Analytical engine

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Portion of the calculating machine with a printing mechanism of the Analytical Engine, built by Charles Babbage, as displayed at the Science Museum (London).[1]

The Analytical engine was designed by Charles Babbage in 1837.[1] It was the first mechanical general purpose computer.[2][3]

The logical structure of the Analytical engine was essentially the same as computer design today.[3]

Babbage was never able to complete construction of his machines due to conflicts with his chief engineer and inadequate funding.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Babbage's Analytical Engine, 1834–1871. (Trial model)". Science Museum. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  2. John Graham-Cumming (4 October 2010). "The 100-year leap". O'Reilly Radar. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "The Babbage Engine: The Engines". Computer History Museum. 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  4. Weber, Alan S (10 March 2000). 19th Century Science, an Anthology. ISBN 9781551111650. Retrieved 1 August 2012.