Mathematician and Computer Scientist Grace Hopper

Mathematician and Computer Scientist Grace Hopper

by Andrea Pelleschi


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Have you ever taken something apart to see how it works? As a child, Grace Hopper took apart five alarm clocks in a row, trying to figure out how all the pieces fit together. As an adult, she joined the Naval Reserve during World War II and worked on the world's first large-scale computer.

After the war, Hopper served on a committee organized by the Department of Defense to create a standard computer language. That language, Common Business-Oriented Language, or COBOL, quickly became popular. How did a curious little girl grow up to become the "Grandmother of COBOL"? Learn how her outstanding innovations changed the field of computer programming.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781512413083
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Series: STEM Trailblazer Bios Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,225,968
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 910L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A Love of Learning 4

Chapter 2 The Mark Computers 8

Chapter 3 A Computer Revolution 14

Chapter 4 Computers in Business 18

Chapter 5 A Short Retirement 24

Timeline 29

Source Notes 30

Glossary 30

Further Information 31

Index 32

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