Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage

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  • Charles Babbage was born December 26, 1791
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  • Around the age of eight, Babbage was sent to a country school in Alphington near Exeter to recover from a life-threatening fever
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  • Babbage, John Herschel, George Peacock, and several other friends formed the Analytical Society in 1812.
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  • Babbage arrived at Trinity College, Cambridge, in October 1810.
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  • In 1816 he was a candidate for a teaching job at Haileybury College, but lost out to Henry Walter.
  • Babbage applied to be professor at the University of Edinburgh, with the recommendation of Pierre Simon Laplace; the post went to William Wallace.
  • In the period to 1820 Babbage worked intensively on functional equations in general, and resisted both conventional finite differences and Arbogast's approach
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