Hi, need to submit a 1250 words paper on the topic Ada Lovelace: Mathematician and Computer Pioneer. Described in her internet biography as an analyst, metaphysician and the founder of computing Ada was born in 1815 to Isabelle Milbanke and Lord Byron during their short marriage. Even before the wedding, Byron said ‘We are two parallel lines that extend infinitely side by side but never intersect, ‘ as quoted in the Mexican article by Lara ‘Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace.’ Isabelle left her husband when her daughter was only a month old. He left England forever soon afterward.
She wanted Ada to be as unlike her father as possible and so ensured that she received a mathematical and musical education rather than a literary one, according to her biography on the web page Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace. This was meant to be a ‘means of moral discipline and emotional control’ according to Lara quoting Elwin 1975. Towards the end of her life, she wrote to her mother, “If you can’t give me poetry, cant you give me “poetical science?” as quoted by Dr. Betty Toole in her article. ‘Ada Byron, Lady Lovelace.’ The point was that Ada saw mathematics as a series of metaphors and relied on imagination as well as logic.
At only 13 years old she designed a flying machine with wings as being powered by a steam engine as described by Lara. Not long before Ada’s birth Sir George Cayley had produced several papers which dealt with the stability, structure, control, and aerodynamics of flying machines, as yet unbuilt. Ada’s design predated Henson’s machine patented in 1843, but intellectual pursuits were not generally considered suitable for society women. From 1832 Mary Somerville became her home tutor. However, when she was 17 Ada began a lifelong friendship with Charles Babbage, a Cambridge professor of mathematics. They began a lifelong correspondence. In 1835 Ada married and went on to have three children.