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    Preface and Acknowledgments, xi

 1 Introduction: A History of Control Systems, 1

 2 Naval Control Systems: The Bureau of Ordnance and the Ford Instrument

    Company, 19

 3 Taming the Beasts of the Machine Age: The Sperry Company, 69

 4 Opening Black's Box: Bell Labs and the Transmission of Signals, 105

 5 Artificial Representation of Power Systems: Analog Computing at MIT, 138

 6 Dress Rehearsal for War: The Four Horsemen and Palomar, 175

 7 Organizing for War: The Fire Control Divisions of the NDRC, 185

 8 The Servomechanisms Laboratory and Fire Control for the Masses, 207

 9 Analog's Finest Hour, 231

10 Radar and System Integration at the Radiation Laboratory, 260

11 Cybernetics and Ideas of the Digital, 276

12 Conclusion: Feedback and Information in 1945,307

    APPENDIX A: Algorithm of the Ford Rangekeeper Mark 1, 323

    APPENDIX B: NDRC Section D-2 and Division 7 Contracts for Fire Control, 327

    APPENDIX C: Algorithm of Bell Labs' T-io Director, 336

    Notes, 339

    Bibliography, 393

    Index, 417