Prototype Fragments from Babbage's First Difference Engine

Denis Roegel 1
1 MOSEL - Proof-oriented development of computer-based systems
INRIA Lorraine, LORIA - Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications
Abstract : The Museum of the History of Science in Oxford owns a rare assembly related to Charles Babbage's first difference engine. But in addition to the conventional parts found in other fragments of the difference engine, this assembly also contains ``intruder parts'' that do not fit, but are closely related to the first difference engine. We believe that some of these parts are relics from a prototype of the first difference engine.
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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2009, 31 (2), pp.70-75
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Denis Roegel. Prototype Fragments from Babbage's First Difference Engine. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2009, 31 (2), pp.70-75. 〈inria-00111244〉

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