Decoding the Mechanisms of Antikythera Astronomical Device by Jian-Liang Lin,Hong-Sen Yan

By Jian-Liang Lin,Hong-Sen Yan

This publication offers a scientific layout technique for interpreting the internal constitution of the Antikythera mechanism, an astronomical gadget from historical Greece. The ancient history, surviving proof and reconstructions of the mechanism are brought, and the old improvement of astronomical achievements and diverse astronomical tools are investigated. Pursuing an procedure in response to the conceptual layout of recent mechanisms and taking into account the factors of technology and know-how on the time, all possible designs of the six lost/incomplete/unclear subsystems are synthesized as illustrated examples, and forty eight possible designs of the entire inside constitution are provided. This method offers not just a logical device for employing smooth mechanical engineering wisdom to the reconstruction of the Antikythera mechanism, but additionally an leading edge examine path for opting for the unique buildings of the mechanism sooner or later. in brief, the booklet bargains useful new insights for all readers who're attracted to the Antikythera mechanism.

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