Radio Electronics January 1959
"Computers Speed Aircraft Design"
featuring the Heath Analog Computer.

Analog computer are used to simulate real world systems. Aircraft design was one
of the early wide spread uses.
During the 40's, 50's and 60's electronic analog computers were used to simulate the
characteristics of a new aircraft, missle, or rocket designs. Because of
their true parallel computing nature, speed, small size, and ease of
programming, they beat digitial computers hands down in these kinds of tasks.
In the mid 60's a new class of computer took over these jobs, the hybrid
(combination analog / digital) computer.

Suggested reading about analog computers
This is the best book I have seen for someone new to analog computers
Basics of Analog Computers
Truitt,T.D. and Rogers,A.E.
John F. Rider Publisher Inc. 1960
A Palimpsest on the Electronic Analog Art
Paynter,H.M.
George A. Philbrick Researches,Inc. 1955
"Collection of reprints of papers and other writings"
about analog computers from the early 1950's.
Abacs or Nomograms
Giet,A
Philosophical Library Inc. 1956
Analog And Analog/Hybrid Computer Programming
Hausner,Arthur
PrenticeHall Inc. 1971
Part of the PrenticeHall Electrical Engineering Series,
this book presents techniques of using a general purpose
analog/hybrid computer for solving a variety of problems.
Analog and Digital Computer Technology
Scott,Norman
McGrawHill Book Co. 1960
Part of the McGrawHill Series in Information Processing
and Computers, this book covers basic principles of analog
and digital computers.
Analog Computation
Jackson, Albert S.
McGrawHill Book Co. 1960
A comprehensive text on analog computation that does not
require a specialized background in electronics.
Analog Computation and Simulation
Rajaraman,V.
PrenticeHall of India 1986
"The main objective of this book is to introduce techniques
of using analog computers for solving ordinary differential
equations and for simulating systems described by ordinary
differential equations."
Analog Computation and Simulation: Exercises
Jenness, Roger R.
Allyn and Bacon, Inc. 1965
Companion to "Analog Computation and Simulation:
Laboratory Approach" and contains examples involving
mechanical, electrical, chemical, thermal, and process
control systems.
Analog Computation in Engineering Design
Rogers,A.E. and Connolly,T.W.
McGrawHill Book Co. 1960
Part of the McGrawHill Series in Information Processing
and Computers, this book began as course notes for "The
Application of Analog Computers to Industrial Problems."
Analogue and Hybrid Computers
Nenadal, Zdenek and
Mirtes, Bohumil
Ilife Books Ltd., London 1968
Analogue Computation Techniques & Components
Williams,R. W.
Academic Press Inc. 1961
Emphasizes analog components and techniques rather than
complete computers and their applications.
Analogue Computation Theory, Techniques and Applications
Fifer, Stanley
McGrawHill Book Co. 1961
Comes in 4 volumes. I'm still searching for volumes 1 and 2.
Analogue Computers
Dodd,K.N.
The English Universities Press Ltd. 1969
A small, easy to understand "Teach yourself book"
on mechanical, and electronic analog computers and
their application.
Analog Computer in Biologie und Medizin
Knorre, Wolfgang A.
VEB Gustav Fischer Verlag, Jena 1971
(In German)
Analog Computer Handbook
Haas, Violet B.
Analog Computer Programming
Rekoff Jr.,Michael G.
Charles E. Merrill Books Inc. 1967
With minimum equipment discussion, teaches programming
and (per unit) magnitude scaling. "Requires only a
general background in differential equations."
Analog Computer Simulation of Engineering Systems
James,M. L., and Smith,G. M.
Intext Educational Publishers 1971
"Presents the fundamental principles necessary to use
the analog computer as a tool in the solution and
analysis of engineering problems."
Analog Computer Techniques
Johnson,Clarence L.
McGrawHill Book Co. 1963
This book covers basic principles of analog computer
components and how they are used. Also includes an
appendix discussion of differential equations.
Analog/Logic Programming and Simulation
Ricci,Ferdinand J.
Spartan Books 1972
This combination of textbook and workbook, presents the
fundamentals of programming analog computers and techniques
of simulation for the beginner. Contains workedout problems
in electical, mechanical, chemical, control system, and
bioengineering.
Analog Methods in Computation and Simulation
Soroka,Walter A.
McGrawHill Book Co. 1954
The mechanical differential analyzer and electronic analog
computer are discussed using analogies developed for linear
simultaneous, polynomial, and ordinary differential equations.
Analog Simulation, Solution of Field Problems
Karplus,Walter J.
