Turing Alan Turing Alan Turning Essay

Length: 2 pages Sources: 5 Subject: Education - Computers Type: Essay Paper: #11126063 Related Topics: Mathematics, Computers, Education And Computers
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This machine was also one of the first true computing machines, and its level of logical simplicity and mechanical complexity are evidence of Turing's supreme genius in this area (Ellsbury). Not only did this machine revolutionize cryptography, which in itself made a giant contribution to the world of computer science, it also provided a great deal of information that was used by the Allies in order to win the war (Wikiepedia; Ellsbury). The Bombe in and of itself, however, does not constitute Turing's single greatest achievement in the world of computer science or logic.

This honor, without a doubt, belongs to the Turing Machine, which is not actually a mechanical device at all, or even a single machine (Hodges (a)). The Turing Machine is actually a description of infinitely man theoretical machines, which...

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The machine would read information from the paper strip, and use this information to advance the strip and continue reading, back up, re-write, and re-read, advance and rewirte, etc., thus always modifying its own instructions and acting on those instructions according to the higher instructions that were mechanically built into the machine (Hodges (a)). This theoretical device is essentially how a modern computer or computer program works, on different hierarchies.

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Copeland, Jack. The Turing Archive. 2009. Accessed 14 October 2009. http://www.alanturing.net/turing_archive/archive/index/codebreakingindex.html#Enigma

Ellsbury, Graham. "The Enigma and the Bombe." 2007. Accessed 14 October 2009. http://www.ellsbury.com/enigmabombe.htm

Hodges, Andrew. The Alan Turing Home Page. 2009. Accessed 14 October 2009. http://www.turing.org.uk/turing/

Hodges, Andrew (a). "Alan Turing." The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philsopohy. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/turing/#TurMacCom

Wikipedia. "Alan Turing." 2009. Accessed 14 October 2009. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Turing

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Works Cited

Copeland, Jack. The Turing Archive. 2009. Accessed 14 October 2009. http://www.alanturing.net/turing_archive/archive/index/codebreakingindex.html#Enigma

Ellsbury, Graham. "The Enigma and the Bombe." 2007. Accessed 14 October 2009. http://www.ellsbury.com/enigmabombe.htm

Hodges, Andrew. The Alan Turing Home Page. 2009. Accessed 14 October 2009. http://www.turing.org.uk/turing/

Hodges, Andrew (a). "Alan Turing." The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philsopohy. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/turing/#TurMacCom


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