What is it about?

The Antikythera Mechanism is a unique sophisticated astronomical calculating machine. Some consider it the first analog computer.

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Why is it important?

The Antikythera Mechanism has a very complex mechanical gear.


For more details see: Bruderer, Herbert: Milestones in Analog and Digital Computing, Springer Nature Switzer-land AG, Cham, 3rd edition 2020, 2 volumes, 2113 pages, 715 illustrations, 151 tables, https://www.springer.com/de/book/9783030409739

Prof. SG (retired) Herbert Bruderer
ETH Zurich

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This page is a summary of: The Antikythera mechanism, Communications of the ACM, March 2020, ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), DOI: 10.1145/3368855.
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