McGrawHill Book Co. 1958
Part of the McGrawHill Series in Information Processing
and Computers, this book is divided into Introduction,
The Mathematical Model, Analog Simulation Systems, and
Analog Applications.
Basic Analog Computation
Peterson,Gerald R.
Macmillan 1967
Basics of Analog Computers, Information,Experiments,and Applications
Bureau of Naval Personnel 1963
Covers mathematics for analog computers, mechanical,
electromechanical, and electronic computing components.
Approved material for "Basics of Analog Computers" class
at SSC,NTC Great Lakes, Illinois. (NAVPERS 92699A)
Basic Weapon Systems Components
Chief of the Bureau of Naval Weapons
United States Navy 1960
Mechanical fire control computer components
Calculating Instruments and Machines
Hartree,Douglas R.
Cambridge at the University Press 1950
Lectures given by Douglas Hartree at the University of
Illinois in 1948 on recent developments in the field.
Computer Handbook
Huskey, Harry D. and Korn, Granino
McGrawHill Book Co. 1962
The first half of this 1252 page book covers analog
computers, specifically electronic analog computers.
Computer Modeling and Simulation
Martin, Francis F.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1968
Only digital computers are discussed
Computing Mechanisms and Linkages
Svoboda,Antonnin
Dover Publications 1965
(unabridged republication of the 1948 edition)
Contains research done at MIT into the "mathematical
design of (mechanical) linkage computers" conducted
during World War II.
Design Fundamentals of Analog Computer Components
Howe, R. M.
D. Van Nostrand Company 1961
One of the few books that discuss the design of patch
panels, amplifiers, function generators, and recorders.
Electronic Analog and Hybrid Computers
Korn & Korn
McGrawHill Book Co. 1972
Electronic Analog Computer Primer
Stice, James E. & Swanson, Bernet S.
Blaisdell Publishing Co. 1965
"The fundamentals of the electronic analog computing art
(are presented) in a manner which requires a minimum
background in electronics"
Electronic Analog Computers (Dc Analog Computers)
Korn & Korn
McGrawHill Book Co. 1952
Presents tried methods for the application for the
application of analog computers and uptodate
information on computer components and systems
Elektronische Analogrechner
Adler, A.
VEB Deutscher Verlag Der Wissenschaften, Berlin 1962
(In German)
Function Circuits: Design and Applications
Wong,Yu Jen & Ott,William E.
BurrBrown Research Corp. 1976
Covers operational amplifiers, logamplifiers, multipliers,
dividers, converters, and active filters.
Fundamentals of Analog Computers
Weyrick, Robert C.
PrenticeHall, Inc. 1969
With minimum equipment discussion, teaches programming
and (per unit) magnitude scaling. "Requires only a
general background in differential equations."
Graphical and Mechanical Computation
Lipka,Joseph
John Wiley & Sons Inc. 1918
Covers scales for computation from slides rules to
network of scales to nomographic or alignment charts.
HighSpeed Analog Computers
Tomovic,Rajko and Karplus,Walter J.
John Wiley & Sons Inc. 1962
"Introduces the reader to the electronic devices and
circuits which combine to constitute a repetitive
(analog) computer facility." Divided into four parts
covering introduction, theory, equipment, and applications.
HighSpeed Computing Devices
Engineering Research Associates,Inc.
McGrawHill Book Co. 1950
Prepared as "an investigation and report on the status
of development of computing machine components" for the
Office of Naval Research. Covers digital and analog state
of the art in 1950.
Hybrid Computation
Bekey,George A. and Karplus,Walter J.
John Wiley & Sons Inc. 1968
Covers the theory, the mechanization, and the application
of hybrid computers. Aimed at graduate students with no
electronic or electrical engineering background.
Introduction Analog Computer Programming
Rummer,Dale
Holt,Rinehart and Winston Inc. 1969
Introduction to programming for second semester freshman
or first semester sophomores with knowledge of calculus
and analytic geometry. Contains basic operating instructions
for the EAI TR20, the BurrBown Model 600, and the EAI
TR48 analog computer.
Introduction to Analog Computation
Ashley,Robert J.
John Wiley & Sons Inc. 1963
General discussion of the use of a wide range of electronic
analog computer equipment for students with a college level
knowledge of differential equations and physics.
Introduction To Analog Computation
Blum,Joseph
Harcourt, Brace & World Inc. 1968
Introductory Analog Computation with Graphic Solutions
Zulauf,Earl C. and Burnett,James R.
