The Antikythera Mechanism I

With Java animations by Bill Casselman


  • Allan Bromley, Notes on the Antikythera Mechanism, Centaurus29 (1986) pp. 5-27. Bromley proposes a plausible gearing plan,different in some important details from Price's. The differences donot involve either of the gear assemblys examined here.
  • Derek de Solla Price, Gears from the Greeks - The AntikytheraMechanism, A Calendar Computer from ca. 80 B.C., Transactions ofthe American Philosophical Society 64, part 7 1974
  • Derek de Solla Price, An Ancient Greek Computer, Scientific AmericanJune 1959 pp. 60-67
  • C. D. Olds, Continued Fractions, Random House (NewMathematical Library) New York 1963. (The result quoted is Theorem3.8 on p. 74).
  • E. C. Zeeman, Gears from the Greeks, Proceedings of theRoyal Institution (G.B.) 58 (1986) 137-156