Have you wondered
- When and Who invented the Difference Engine and the Analytical Engine?
In 1822, Charles Babbage noticed how many errors there were in calculations of star and planet positions. This meant trouble for sailors who navigated by the stars. Babbage got to work on a machine that would do the calculations correctly.
His 1822 invention was called the Difference Engine. Then in 1837, he invented the Analytical Engine, which could perform more mathematics tasks. Babbage made detailed plans for machines that could do tedious calculations perfectly.
The machines were never finished, but Babbage has become known as the father of computing because his plans showed how machines could be designed to do math computations.