Interesting Esoterica

Photoelectric Number Sieve Machine ("Gear Machine")

Web page by D. H. Lehmer and Robert Canepa
  • Published in 1932
  • Added on
This gear number sieve was constructed to solve number theory problems such as factoring and determining if a number is prime. The machine also had a photo detector and powerful amplifier which was not included in the gift.

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BibTeX entry

@online{PhotoelectricNumberSieve,
	title = {Photoelectric Number Sieve Machine ("Gear Machine")},
	author = {D. H. Lehmer and Robert Canepa},
	url = {http://www.computerhistory.org/collections/catalog/X85.82},
	urldate = {2016-06-13},
	abstract = {This gear number sieve was constructed to solve number theory problems such as factoring and determining if a number is prime. The machine also had a photo detector and powerful amplifier which was not included in the gift.},
	comment = {},
	collections = {easily-explained,things-to-make-and-do},
	year = 1932
}