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Decoding the ancient Greek astronomical calculator known as the Antikythera Mechanism
The Antikythera Mechanism is a unique Greek geared device, constructed around the end of the second century bc. It is known that it calculated and displayed celestial information, particularly cycles
Calendars with Olympiad display and eclipse prediction on the Antikythera Mechanism
TLDR
Though no month names on the Metonic calendar were previously known, all 12 months are identified, which are unexpectedly of Corinthian origin, and the cycles of human institutions with the celestial cycles embedded in the Mechanism’s gearwork are linked.
Decoding an ancient computer.
  • T. Freeth
  • Physics
    Scientific American
  • 1 December 2009
TLDR
Research that has revealed how the Antikythera mechanism, which is a unique astronomical calculator, modeled lunar motion and predicted eclipses is discussed.
Revising the eclipse prediction scheme in the Antikythera mechanism
  • T. Freeth
  • Physics
    Palgrave Communications
  • 22 January 2019
TLDR
The deeply puzzling grouping and ordering of these Index Letter Groups was solved with a simple mathematical model, which both explained these groups and the distribution of the glyphs round the Saros Dial—revealing an eclipse prediction scheme of extraordinary sophistication and ambition.
Eclipse Prediction on the Ancient Greek Astronomical Calculating Machine Known as the Antikythera Mechanism
TLDR
Two arithmetical models are presented here that explain the complete eclipse prediction scheme and imply a surprisingly early epoch for the Antikythera Mechanism.
Improved X-ray computed tomography reconstruction of the largest fragment of the Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient Greek astronomical calculator
The Antikythera Mechanism is an extraordinarily complex ancient Greek astronomical calculating device whose mode of operation is now relatively well understood particularly since imaging studies in
Building the Cosmos in the Antikythera Mechanism
Ever since its discovery by Greek sponge divers in 1901, the Antikythera Mechanism has inspired fascination and fierce debate. In the early years no-one knew what it was. As a result of a hundred
Using Computation to Decode the First Known Computer
TLDR
Researchers have used many different kinds of software to analyze the structure and astronomical functions of the Antikythera mechanism's surviving fragments, which has an extraordinarily sophisticated mechanical design.
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