## Computers and their role in the physical sciences |

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### Contents

Introduction Hans A Bethe | 1 |

PreElectronic Aids to Digital Computation William J Worlton | 11 |

Early Electronic Computers Herman H Goldstine | 51 |

Copyright | |

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