Historical perspectives - The Moniac A Hydromechanical Analog Computer of the 1950s

@article{Bissell2007HistoricalP,
  title={Historical perspectives - The Moniac A Hydromechanical Analog Computer of the 1950s},
  author={Chris Bissell},
  journal={IEEE Control Systems},
  year={2007},
  volume={27},
  pages={69-74}
}
  • C. Bissell
  • Published 15 January 2007
  • Physics
  • IEEE Control Systems
The Moniac, or Phillips machine as it is more commonly known is unusual, perhaps unique, in the world of analog computers and simulators in employing hydraulic components to simulate dynamic systems, rather than electrical or mechanical devices. While the machine may seem quaint to us now, it is difficult to imagine that any other contemporary simulator would have been quite so successful in directly demonstrating the dynamic behavior of an economic system both to students and professional… 

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