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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key
PhotoelectricNumberSieve
type
online
date_added
2016-06-13
date_published
1932-07-11

BibTeX entry

@online{PhotoelectricNumberSieve,
	key = {PhotoelectricNumberSieve},
	type = {online},
	title = {Photoelectric Number Sieve Machine ("Gear Machine")},
	author = {D. H. Lehmer and Robert Canepa},
	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 = {},
	date_added = {2016-06-13},
	date_published = {1932-07-11},
	urls = {http://www.computerhistory.org/collections/catalog/X85.82},
	collections = {Easily explained,Things to make and do,Integerology},
	url = {http://www.computerhistory.org/collections/catalog/X85.82},
	urldate = {2016-06-13},
	year = 1932
}