analog computers meaning

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  • [Medicine]
    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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  1. the analog computer measures continuously, without proceeding step by step.
  2. analog computers are general-purpose devices which employ laws of physics for performing mathematical operations.
  3. Project Typhoon was an analog computer developed by RCA in 1952.
  4. In more sophisticated versions, analog computers replaced the electronic controller.
  5. The implementation methods used in analog computers were many and varied.

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