Some Realistic Recommendations for Organizations

Some Realistic Recommendations for Organizations

Ned Kock (Texas A&M International University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-357-9.ch009


The first electronic digital computer, the ENIAC, was developed in 1946 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, with funding from the United States Army. By then, computers were seen as giant calculators, capable of performing thousands of complex mathematical operations per second. As World War II had just ended, and the prospect of a global nuclear race was looming large, one of the main applications of computers at that time was ballistics calculation. Among other ballistics-related applications, computers were extensively used for the calculation of warhead missile trajectories with both high speed and unprecedented precision.

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