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A difference engine, first created by Charles Babbage, is an automatic mechanical calculator designed to tabulate polynomial functions.

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How does Charles Babbage's Difference Engine solve his quest for automating Log Tables?

At the London Science Museum, we see a model built in 1999 of Charles Babbage's Difference Engine No.2 based on the plans he left: We know that Charles Babbage wrote a book of log tables: In doing ...