Mechanical Device for Smoothing Data

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As is well known, the application of any reasonably satisfactory formula for the smoothing of a lengthy series of data involves a considerable amount of time and labour. In a recent article1, I indicated the possibility of constructing a mechanical device whereby all mathematical computation would be eliminated. Such a machine has now been constructed.

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    Schumann, Phil. Mag., 26, 970 (1938).

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SCHUMANN, T. Mechanical Device for Smoothing Data. Nature 143, 937–938 (1939) doi:10.1038/143937a0

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