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  Konrad Zuse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Zuse also designed a high-level programming language, the Plankalkül, allegedly in 1945, although this was a theoretical contribution, since the language was never actually implemented within his lifetime and did not directly influence early implemented languages.
Zuse designed the first high-level programming language, Plankalkül, from 1941 to 1945, although he did not publish it in its entirety until 1972.
Zuse died on December 18, 1995 in Hünfeld, Germany, near Fulda.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Konrad_Zuse   (1134 words)

  
 Konrad Zuses Z3 in Detail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Konrad Zuse built the machine Z3 from 1939 to 1941 in the Methfesselstraße 7 in Berlin-Kreuzberg with some friends and a small support by the government.
Konrad Zuse rebuilt the Z3 in 1960/61 in his Zuse KG in order to show the patent justice and the world the performance of this machine and to demonstrate this machine for advertising purposes.
Konrad Zuse did not implement this feature in the Z3 because the memory of 64 words was too small for this.
www.inf.fu-berlin.de /lehre/SS01/hc/zuse/node4.html   (545 words)

  
 Konrad Zuse
Konrad Zuse was born in Berlin in 1910.
Zuse soon learned that one of the most difficult aspects of doing a large calculation with either a slide rule or a mechanical adding machine is keeping track of all intermediate results and using them in their proper place in later steps of the calc ulation.
Zuse suddenly realized that, once you had the instuctions coded for the control mechanism, there was no longer any need for the calculating-plan form at all and it had become nothing more than a series of boxes acting like a memory.
www.thocp.net /biographies/zuse_konrad.html   (352 words)

  
 Z3 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Konrad Zuse's Z3 was the first working programmable, fully automatic machine, whose attributes, with the addition of conditional branching, have often been the ones used as criteria in defining a computer.
A fully functioning replica was built in the 1960s by the originator's company Zuse KG and is on permanent display in the Deutsches Museum.
A patent application of Konrad Zuse, however, mentioned this concept almost a decade earlier in 1936, although the patent was rejected.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Z3   (639 words)

  
 TU Berlin - The shoulders on which we stand - Festschrift zur 125-Jahr-Feier der TU Berlin
Konrad Zuse was born in Berlin on 22 June 1910.
During Zuse's activities as structural engineer in an aeroplane factory, his aversion became so great that he handed in his notice after just one year so he could devote himself to the development of a machine that would perform these calculations automatically.
Zuse gave a guest lecture during the 1953/54 winter term, and most importantly, the Z22 computing machine mentioned above started operations in 1958, so that the university which (in a roundabout way) had inspired Konrad Zuse to invent the computer could itself enter the new era at last.
www.tu-berlin.de /presse/125jahre/festschrift/zuse_e.htm   (495 words)

  
 The Cutting Edge: An Encyclopedia of Advanced Technologies - Publishing Division - The Moschovitis Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Konrad Zuse is popularly recognized in Germany as the inventor of the computer.
Zuse had already been contemplating the possible uses for his machine, and his goal was the development of a programmable replacement for mechanical desktop calculators, for use at large or medium-sized companies.
Zuse's patent application of 1941 for the computing machine Z3 was ultimately refused in 1967 by a German judge, who declared it to lack "inventiveness." The long delay between application and decision was due initially to the war and its aftermath.
www.mosgroup.com /pub/zuse.html   (1669 words)

  
 Konrad Zuse (1910 - 1995)
Zuse knew little of Bush's Differential Analyser, was almost completely unaware of Babbage's Analytical Engine theories, and had never heard of George Boole, and yet he set out to develop a general-purpose computer, designed to operate on boolean principles.
Zuse decided to incorporate the mechanical memory of the Z1 in his next machine, but to replace mechanical signal routing devices with a relay-based unit.
Never a man to give up easily, Zuse continued to work on his Z4 (essentially the same machine as the Z3, but with an increased memory of 32 bits), moving the machine all over the city to avoid the devastation of the Berlin blitz and discovery by allied troops.
www.kerryr.net /pioneers/zuse.htm   (748 words)

  
 Zuse
The main reason why Zuse succeeded in building his mechanical computer where Babbage had failed, was the fact that Zuse's Z1 was a binary machine with two position switches to represent 0 and 1.
Some of Zuse's computers were destroyed in bombing raids near the end of the war although the Z3 was reconstructed in 1960 for display in a museum in Munich.
Zuse began work on his Z4 computer in 1942, and it was almost complete when, due to continued air raids, it was moved from Berlin to Göttingen.
www.dgatx.com /computing/people/John-OConner/pubs/2003/Konrad-Zuse/Zuse.html   (1056 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Konrad Zuse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The Z3 is sometimes claimed to be "first computer" as such, though this depends on complex and subtle definitional issues, as the machine was not truly general-purpose in the manner of later machines (see the article of history of computing for a thorough discussion).
Zuse designed a high-level programming language, the Plankalkül, allegedly from 1941 to 1945, although he did not publish it until 1972.
Due to financial problems, it was then sold to the Siemens AG company.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Konrad_Zuse   (1089 words)

