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Alan Turing in America – References and About the Author

David E. Zitarelli (Temple University)


[1] Booker, Andrew R., Turing and the Riemann Hypothesis, Notices Amer. Math. Soc. 53 (2006), 1208-1211.

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[3] Copeland, B. Jack (ed.), The Essential Turing, New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2004.

[4] Copeland, B. Jack, Colossus: The Secrets of Bletchley Park’s Codebreaking Computers, New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006.

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[6] Cox, David, The imitation game: How Alan Turing played dumb to fool US intelligence, The Guardian, November 28, 2014.

[7] Davis, Martin, Mathematical logic and the origin of modern computers, in Esther R. Phillips (ed.), Studies in the History of Mathematics, Washington DC: Math. Assoc. America, 1987, pp. 137-165.

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[9] Hejhal, Dennis A., Turing: A bit off the beaten path, The Mathematical Intelligencer 29 (1) (2007), 27-35.

[10] Hodges, Andrew, Alan Turing: The Enigma, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1983. 

[11] Leavitt, David, The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer, New York: Norton, 2005.

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About the Author

David E. Zitarelli is emeritus professor of mathematics at Temple University.  He moved to Minneapolis upon retirement in 2012 to live closer to two of his three grandchildren.  He has continued to be active in the history of mathematics, with two papers appearing in January 2015: “David Rittenhouse: Modern mathematician” in the Notices of the AMS, and “100 years of the MAA” in the American Mathematical Monthly.  At the 2015 MathFest to be held in Washington, D.C., at least partly to celebrate the centennial of the MAA, he will present an outline of a course on the history of mathematics in America based primarily on the work of Karen Parshall and her students.

David E. Zitarelli (Temple University), "Alan Turing in America – References and About the Author," Convergence (January 2015)