Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

An Initial Assessment of the Accuracy of the Gear Trains in the Antikythera Mechanism

Edmunds, Michael Geoffrey 2011. An Initial Assessment of the Accuracy of the Gear Trains in the Antikythera Mechanism. Journal for the History of Astronomy 42 (3) , pp. 307-320.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

The article examines the accuracy of the gear trains of the Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient Greek device that was possibly used as an astronomical calculator. The author analyzes the placement of the mechanism's gear teeth. Mathematical models of gear train accuracy are provided, with the author noting the standard deviations in the trains. Because of the gear errors present in the Mechanism, the author concludes that it was probably used more for display or education purposes than for actual astronomical calculation.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Publisher: Science History Publications
ISSN: 0021-8286
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:52
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/46026

Citation Data

Cited 8 times in Google Scholar. View in Google Scholar

Cited 10 times in Scopus. View in Scopus. Powered By Scopus® Data

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item