Analog and digital computing

  • Roger W. Brockett
V. Signal Processing, Control, and Manufacturing Automation
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 653)


It is clear that digital signal processing is growing in importance, fulfilling functions that were once carried out exclusively by analog means. At the same time the analog point of view, as represented by neural networks and adaptive control is also developing in new directions. Prompted by these considerations, this paper attempts to put into perspective recent work on analog computing. Some basic definitions are proposed and used to classify some examples from the literature.


Digital Computer Strange Attractor Digital System Floquet Multiplier Pulse Frequency Modulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger W. Brockett
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  1. 1.Division of Applied SciencesHarvard UniversityCambridge

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