analog computers meaning
Computers in which quantities are represented by physical variables; problem parameters are translated into equivalent mechanical or electrical circuits as an analog for the physical phenomenon being investigated. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms,4th ed)
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- It is considered an early example of a paper analog computer.
- The General Purpose Analog Computer was originally introduced by Claude Shannon.
- Analog computers can have a very wide range of complexity.
- It was developed in parallel with the analog computers of the day.
- Electronic analogue integrators are the basis of analog computers and charge amplifiers.