McGrawHill Book Co. 1966
"Presents basic analog computer concepts, along with
suggested problems, in a manner that can be readily
understood by a student having a nominal background
in physics and mathematics."
Introduction to Electronic Analogue Computers
Wass,C. A. A.
McGrawHill Book Co. 1955
This book covers basic principles of analog computers
and how it's used as a simulator.
Methods for Solving Engineering Problems: Using Analog Computers
Levine,Leon & Levine,Arnold
McGrawHill Inc. 1964
Part of the McGrawHill Series in Information Processing
and Computers, this book presents "a discussion of methods
for utilization of the computer for solving problems."
Operational Circuit Analysis
Bush,Vannevar
John Wiley & Sons Inc. 1937
Principles of Analog Computation
Smith,George W. and Wood,Roger C.
McGrawHill Book Co. 1959
Written for the senior or first year graduate student
in the Physical Sciences with a basic electronic and
Laplacetransformation theory background.
Simulation of Mechanical Systems: An Introduction
Shigley,Joseph Edward
McGrawHill Book Co. 1967
Simulation, the Dynamic Modeling of Ideas and Systems with Computers
McLeod,John
McGrawHill Book Co. 1968
Mostly selected article reprints from "Simulation,
the Journal of Simulation Councils Inc." plus a
introduction to simulation and speculation on the
future of simulation.
Systematic Analog Computer Programming
Charlesworth, A.S. and
Fletcher, J.R.
Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd., 1967
Textbook for science and engineering students.
The Principles Of Computer Simulation
Department of the Navy
Office of Naval Research
Special Devices Center 1955
Principals of simulation using vacuum tube analog
computers.
Screw Propeller Computer
Geo. R. McDermott
Taylor & Carpenter 1902
Ballistic Computer T31
TM96159 Department of the Army Technical Manual
Field and Depot Maintence
Department of the Army, April 1956
TR10 Analog Computer Operator's Handbook
Electronic Associates Inc.
TR10 Computer Maintenance Manual
Electronic Associates Inc., 1962
TR20 Computer Operator's Reference Handbook
Electronic Associates Inc., 1964
TR20 Maintenance Manual
Electronic Associates Inc., 1964
EAI Model 680  Computing Components
Electronic Associates Inc., 1967
EAI Model 680  Reference Handbook
Electronic Associates Inc., 1969
Model 3500  Instruction Manual
Donner Scientific Company, 1960
Maintenance of the Model GN184L1
Goodyear Aircraft Corporation, 1948
Operation of the Model GN184L1
Goodyear Aircraft Corporation, 1948
Operation and Maintenance of L2 GEDA
Goodyear Aircraft Corporation, 1951
Operator's Manual
Simulators 240 Series Analog/Hybrid Computer
Simulators Inc., 1968
Handbook of Operational Amplifer Applications
BurrBrown Research Corporation, 1963
Applications Manual for Computing Amplifiers for
Modelling, Measuring, Manipulating & Much Else
Philbrick Researches, Inc., 1966
Applications Manual for Computing Amplifiers for
Modelling, Measuring, Manipulating & Much Else
Philbrick/Nexus Research, 1968
Applications Manual for Philbrick
Octal Plugin Computing Amplifiers
Philbrick Researches, Inc., 1958
Handbook of Analog Computation
Systron Donner Corporation, 1967
Investigation of the Utility of an Electronic Analog
Computer in Engineering Problems
D. W. Hagelbarger, C. E. Howe, R. M. Howe
Aeronautical Research Center
University of Michigan, 1949
A Tabletop Electronic Differential Analyzer
C. E. Howe, R. M. Howe
Department of Aeronautical Engineering
University of Michigan, 1953
Calculation of Normal Modes and Natural Frequencies
of Ship Hulls by Means of the Electric Analog
Edward Kapiloff
David Taylor Model Basin
Department of the Navy, 1954
Design Details and Operating Procedure for
the TMB Network Analyzer
John H. Kenney, Ralph C. Leibowitz
David Taylor Model Basin
Department of the Navy, 1959
Use of Analog Computers in Design
Burrows, C.R.
Draughtsmen's and Allied Technician's Association 1964
A Continuous Integraph
V. Bush, F.D.Gage, H.R.Stewart
Journal of the Franklin Institute, January 1927
A Mechanical Harmonic SynthesizerAnalyzer
S. Leroy Brown
Journal of the Franklin Institute, December 1939
Analogue Computing in Aeronautics
Lecture by K.V.Diprose to the
Royal Aeronautical Society, 1955
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