Digital Differential Analyzers

  • Hans W. Gschwind


Digital differential analyzers are a class of electronic computers which have not yet had the general recognition they undoubtedly deserve. The probable reason for this fact is that there is only a narrow field of application in which digital differential analyzers offer more advantages than either analog or digital computers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans W. Gschwind
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  1. 1.Modification and Development Branch, Analysis and Computation Division, Air Force Missile Development CenterHolloman AFBNew MexicoUSA

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