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On the Teeth of Wheels (Computing Science)

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Author:Brian Hayes, American Scientist
Description: A little history on the importance of gears in the history of computing and the importance of computing in the history of gears. "Designers of gear trains have not merely borrowed ideas from mathematics but have also developed some of those ideas on their own and lent them back to the mathematicians."

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles, Bibliographies
Math Topics: History and Biography, Fibonacci Sequence, Engineering

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