  
 History of Computers
Zuse learned that one of the most difficult aspects of doing a large calculation is keeping track of all intermediate results and using them, in their proper place, in later steps of the calculation, Zuse realized that an automatic-calculator device would require three basic elements a memory, a control, and a calculator for the arithmetic.
After Zuse constructed his first three digital computers during the war, he was unable to convince the Nazi government to support his work, for a computer based on electronic valves, the proposal was rejected on the grounds that the Germans were so close to winning the War that further research effort was not necessary.
Zuse completed the first, fully functioning, electro-mechanical computer, which was able to complete his design for using relay type operations, called the Z2, in 1939.
techcenter.davidson.k12.nc.us /fall022/ZUSE.HTM   (548 words)

  
 The Life and Contributions of Konrad Zuse
Konrad Zuse first started to consider the logical and technical principles of computers as far back as 1934 when he still was a student.
Konrad Zuse was born in in Berlin on June 22, 1910.
Konrad Zuse with the rebuilt Z3 in 1961.
www.sinc.sunysb.edu /Stu/emseaman   (1597 words)

  
 Goldstrasz/Pantle: Zuse's Computer During World War Two
Although Zuse's test runs were mainly oriented towards the problems of statics, he explained to his bemused co-engineers that one day his machines would even be able to beat world champions at chess.
Zuse was able, in the middle of the war and alongside his part-time work at the Henschel factory, to found an almost civilian company, the 'Zuse Ingenieurbuero und Apparatebau, Berlin'.
Zuse got himself and his computer company through the war as well as he could - without ever receiving the protection and financial support accorded to urgent military matters.
waste.informatik.hu-berlin.de /Diplom/ww2/zuse_e.html   (813 words)

  
 The Dead media Project:Working Notes:03.4
Zuse's choice of a general purpose approach was based on his separation of the different elements: an arithmetic unit to do the calculations, a memory for storing numbers, a control system to supervise operations, plus input and output stages.
Zuse was soon convinced it was the right approach, and this led to the design of the Z3, which was probably the first operational, general-purpose, programmable computer.
Konrad Zuse, developer of the Z-1 through Z-4 machines was clearly one of those who foresaw the development of the computer and did something about it well before those whom we will acknowledge next year in Philadelphia.
www.deadmedia.org /notes/3/034.html   (1457 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
His greatest achievements were the completion of world's first working programmable computer in 1941 and the design of the first high-level programming language Plankalkül in 1945 (although the language was never actually implemented within his lifetime).
However, its Turing-completeness was never envisioned by Zuse and only proven in 1998.
Zuse received several awards for his work, and had many streets named after him.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/k/ko/konrad_zuse.html   (675 words)

  
 Raul Roja's article on Zuse
Konrad Zuse is popularly recognized in Germany as the "father of the computer" and his Z1, a programmable automaton built from 1936 to 1938, has been called the "first computer" in the world.
Zuse decided to build his first experimental calculating machine exploiting two main ideas: a) the machine would work with binary numbers; b) the computing and control unit would be separated from the storage.
Zuse's approach is sounder, since it frees the programmer from the tedium of checking the bounds of his numbers before each operation.
hjs.geol.uib.no /zuse/zusez1z3.htm   (8633 words)

  
 Zuse's Thesis - Zuse hypothesis - Algorithmic Theory of Everything - Digital Physics, Rechnender Raum (Computing Space, ...
Zuse was the first to propose that physics is just computation, suggesting that the history of our universe is being computed on, say, a cellular automaton.
Konrad Zuse (1910-1995; pronounce: "Conrud Tsoosay") not only built the first programmable computers (1935-1941) and devised the first higher-level programming language (1945), but also was the first to suggest (in 1967) that the entire universe is being computed on a computer, possibly a cellular automaton (CA).
Zuse is careful: on page 337 he writes that at the moment we do not have full digital models of physics, but that does not prevent him from asking right there: which would be the consequences of a total discretization of all natural laws?
www.idsia.ch /~juergen/digitalphysics.html   (742 words)

