McGraw-Hill Book Co, NY 1952,1956 stated Second edition; 452 pages, Index, diagrams and some photographs; Bibliography.
Condition: Very Good overall, hardcover with title in gilt on spine; black and yellow dustjacket states Second Edition; with some rubbing, slight chipping and edgewear. Some shelfwear to boards. Binding is sound and pages are glossy and clean, unmarked, In clear acetate glassine jacket protector.
Keywords: analog computers, analogue computers, analog computing, d-c analog, d-c analog computers, analogue computing, op-amps, operational amplifiers, electronic analog computers, korn and korn, korn &, korn, vintage analog computers
Categories: 1950's computers and computing, Computer Science, Databooks, Handbooks, Manuals, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Hardware, Mathematics, Programming and Programming Languages, General Programming, Philosophy of Programming
Item DescriptionContents includes -- Introduction to D-c Analog Computers --Representation of Mathematical Relations; Algebraic Operations; Electronic Integration and Differentiation; networks and operational amplifiers; Complete D-c Analog Computer Installations
Practical Set-up Procedure -- Machine Variables & Scale Factors; Choice of Time Scales; Machine Equations and Block Diagrams; D-c Analog Solution of Linear Differential Equations; Initial Conditions; Solution of Nonlinear Differential Equations; Summary of setup procedure, more
The Application of D-c Analog Computers to Representative Practical Problems -- Problem Preparation; D-c analog computer analysis, automatic control systems, process control, Servomechanisms; Set-up for a trajectory computation; D-c Analog Computer Methods for Solving Aircraft Flight Equations; Using Analog Computers Designing and testing Automatic Pilots; random processes, noise generators, boundary value problems etc
Theory and Design of Linear Computing Elements
D-c Amplifiers for Computer Applications
Multipliers and Function Generators, diodes and other switching devices etc
Auxiliary Circuits and Computer Operation -- Initial conditions, HOLD condition; Control Circuits; Recording Equipment; Computer Power Supplies; Summary of D-c Analog Computer Operating Procedures; Checking of Solutions; D-c analog computers with automatic programming features
The Design of Complete D-c Analog Computer Installations -- composite design considerations; Construction, Wiring, and Installation; Front Panel Layout and patch-bay design; examples of complete d-c analog computers; Repetitive computers;
Tables of Special Computer set-ups; Bibliography to 1950; Bibliography since 1950 (to 1956); examples of differential analyzer computations
'a standard technical manual on the setup and use of electronic analog computers, which had very wide application to the end of the 1950s, when electronic digital computers became widely available... Contains a summary of 1950s analog machines, contains a bibliography of sources on this subject...' (Origins of Cyberspace, 759).