Ada Lovelace

By Connor Dooley

The Analytical Engine


  1. The Analytical engine was a proposed mechanical general-purpose computer designed by English mathematician Charles Babbage. It was first described in 1837 as the successor to Babbage's Difference engine, a design for a mechanical computer. Babbage could never finish construction on any of his machines because of conflicts with his chief engineer and want able to forfill funding.


Ada Lovelace bio

Ada Lovelace, born as Augusta Ada Byron. was the only legitimate child of the famous poet Lord George Gordon Byron. But unfortunately he died in Greece when Ada was 8 years old.

Around the age of 17, Ada met Charles Babbage, a mathematician and inventor. The pair became friends, and the much older Babbage served as a mentor to Ada. Through Babbage, Ada began studying advanced mathematics with University of London professor Augustus de Morgan.

In Adas notes she described how codes could be created for device to handle letters, symbols and numbers. She also had a method for an engine to repeat a series of instructions, (called looping) that computers would use today.

Ada died from uterine cancer in london on november 27th, 1852.

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