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ABSTRACT
Printed accounts of the appearance and use of various forms of slide rule appear in a variety of 18th and early 19th American printed sources. Based largely on British work, these texts reveal both confidence in the practical potential of the instrument and the slow diffusion of the device.
INDEX TERMS
Instruments, Measurement, Mathematics, History, Volume measurement,18th century mathematics, history of computing, slide rule, manufacturing, early 19th century mathematics
CITATION
Peggy Aldrich Kidwell, "Useful Instruction for Practical People: Early Printed Discussions of the Slide Rule in the US", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 37, no. , pp. 36-43, Jan.-Mar. 2015, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2015.17
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