Friday, August 30, 2013

Calculating Machines in the 19th Century

  The advances in mathematics in 19th Century spurred the development of calculating machines. Here are some articles to help give a rough impression of what was happening in this area.

18-20th Cent. history of the mechanical calculator

1814 Planimeter

1822 Difference Engine

1837 Analytical Engine

1855 Maxwell's Platometer

1890 Continuous Calculating Machines - Thompson & Tait

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