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Using Computation to Decode the First Known Computer

Edmunds, Michael Geoffrey and Freeth, Tony 2011. Using Computation to Decode the First Known Computer. Computer 44 (7) , pp. 32-39. 10.1109/MC.2011.134

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Researchers have used many different kinds of software to analyze the structure and astronomical functions of the Antikythera mechanism's surviving fragments. This ancient Greek calculator contains 30 gear wheels and has an extraordinarily sophisticated mechanical design.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antikythera mechanism, Computational archaeology, Computed tomography, History of astronomy, History of computing, History of technology
Publisher: IEEE
ISSN: 0018-9162
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:52

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