Did Archimedes invented the first odometer?

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Asked on 2020-10-26 20:14:31

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The answer

Pendulum World wrote on 26th of October 2020
Yes, he did.

 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odometer

 

The story

An odometer or odograph is an instrument used for measuring the distance traveled by a vehicle, such as a bicycle or car. The device may be electronic, mechanical, or a combination of the two (electromechanical). The noun derives from ancient Greek ὁδόμετρον, hodómetron, from ὁδός, hodós (path or gateway) and μέτρον, métron (measure). Early forms of the odometer existed in the ancient Greco-Roman world as well as in ancient China. In countries using Imperial units or US customary units it is sometimes called a mileometer or milometer, the former name especially being prevalent in the United Kingdom and among members of the Commonwealth.

 

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