# Interesting Esoterica

• Published in 2010
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Analog calculating machines usually contain lots of gears (differentials), cams, ball-and-disc integrators and rack-and-pinions. But would it be possible to construct such calculating machines only using hinged rods? In the first instance, one would think only linear functions could be represented by such a mechanism but that is not true. This presentation describes “computing linkages” and the work of Antonin Svoboda on their systematic development.

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