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The Slide Rule

Naturevolume 32pages627629 (1885) | Download Citation



IT is a perpetual source of amazement to those who are familiar with this instrument that its use is not almost universal. People of every class have to make simple calculations, while those engaged in scientific work, in designing apparatus, or in invention perpetually cover sheets of paper with figures, all of which trouble and the loss of time which it involves might be saved by the intelligent use of a good slide rule, and yet, for reasons difficult to find out, the habitual use of this instrument is limited to a very small proportion of the calculating community.


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