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Maker:
Bush, Vannevar  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 cm x 89 cm x 67 cm; 3 15/16 in x 35 1/32 in x 26 3/8 in
Object Name:
differential analyzer component
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Cambridge
United States: Massachusetts, Cambridge
Date made:
ca 1930
ca 1930
Description:
In this large open arrangement of steel shafts, one shaft is set perpendicular to another. This was the carriage for the input table. The graph of a function to be entered into the machine was placed on an input table. Each carriage could be moved so that the pointer on it followed the curve. It was connected to a shaft which transported the pointer's motion to the appropriate part of the machine.
For a related transaction, see 208694. Further components are also in other parts of transaction 1983.3002.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wayne State University, College of Liberal Arts, Computation Laboratory
ID Number:
1983.3002.01
Catalog number:
1983.3002.01
Nonaccession number:
1983.3002
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Mechanical Integrators and Analyzers
Science & Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-aa66-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_693232