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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Differentiate between Analog and Digital Computers

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The differences between analog and digital computers are as follows:






1
Analog Computers Work on continuous values. Digital computers Work on discrete values.

2
Analog Computers have low memory. Digital computers have a very large memory

3
Analog computers have Slow speed. Digital computers have fast speed.

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Analog computers are less reliable. Digital computers are more reliable.

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Analog computers used in engineering and science and medical fields. Digital computers are used in all fields of life.

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Analog computers are used to calculate / measure analog quantities like speed and temperature. Digital computers are used to calculate mathematical and logical operations. It can solve addition, subtraction, division, multiplication and other mathematical and statistical operations.

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Analog computers provide less accurate results. Digital computers provide 100% accurate results.
8 Normally Analog Computers are specific purpose Digital Computers are general purpose
9 Analog computers are difficult to use Digital computers are easy to use
10 Examples of Analog computers are: thermometer, analog clock, speedometer etc. Examples of digital computers are:
Personal Computer, laptops, smart phones etc.
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