Calculation and Computation in the Pre-electronic Era: The Mechanical and Electrical Ages

Author:   Aristotle Tympas
Publisher:   Springer London Ltd
Edition:   Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
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9781447174103


Pages:   243
Publication Date:   24 April 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Aristotle Tympas
Publisher:   Springer London Ltd
Imprint:   Springer London Ltd
Edition:   Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
Weight:   0.403kg
ISBN:  

9781447174103


ISBN 10:   1447174100
Pages:   243
Publication Date:   24 April 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  College/higher education ,  General/trade ,  Professional & Vocational ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Manufactured on demand   Availability explained
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Introduction The Delights of the Slide Rule Lighting Calculations Lightened Like the Poor, the Harmonics Will Always Be With Us The Inner Satisfaction That Comes With Each Use of the Alignment Chart The Appearance of a Neatly Finished Box Conclusion

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Tympas (National and Kapodistrian Univ. of Athens, Greece) traces the story of analog computing devices in the preelectronic (or pre-digital) era, from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century. ... Tympas's meticulous attention to detail is demonstrated by the extensive references provided at the end of each chapter. All the references are united in a cumulative reference section at the end of the book. There is also a well-constructed, useful index. ... Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. (J. Beidler, Choice, Vol. 56 (1), September, 2018)


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Dr. Aristotle Tympas is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, Greece.

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