  
 Konrad Zuse - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Konrad Zuse (June 22, 1910 – December 18, 1995) was a German engineer and computer pioneer.
The final result had 30,000 components, cost 800,000 DM, and required four individuals (including Zuse) to assemble it.
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www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/k/o/n/Konrad_Zuse_0ec5.html   (1096 words)

  
 Zuse's Z3, the World's First Programmable Computer
Several years before the Colossus in the U.K. and the ENIAC in the U.S., the Z3, built by Konrad Zuse in 1941, was crunching numbers in Germany.
Below is a photograph of Konrad Zuse with the rebuilt Z3 in 1961.
Konrad Zuse wrote the first algorithmic programming language called 'Plankalkül' in 1946, which he used to program his computers.
radio.weblogs.com /0105910/2004/06/07.html   (517 words)

  
 BookRags: Konrad Zuse Biography
Konrad Zuse was the designer of the first operational, fully electronic, program-controlled, general-purpose computer.
Zuse was born in Berlin and studied engineering at the Berlin Technical School.
Zuse also devised a computer language, Plankalkul, that could be used for both numerical and non-numerical problems, including programming chess games.
www.bookrags.com /biography/konrad-zuse-woi   (340 words)

  
 Konrad Zuse: Preface
Also, Zuse was completely unaware of any computer-related developments in Germany or in other countries until a very late stage, so he independently conceived and implemented the principles of modern digital computers in isolation.
Today, the Z3 is widely acknowledged as being the first fully functional automatic digital computer, and Konrad Zuse is acclaimed by computer scientists as being the most admired and respected computer pioneer.
The development of the Z4 and the Zuse Apparatebau from 1942 to 1945 in Berlin is described, and also the slightly modified architecture of the Z4 for the ETH-Zürich in 1950.
www.epemag.com /zuse   (370 words)

  
 Konrad Zuse: The Invention of the Computer
Konrad Zuse (1910 - 1995) - Kerry Redshaw
Konrad used relays to built logic gates - an arrangement of electronically-controlled switches used to calculate operations in Boolean algebra.
The story of Konrad Zuse and his revolutionary invention - the computer (or mechanical brain as he liked to call it), which Zuse built in his parents' living room.
www.juliantrubin.com /bigten/zusecomputer.html   (634 words)

  
 Konrad Zuse Multimedia Show   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Today, in the whole world Konrad Zuse almost unanimosly is accepted as the creator / inventor of the first free programmable computer with a binary floating point and switching system, which really worked.
Konrad Zuse, also created the first programming language of the world, called the Plankalkül.
The Konrad Zuse Multimedia Show 2003 has been created by Horst Zuse, the oldest son of Konrad Zuse.
www.horst-zuse.homepage.t-online.de /show_en.html   (239 words)

  
 Nomination Form: UNESCO-CI
Thus, the title chosen by Zuse for his 1941 patent application "Rechenvorrichtung" (which today appropriately would be translated as computing device, although calculating device keeps more of the original flavour) is in perfect accordance even with our contemporary use of technical terms.
Konrad Zuse (1910-1995) is now internationally recognized as the inventor and creator of the first programme-controlled universal calculating device — in short: of the Computer.
Although Zuse made his way as a manufacturer of computers in post-World War II Germany, he was only in later years (around 1965/1970) internationally recognized as being the pioneer of modern computers.
portal.unesco.org /ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=3385&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html   (2341 words)

  
 Computer History Museum - Zuse Computer Z23   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
On April 30, 1999 19 students of the Konrad Zuse Schule (Konrad Zuse School) in Hünfeld, where Konrad Zuse lived from 1956 till his death in 1995, finished the assembly of the historical Computer Z23 of the Zuse KG for the delivery to Computer History Museum in Mountain View (California) close to San Francisco.
The students of the Class 11 IT of the Konrad Zuse Schule in Hünfeld restored together with the class teacher Bubenheim and Leopold Stein, who is a member of the Konrad Zuse Gesellschaft, the historical Z23 computer.
Because the students of the Konrad Zuse Schule in Hünfeld are educated in precision mechanics, the following unit could be rebuilt by the students.
www.computerhistory.org /projects/zuse_z23   (1839 words)

  
 History of Telecommunications - Computer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The first model of a programmable calculator called "ZUSE Z1" was developed by the German engineer Konrad Zuse.
The first calculation on Z1 by Konrad Zuse and the beginning of the new project ZUSE Z2 was made in the same year.
ZUSE Z3 the first programmable computer which really worked in all parts was demonstrated by Konrad Zuse.
www2.fht-esslingen.de /telehistory/comp30.html   (229 words)

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