Differentiate between Analog and Digital Computers

By | July 19, 2011

The differences between analog and digital computers are as follows:

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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