyond stereo-typical roles of women and was one of the first pioneers to explore computers and programming.
www.math.sfu.ca /histmath/Europe/20thCenturyAD/Ada.html   (1150 words)

 Ada Lovelace - visions of today
And one of the pioneers was a female mathematician called Ada Lovelace, who created one of the first computer programs and understood something of the enormous potential of computers.
Lovelace was born 189 years ago, on December 10th, 1815, to an unconventional family.
The ADA language is still in use in critical systems such as air traffic control, in planes such as the Boeing 777, in rail transport including the TGV in France, the New York subway and London's tube, and in space missions such as Mars Express and the Beagle 2.
plus.maths.org /issue34/features/ada   (1430 words)

 Ada Lovelace - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Lovelace, Richard (1618-1657?), English writer, one of the Cavalier poets.
He was born in Woolwich and educated at the University of Oxford.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), legislation passed by the United States Congress in 1990 to prohibit discrimination against people with...
encarta.msn.com /Ada_Lovelace.html   (97 words)

 Women in Mathematics (Ada Lovelace)
Ada was so intrigued by this loom-based construction that she translated works from French that discussed the machine.
Ada's accomplishments have been recognized by both her contemporaries, such as Michael Faraday and Charles Wheatstone, and modern computer scientists.
Though she was denied much of the formal training and foundation that a university might offer, her enthusiasm, in combination with the support of those closest to her, led her to great achievement.
www.mathnews.uwaterloo.ca /BestOf/WomenInMath7103.html   (448 words)

 Salon 21st | Repurposing Ada
Augusta Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace, mathematician and English society hostess, daughter of the poet Byron, is today revered as something of a prophet.
The image of Ada Lovelace has coalesced into a potent and popular myth, one in which a complicated personality from the 19th century gets boiled down into an archetype for the dispossessed of the 20th.
As Emmy looks into the past, the audience is treated to snippets of a decidedly '90s version of Ada's life struggles against 19th century sexism, laudanum addiction and compulsive gambling, not to mention her own unstoppable intellect.
archive.salon.com /21st/feature/1999/03/16feature.html   (805 words)

 Ada Byron Lovelace Articles
Ada was raised in a single mother household where her early and persistent interest in things mechanical and mathematical was systematically encouraged but not at the expense of her abiding interest in the poetical, musical, or imaginative.
Ada Byron's viewing of the prototype of Babbage's Difference Engine #1 in 1833 happened to come at the start of two remarkable years of development of the concept of the Analytical Engine.
That Lovelace brimmed over with vision as to where the engine could clearly move beyond mere calculation to become a genuinely universal machine in the modern sense is clear from perusing literally every rapidly scrawled page of the manuscript sources.
www.mith.umd.edu /flare/lovelace/articles.html   (1123 words)

 Ada Lovelace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Ada translated the article into English and added footnotes and explanatory sections of her own which greatly improved and developed the original.
This was published in 1843, and in it Ada speculated that such a machine might be used to compose complex music, produce graphics and have practical and scientific use.
Ada was more than a century ahead of her time and although computer science did not exist in her lifetime she developed ideas that only came to be recognised and understood in modern times.
www.hucknall-parish-church.org.uk /ada.htm   (325 words)

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