A History of the Logarithmic Slide Rule by Florian Cajori

By Florian Cajori

The slide rule, with its many adaptations, has been important to arithmetic and engineering for the reason that its invention within the seventeenth century. curiosity during this box has grown dramatically and creditors can nonetheless locate a lot fabric at reasonable costs. regrettably there was little details on hand apart from brands manuals and catalogs, making this reprint of Cajori's vintage rather worthwhile. additionally integrated with this reprint of the 1910 variation is Cajori's wide article at the background of Gunter's Scale and the Slide Rule through the seventeenth Century, released through the collage of California in 1920, which units forth his next findings. there's additionally a necessary explanatory creation via Dr. Robert okay. Otnes, editor of the magazine of the Oughtred Society. 178 pages. Illustrated. 61/8" x 91/4". challenging disguise.

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4, London, 1829,p. 37; Mechanic’s Magazine, London, Vol. 15, 1831,p. ] 11. Clouet’s règle calcul. HISTORY OF THE LOGARITHMIC SLIDE RULE 41 [Bulletin de la société d’encouragement pour l’industrie nationale, Vol. 52, 1853, p. 588. This rule was constructed by Clouet about 1821. See Vol. 20, p. ] 12. Jomard règle a calcul. [Bull. de la société d’encouragement pour l’industrie nationale, Vol. 52, Paris, 1853, p. 588. Made by M. Collardeau, after 1815. , Paris, 1905, p. ] 13. Thomas Young’s Sliding Rule for Gauging Casks.

New York, 1891, pp. 1—10; C. W. Crockett, Explanation of the Principles and Operation of the Mannheim Slide Rube, Troy, N. , 1891. See Fig. ] 37. Mannheim Règle Calcul Cylindrique. [Nouvelles Annales de Mathématiques, tome XIII, 1854, p. 36; Encyklopädie d. Math. , Bd. I. Leipzig, 1898— 1904, p. 1060. ] 38. Lenoir’s Règle Calcul. [Bull. de la société d’encouragement pour l’industrie nationale, Vol. 52, 1853, p. 588; also Vol. 20, p. 77, and Vol. 23, p. 129. Lenoir constructed his instruments about 1821 and later.

I, Leipzig, 1898— 1904, p. ] 126. Hart’s Proportior. [Techniker, Vol. 12, 1889—1890, p. 34; Encyclopedia d. Math. , Vol. I, Leipzig, 1898—1904, p. ] 127. Renaud-Tachet, Règle Circulaire. [M. , Paris, 1905, p. 121; Génie civil, 21 Janvier, 1893, p. ] 128. Clouth Rechenscheibe. [F. M. Clouth, Anleitung zum Gebrauch der Rechenscheibe, Hamburg, 1872; Dyck’s Katalog, Nachtrag, p. 3, Nr. 11 d; Encyklopädie d. Math. , Ed. I, Leipzig, 1898—1904, p. ] 129. F. J. Vaes, Règle pour la Traction des Locomotives.

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