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    This Wikipedia page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centrifugal_governor) says that Huygens invented the centrifugal governor. Man, this guy did everything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowy Man View Post
    This Wikipedia page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centrifugal_governor) says that Huygens invented the centrifugal governor. Man, this guy did everything!
    They were all curious tinkerers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phands View Post
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    Modern control systems came out of WWII in weapons controls mostly out of Bell Labs. Bode pronounced bow-d, a mathematician produced the first comprehensive book with theoretical foundations. The Bode Plot is a primary tool.
    Yep...that's where I learned...I worked for the UK Navy at the time. Most of them were for Radar and Sonar transducer control. Bode plots were valuable tools.
    If you include Smith Charts then we are really takin' .

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_bank View Post
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    Modern control systems came out of WWII in weapons controls mostly out of Bell Labs. Bode pronounced bow-d, a mathematician produced the first comprehensive book with theoretical foundations. The Bode Plot is a primary tool.
    Yep...that's where I learned...I worked for the UK Navy at the time. Most of them were for Radar and Sonar transducer control. Bode plots were valuable tools.
    If you include Smith Charts then we are really takin' .

    Yep - did my first Smith Chart at age 17. on RADAR waveguides, Magnetrons and Klystrons.
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.” Terry Pratchett

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    Quote Originally Posted by phands View Post
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    If you include Smith Charts then we are really takin' .

    Yep - did my first Smith Chart at age 17. on RADAR waveguides, Magnetrons and Klystrons.
    Sounds like my kind of guy.

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