By Florian Cajori
The slide rule, with its many diversifications, has been important to arithmetic and engineering on the grounds that its invention within the seventeenth century. curiosity during this box has grown dramatically and creditors can nonetheless locate a lot fabric at cheap costs. regrettably there was little details on hand aside from brands manuals and catalogs, making this reprint of Cajori's vintage relatively useful. additionally incorporated with this reprint of the 1910 version is Cajori's large article at the heritage of Gunter's Scale and the Slide Rule in the course of the seventeenth Century, released via the collage of California in 1920, which units forth his next findings. there's additionally a necessary explanatory creation through Dr. Robert ok. Otnes, editor of the magazine of the Oughtred Society. 178 pages. Illustrated. 61/8" x 91/4". demanding hide.
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W. Schneider, explaining the slide rule, which was modeled after a Swedish text of the year 1824. The English notation A, B, C, D of the four scales is used. On the cover of the book is an advertisement of the Berliner mechanic, F. Dübler, manufacturer of slide rules of boxwood or of brass. In 1847, C. 3 He mentions in his preface three makers of slide rules in Berlin, namely, Th. Baumann, C. T. Dörifel, and C. G. Grunow. Notwithstanding this activity, we are informed by a writer in 1859 that the slide rule was little used in Germany.
510, refers to the following publications: Notice sur les travaux et titres scientifiques, de M. Léon Lalanne, Paris, 1876, p. 32, and to Méthodes graphiques pour l’expression des lois empiriques on mathématiques it trois variables, avec des applications it l’art de l’ingénieur et à la résolution des équations numeriques d’un degré quelconque. Par M. ] 29. Eschmann-Wild’s Tachymeterschieber. [Cited by Favaro, loc. , p. 512, from Der topographische Distanzmesser mit Rechenschieber von J. Stambach, Aarau, 1872.
A. Meyer’s Taschenschnellrechner. [Mechaniker, Vol. 5, 1897; Encyklopädie de Math. , Bd. I, 1898—1904, p. ] 123. Règle pour les Vitesses, Poids et Calibres des Projectiles. [Calcul simplifié. , Paris, 1905,p. 118. ] 124. Naish’s Logarithmicon. [The Logarithmicon; A mechanical contrivance for facilitating calculations. ] HISTORY OF THE LOGARITHMIC SLIDE RULE 125. 51 Lallemand, Règle Calcul. [Zeitschr. , Vol. 29, 1900, p. 233; Encyklopädie Math. , Bd. I, Leipzig, 1898— 1904, p. ] 126. Hart’s Proportior.
A History of the Logarithmic Slide Rule by Florian Cajori