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Code:planimeterCare2005
Title:Planimeter Models
Author:Charles Care
Date:Feb-2005
Type:model
Funding:PhD - PhD thesis
Short description:Models of Oppikofer and Wetli Planimeters
EM Technologies:tkeden, %eden, %scout, %donald, %sasami
Keywords:education, history of computing, history of mathematics, planimeter, analogue computing, mathematical instruments
empublic references:planimeterCare2004
EMpress references:
Web site references: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/dcs/people/research/csrbaf/research/papers/kaleidoscope , http://www.dcs.warwick.ac.uk/~ccare/
Previous locations:
Tour:demo.avi


Model of an Oppikofer planimeter in tkeden.
This was constructed to illustrate a talk given to the British Society of the History of Mathematics (BSHM).
Tracing a figure on the 2D input table causes the 3D model to calculate the area of the that
figure.

Also, a model of a Wetli planimeter (see sub directory 'wetli').
This model is an adapted version of the cone one presented in the root directory that was made for
Steve Russ's visit to Germany.

See the file HOWTORUN.txt

The model requires the EDEN software available on this site. For users without
this software, a video screen shot is provided as a 'tour'.

planimeterCare2005 is available locally within DCS at /dcs/emp/empublic/projects/planimeterCare2005
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HOWTORUN.txt 362 08:46 AM Apr 29 2005 09:53 AM Apr 02 2007
README.xml 1643 10:39 PM Jun 01 2008 09:53 AM Apr 02 2007
Run.e 11931 06:35 PM Feb 19 2005 09:53 AM Apr 02 2007
carriage.sasami 1533 09:08 AM Sep 29 2004 09:53 AM Apr 02 2007
cone_point.mtl 44 09:08 AM Sep 29 2004 09:53 AM Apr 02 2007
cone_point.obj 36483 09:08 AM Sep 29 2004 09:53 AM Apr 02 2007
demo.avi 13849088 09:11 PM May 17 2005 09:53 AM Apr 02 2007
disc.mtl 44 09:08 AM Sep 29 2004 09:53 AM Apr 02 2007
disc.obj 71007 09:08 AM Sep 29 2004 09:53 AM Apr 02 2007
disc_taper.mtl 44 09:08 AM Sep 29 2004 09:53 AM Apr 02 2007
disc_taper.obj 106504 09:08 AM Sep 29 2004 09:53 AM Apr 02 2007
input.eden 4923 12:56 PM Feb 19 2005 09:53 AM Apr 02 2007
materials.sasami 620 09:08 AM Sep 29 2004 09:53 AM Apr 02 2007
pen.sasami 905 12:46 PM Feb 19 2005 09:53 AM Apr 02 2007
pen_shaft.sasami 1283 09:08 AM Sep 29 2004 09:53 AM Apr 02 2007
planimeter.eden 3637 09:20 PM Feb 21 2005 09:53 AM Apr 02 2007
screenshot-trans.gif 25808 02:50 PM Feb 19 2005 09:53 AM Apr 02 2007
screenshot.gif 25808 02:48 PM Feb 19 2005 09:53 AM Apr 02 2007
setup.eden 72 08:42 AM Apr 29 2005 09:53 AM Apr 02 2007
shaft.sasami 1372 09:08 AM Sep 29 2004 09:53 AM Apr 02 2007
trace.gif 2946 04:42 PM Feb 18 2005 09:53 AM Apr 02 2007
trace.png 2639 04:41 PM Feb 18 2005 09:53 AM Apr 02 2007
track.eden 2439 12:49 PM Feb 19 2005 09:53 AM Apr 02 2007
wheel_and_pen.eden 1757 09:08 AM Sep 29 2004 09:53 AM Apr 02 2007
wheel_linkage.sasami 1561 09:08 AM Sep 29 2004 09:53 AM Apr 02 2007
wheel_shaft.sasami 1388 09:08 AM Sep 29 2004 09:53 AM Apr 02 2007
wetli/ 4096 11:21 AM Oct 18 2005 09:58 AM Apr 02 2007

empublic system initially created by Ashley Ward with assistance from Chris Roe and Meurig Beynon.