analog computer


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Now, researchers have found that the device, which has been called the first analog computer and was built around 80 B.C., not only predicted solar eclipses but also organized the calendar in the four-year cycles of the Olympiad, forerunner of the modern Games.
The armillary was created by the Greeks, and was useful as a teaching tool and as an analog computer for solving various astronomical problems to a crude degree of accuracy.
8 DAN SANDIN, FIVE-MINUTE ROMP THROUGH THE IP, 1973 Sandin's film looks like a mystical ceremony, revealing the possibilities offered by the new-media artist's invention: an analog computer optimized for processing video information.
Andrews' first analog computer consisted of cables, transistors and diodes harvested from phone company garbage and his dad's Lionel train repair shop.
In turn, this was used to predict the locations of hot spots in castings and thus to check, using the analog computer, a proposed gating and risering system, rather than following the classical trial-and-error technique.