Analogue Computing Methods - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080106809, 9781483147567

Analogue Computing Methods

1st Edition

The Commonwealth and International Library: Applied Electricity and Electronics Division

Authors: D. Welbourne
Editors: P. Hammond
eBook ISBN: 9781483147567
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1965
Page Count: 150
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Analogue Computing Methods presents the field of analogue computation and simulation in a compact and convenient form, providing an outline of models and analogues that have been produced to solve physical problems for the engineer and how to use and program the electronic analogue computer. This book consists of six chapters. The first chapter provides an introduction to analogue computation and discusses certain mathematical techniques. The electronic equipment of an analogue computer is covered in Chapter 2, while its use to solve simple problems, including the method of scaling is elaborated in Chapter 3. Chapter 4 describes the general layout of a computer with specifications of selected commercial computers. In Chapter 5, the use of a large computer is elaborated through a reactor simulation. The last chapter outlines particular general analogue devices. Conductive analogues and other methods and special techniques, which have been used in connection with electronic analogue computing, are also deliberated in this text. This publication is valuable to students and individuals conducting work on analogue computing.

Table of Contents

Preface Chapter 1 Introduction and Mathematical Techniques Introduction Analogue and Digital Computing Machines Historical Mathematical Techniques The Laplace Transform The Transfer Function Electrical Impedance Kirchhoff's Laws Vectors and Scalars Separation of Variables Finite Differences Lagrange Coefficients Matrices Determinants Eigenvalues and Eigenfunctions References Chapter 2 Electronic Analogue Equipment The Amplifier The D.C. Amplifier Basic Relay Controls of the Amplifier Errors of the Simple Amplifier The Chopper Stabilized Amplifier Error Analysis Errors of Summers and Integrators Multipliers The Coefficient Potentiometer The Servo-multiplier Crossed-field Multipliers Hall Effect Multipliers Quarter-squares Multipliers Time-division Multipliers Diode Function Generators and Limiters Resolvers Noise Generators Other Function Generators References Chapter 3 Scaling and Applications Introduction Scaling Summer and Integrator Scaling Time Scaling Multiplier Scaling A Worked Example A Small Problem Estimate of Maximum Values Methods of Solution Some Standard Circuits Chapter 4 Computers and Associated Equipment General Design of a Computer Patchboard Control Measurement Recorders and Readout Overload Indicators and Alarms Maintenance Some Typical Computers The Pace Systems TR-10 The Solartron SC-30 The Pace Systems 231-R The English Electric Saturn Royal Aircraft Establishment Tridac References Chapter 5 Applica


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About the Author

D. Welbourne

About the Editor

P. Hammond

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University of Southampton

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