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The Slide Rule: A Practical Manual (17th Edition)

Originally published in 1920, this classic manual covers all aspects of using slide rules of all sorts.

Contents Covered:

The Mathematical Principle of the Slide Rule
Notation by Powers of 10
The Mechanical Principle of the Slide Rule
The Primitive Slide Rule
The Modern Slide Rule
The Notation of the Slide Rule
The Cursor or Runner
The Use of the Upper Scales for Multiplication and Division
Continued Multiplication and Division
Multiplication and Division with the Slide Inverted
General Hints on the Elementary Uses of the Slide Rule
Squares and Square Roots
Cubes and Cube Roots
Miscellaneous Powers and Roots
Powers and Roots by Logarithms
Other Methods of Obtaining Powers and Roots
Combined Operations
Hints on Evaluating Expressions
Gauge Points
Examples in Technical Calculations
Trigonometrical Application
Slide Rules with Log-log Scales
Special Types of Slide Rules
Long Scale Slide Rules
Circular Calculators
Slide Rules for Special Calculations
Constructional Improvements in Slide Rules
The Accuracy of Slide Rule Results
New Slide Rules
The Solution of Algebraic Equations
Screw-Cutting Gear Calculations
Gauge Points and Signs on Slide Rules
Tables and Data
Slide Rule Data Slips

Format: PDF Digital Reprint, e-Facsimile
No. of Pages: 135
Page Size: A4 (210mm 297mm)
Download Size: 38.7 MB
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