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Ancient computing technology: from abacuses to water clocks

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Twenty-First Century Books,
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c2011.
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English
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Ancient cultures measured time accurately with water clocks. An engineer in the first century B.C. designed an odometer to calculate distance traveled. People computed the first values of pi about four thousand years ago. Learn how ancient computing set the stage for our own modern computing technology.
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subject_facet Counting -- Methodology -- History -- To 1500, Mathematics, Ancient
title_display Ancient computing technology : from abacuses to water clocks
title_full Ancient computing technology : from abacuses to water clocks / by Michael Woods and Mary B. Woods
title_short Ancient computing technology :
title_sub from abacuses to water clocks
topic_facet Counting, History, Mathematics, Ancient, Methodology