differential analyzer


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differential analyzer

n.
A mechanical or electronic analog computer used to solve especially complicated differential equations.
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Noun1.differential analyzer - an analog computer designed to solve differential equations
analog computer, analogue computer - a computer that represents information by variable quantities (e.g., positions or voltages)
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After graduating from U-M, Shannon moved to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to work on the Differential Analyzer, which at that time was the world's most renowned computer.
This was quickly followed by the world's first automated five-part differential analyzer, the Technicon Hemalog-D, an instrument based on a combination of optical and cytochemical methods.
Vannevar Bush, vice-president of technology and dean of engineering, who under the Institute's program to eliminate delay and complications in engineering and research, has previously made important contributions to the mechanical solution of mathematical problems, including the famous differential analyzer.
The use of a 5-part leukocyte differential analyzer would have been more beneficial for the verification of purity of neutrophils.
The Marshall Differential Analyzer Team is a collection of undergraduate and graduate students gathered together with a common goal of studying and constructing a mechanical differential analyzer, a machine designed and first built in the late 1920's to solve nonlinear differential equations that could not be solved by other methods.
As a reporter interested in computers, Zachary is eager to embrace Bush as one of the founding fathers of American computers, but he recognizes that Bush's analog machines, like the famous differential analyzer of the thirties, belong to a different time and place.
The differential analyzer infers the user's goal and compares the user's task result to that produced by an expert module which is often a knowledge base of rules that an expert would run to perform the task.

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