The mechanical analog computers of Hannibal Ford and William Newell

  title={The mechanical analog computers of Hannibal Ford and William Newell},
  author={A. Ben Clymer},
  journal={IEEE Annals of the History of Computing},
  • A. Clymer
  • Published 1 April 1993
  • History
  • IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
The history of mechanical analog computers is described from early developments to their peak in World War II and to their obsolescence in the 1950s. The chief importance of most of these computers was their contribution to the superb gunnery of the US Navy. The work of Hannibal Ford, William Newell, and the Ford Instrument Co. is the framework around which this account is based.<<ETX>> 

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