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

@article{Carman2012OnTP,
  title={On the Pin-and-Slot Device of the Antikythera Mechanism, with a New Application to the Superior Planets},
  author={C. Carman and Alan M. Thorndike and James Evans},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  year={2012},
  volume={43},
  pages={116 - 93}
}
  • C. Carman, Alan M. Thorndike, James Evans
  • Published 2012
  • Physics
  • Journal for the History of Astronomy
  • (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… CONTINUE READING
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