Water integrator


Water integrator

The Water Integrator was an early analog computer built in the Soviet Union in 1936. It functioned by careful manipulation of water through a room full of interconnected pipes and pumps. The water level in various chambers (with precision to fractions of a millimeter) represented stored numbers, and the rate of flow between them represented mathematical operations. This machine was capable of solving non-homogeneous differential equations.

Water analog computers were used in USSR until the 1980s for large scale modelling.

ee also

* History of computing hardware
* MONIAC Computer

References

External links

* [http://www.blikstein.com/paulo/projects/project_water.html MIT water computer]


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