On the Pin-and-Slot Device of the Antikythera Mechanism, with a New Application to the Superior Planets

  title={On the Pin-and-Slot Device of the Antikythera Mechanism, with a New Application to the Superior Planets},
  author={Christi{\'a}n C. Carman and Alan S. Thorndike and James Evans},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  pages={116 - 93}
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)Perhaps the most striking and surprising feature of the Antikythera mechanism uncovered by recent research is the pin-and-slot device for producing the lunar inequality.1 This clever device, completely unattested in the ancient astronomical literature, produces a back-and-forth oscillation that is superimposed on a steady progress in longitude - nonuniform circular motion.2 Remarkably, the resulting motion is equivalent in angle (but not in spatial… 

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