The differential analyser

Maker and role
J. Crank, Author
Production date

Object detail

Accession number
"The title of this book is the name of a new kind of calculating machine designed especially to evaluate solutions of differential equations. The differential analyser has proved particularly valuable in handling equations which are not amenable to formal mathematical treatment, but which frequently arise in modern research work and technical problems. The general principles and constructional features of a typical differential analyser are described, and its application to a number of problems is discussed in some detail. There is a chapter on the mechanical solution of certain types of partial differential equations. A small-scale Meccano model analyser and also a new machine still in process of construction in America, are described." - Preface

Introduction / construction of the machine / small-scale model differential analysers / designing a simple set-up / miscellaneous points arising in set-up design / applications / the mechanical solution of certain types of partial differential equations / a new differential analyser / appendices / index
Signature/Marks and Type
"Soham Grammar School Cambridgeshire 1961 E. Smith ordinary level prize; E Armitap, headmaster Ink stamp and hand-written
Physical description
137 pages : photographs, diagrams, charts (black and white) ; 19 x 13 cm
First edition.
Credit line
J. Crank. 1947. The differential analyser, PUB-2019-8. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).


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