John von Neumann - Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata. Edited [...] by Arthur W. Burks

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John von Neumann - Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata. Edited and completed by Arthur W. Burks - Urbana and London - University of Illinois Press - 1966 - 1st edition - [xx], 388 pp - Cloth binding with dust jacket - 16 x 23,5 cm.

Condition: Good - COMPLETE with the dust jacket (with some wear); small owner's entry on flyleaf. Added is a newspaper clipping with article by Liesbeth Koenen about Von Neumann (1992).

Standard work, based on two unfinished manuscripts by Von Neumann about self-reproducing automata. With an introduction by the compiler Arthur W. Burks. Illustrated with black and white drawings. With index. Text in English. Retail price on flap of dust jacket '75s. net'. Hardcover FIRST EDITION.

¶ The Hungarian-American mathematician John von Neumann (János Neumann (1903-1957) was involved with Robert Oppenheimer in the Manhattan Project (the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki) and at the end of the Second World War in the development of the first electronic computer ENIAC. Von Neumann is considered the founder of current computer architecture.

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