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Code:planimeterCare2004
Title:Planimeter Models
Author:Charles Care
Date:Apr-2004
Type:model
Funding:3YP - Undergraduate third year project
Short description:Models relating to my third year project Illustrating the History of the Planimeter
EM Technologies:tkeden, dtkeden, %eden, %scout, %donald, %sasami
Keywords:education, history of computing, history of mathematics, planimeter, analogue computing, mathematical instruments
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The planimeter is a mathematical instrument used for measuring areas and
is an example of an analogue computing device.
The models provide visualisation of some of the various planimeters
developed in the nineteenth century:



Some documentation is also included in the /Docs folder.

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README.xml 1354 12:59 PM Apr 16 2005 04:05 PM Dec 15 2014
screenshot-sm.jpg 15269 01:47 PM Feb 08 2005 04:05 PM Dec 15 2014
Docs/ 4096 10:45 AM Feb 08 2005 04:05 PM Dec 15 2014
amsler/ 4096 02:32 PM Feb 08 2005 04:05 PM Dec 15 2014
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empublic system initially created by Ashley Ward with assistance from Chris Roe and Meurig Beynon.