According to J.von NEUMANN: "In an analog machine each number is represented by a suitable physical quantity, whose value, measured in some pre-assigned unit, is equal to the number in question" (1958, p.3).
The machine must be equipped with devices enabling it to operate suitable mathematical transformations on these quantities.
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