Definition:Lehmer's Electromechanical Sieve
Lehmer's electromechanical sieve is a device which was invented for the purpose of solving number theory problems, such as:
It consists of:
- a mechanical assemblage of gearwheels
- photo detector
- an electronic amplifier.
It is currently located at the Computer History Museum, where its lot number is $\text X 85.82$.
Source of Name
This entry was named for Derrick Henry Lehmer.