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Analog Computer; CH archives
« on: May 22, 2018, 01:38:06 PM »
I did not find Analog Computer in the archives. Instead, I found this:
https://www.computerhope.com/jargon/s/slide-rule.htm
Which says:
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A slide rule, also known as a slide ruler or a slipstick, is an extremely complex ruler that functions as an analog computer. By sliding various components of the ruler to align with each other, a slide rule can compute products, roots, logarithms, and the result of trigonometric functions.
That is a form of a mechanical computer.
However, Analog computers stake on many forms.
- Electric and Electronic
- Hydraulic and Pneumatic
- Mechanical and Kinetic
This article is good and provides links to more stuff.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analog_computer

At one time the study of Analog Computer was a big thing before digital became the choice.  (Search YouTube for Analog Computer.)

You once could buy a HealthKit Analog computer that was based on the electrical bridge.

Is this of interest to anybody?   :)
« Last Edit: May 22, 2018, 01:48:46 PM by Geek-9pm »