Reconstruction Designs of the Planetary Subsystem

  • Jian-Liang LinEmail author
  • Hong-Sen Yan


The planetary subsystem of Antikythera device can demonstrate completely the planetary pointers on the front zodiac dial, including Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Several studies, based on the concept of mechanism designs, presented reconstruction models with the interior mechanisms serving to the planetary functions [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]. However, the surviving evidence of planetary subsystem and the solar subsystem is not complete. Even some designs have been presented, a systematic discussion regarding alternative feasible topological structures of mechanisms of the lost planetary subsystem is needed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational Cheng Kung UniversityTainanTaiwan

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