Science: Computomat

Electronic computers are rapidly becoming the oracles of industry. As machines and processes become more complex, problems can become too involved for quick solution by old methods and too vital for trial-and-error testing. Designing a new product—an electronic tube, for instance —may call for thousands of lengthy calculations. Often a computer can polish the whole thing off in a couple of minutes.

But computers are expensive, and they require specialized mathematicians to feed their problems to them. To make their talents more easily available, Electronics Associates, Inc. of Long Branch, N.J.

this week opened a "computer center" at Princeton. The building is a...

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