mechanical analog

mechanical analog

[mi′kan·i·kəl ′an·ə‚läg]
(industrial engineering)
A mechanical model of a nonmechanical system that responds to an input with an output corresponding to the response of the real system.
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By utilizing German precision engineering, our lower-priced mechanical analog scales will also appeal to the mass merchants who are tired of 'spinning' retail dollars by selling inexpensive and inaccurate scales prone to high return rates," Helfman said.
As a step toward learning whether the same kind of surprising result could occur in a biological system, Cohen started by looking for a mechanical analog of the traffic paradox, and he came up with the string-spring arrangement described above.
The Schlumberger IDS P3X is a state-of-the art FIB system that is used for modifying integrated circuits by providing access to interconnects for e-beam probing and mechanical analog probing.

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