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

The Slide Rule: A Practical Manual (17th Edition)
  • Click to enlarge
  • Click to enlarge
  • Click to enlarge
  • Click to enlarge


Product Information

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

Contents Covered:

  • Preface
  • Introductory
  • 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
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • The Use of the Upper Scales for Multiplication and Division
  • Reciprocals
  • Continued Multiplication and Division
  • Multiplication and Division with the Slide Inverted
  • Proportion
  • 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
  • Appendix
    • 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
Product Code THES8J0663