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An easy introduction to the slide rule.

by Isaac Asimov

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Slide-rule

  • Edition Notes

    StatementWith diagrs. by William Barss.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQA73 .A8
    The Physical Object
    Pagination187 p.
    Number of Pages187
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5947336M
    LC Control Number65019294

    The slide rule also does not tell you the sign of your result. Compared to a calculator, a slide rule is severely limited in its accuracy. You can enter and read a number typically to two or three decimal digits only. Scales. All other scales on a slide rule are referenced to the C and D scales. Following is a list of scales commonly found on.   As it's been in storage for years, and I always admired the full-sized Post , this discussion prompted me to find and get one off e**y for US$ It just arrived - along with finding the Teledyne Post "Versalog II Slide Rule Instructions" book as download. Which was co-written by Dr. Budenholzer! What a small world.

    Slide Rules and Logarithm Tables A. Learn to use a slide rule. Try this (1). a) Obtain or make a slide rule. Do one of the following. i) Use the online, or do a web search and find another virtual slide rule OR ii) Print out , and cut and assemble it OR iii) Make a cardboard slide rule following the instructions atFile Size: KB.   Steve Seale's collection of slide rules, slide rule books, and book reviews. Steve's Slide Rules Slide Rule Instruction Texts last update The Home Page; An Easy Introduction to the Slide Rule (pb) Asimov, Isaac, Fawcett Premier, Greenwich Conn., , .

    Music Slide Rule The aim of this module is to not only enable you to play guitar chords but to also remove the mystery of what are chords and understand and know how they work. If you read the first part of this module about practical theory, hopefully this will shed a lot of light on understanding the basics of chords for any musical. Instructions in Slide Rule Use. This section tells you how to use a slide rule. It includes a guide to the most common uses of a rule and instructions for some non-standard rules. A-to-Z: A basic guide to using slide rules: Teach Yourself the Slide Rule: An almost complete book on slide rule use (© Hodder and Stoughton).


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An easy introduction to the slide rule by Isaac Asimov Download PDF EPUB FB2

A book from the same era as my recently acquired slide rule was the best introduction I could have asked for. It gave the foundations necessary for the on-line manuals available for the different rules to make sense.

Highly recommended for archeotech or retrocomputing people. Read more. 5 people found this s: 8. A book from the same era as my recently acquired slide rule was the best introduction I could have asked for. It gave the foundations necessary for the on-line manuals available for the different rules to make sense/5(8).

An Easy Introduction to the Slide Rule Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. EMBED EMBED (for wordpress This book was intended for a double-page spread, and here it is presented as single pages. Maybe it should be rescanned and made into double pages.

etc. For example, the book shows you how slide rule can be used to I wish he had talked a little more clearly of the theory but I have to say that already having an understanding An easy introduction to the slide rule. book logarithms, this really opened my mind to the possibilities of representing them spatially and how they can be used to solve all kinds of problems/5.

“A slide rule,” he says, “doesn’t seem as impressive as a giant electronic computer, but it has many advantages. It is small enough to put in your pocket, it need not cost more than a couple of dollars, it can’t go out of order, and, best of all, it can solve almost any numerical problem that you meet up with under ordinary circumstances.

An easy introduction to the slide rule by Asimov, Isaac, Publication date Topics Slide-rule Publisher Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Disabilities.

Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on Ma SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata)Pages: An Easy Introduction to the Slide Rule, Asimov, Isaac Asimov is one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited more than books.

While science fiction and popular science were his mainstays, he published in a wide variety of categories, ranging from history, to Shakespeare, to the Bible, to mystery stories.

Music Slide Rule. BACK. NEXT. An Easy Guitar Chord Book for Beginners. Introduction 1. Guitar Chord Book: Chord Book 2: Guitar DADGAD Tuning: Ukulele G C E A: Mandolin G-D-A-E: Jazz Banjo C-G-D-A: Guitar chord bk Intro 1.

The second earlier book by "I.C.S. Staff" (series designation ) is a combination printing of three separate books, "Trigonometry", "The Slide Rule", and "Mechanics" each with their own copyright dates (this earlier printing of the "The Slide Rule" is copyright and is considerably abridged compared to the later version).

This book has a chapter on Slide Rules but it is very basic, not getting beyond the use of the A,B,C and D scales.

Keuffel and Esser Catalog An easy introduction to the Slide Rule by Isaac Asimov. Teach Yourself the Slide Rule by Burns Snodgrass published by English Universities Press. Burns Snodgrass was the founder of Unique Slide Rules. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

An easy introduction to the slide rule by Isaac Asimov,Houghton Mifflin edition, in EnglishPages: The slide rule and other instruments which give the same facilities for rapid calculations, are covered by the term "Mechanical Calculation".

It is unfortunate that, for some reasons not easy to see, the slide rule is sometimes regarded as a difficult instrument with which to become proficient. There is a tendency for some people. The slide rule, also known colloquially in the United States as a slipstick, is a mechanical analog computer.

As graphical analog calculators, slide rules are closely related to nomograms, but the former are used for general calculations, whereas the latter are used for application-specific computations. The slide rule is used primarily for multiplication and division, and also for.

Easy Introduction to the Slide Rule - Isaac Asimov,pub. Houghton Mifflin, out of print. Conceptually accessible intro to the mathematics behind the logaritmic slide rule by that legendary explicator of so many 20th Century Sciences.

Hardcover, pages. Condition: used but excellent, with liibrary-type cover on dust jacket. (Sold). Example 1: Our original problem was xand the slide rule gave us an answer of Round the original problem to convenient numbers and solve it in your head: x = This is much closer to 78 than it is to orso the answer is Example 2: Our original problem was x 9, and we read an answer of on the slide 95%(37).

THE SLIDE RULE The Slide Rule is a time and labor saving instrument for quickly solving problems involving multiplication, division, proportion, squares, square roots, cube and cube roots or any combination of these processes. The operation of a Slide Rule is simple and anyone with a fair understanding of numbers can use one.

This model is considered the most advanced slide rule K&E ever sold and was in production into the 70s, possibly up to when K&E ceased slide rule manufacturing.

For intro books I think a search for slide rule manuals will turn up dozens of suitable results, perhaps including a manual for the very model you end up with. how to use dual base log log slide rules by Professor Maurice L. Hartung∗ The University of Chicago Pickett The World’s Most Accurate Slide RulesFile Size: KB.

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B&N Outlet Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events HelpPages: An Easy Introduction to the Slide Rule is a non-fiction book by Isaac Asimov. Gallery Add a photo to this gallery See Also List of Books by Isaac Asimov. Slide Rule is Nevil Shute Norway's autobiography about his early years as an aeronautical engineer.

It only briefly touches on his sometimes parallel career as author Nevil Shute. The first half of the book covers his involvement during the late 's up to in a very exciting venture in which England sought to develop its own aeroship 4/5.1 Introduction It is easy to use a Slide Rule even though it may take practice to become really familiar with it.

In using the various scales you will find it helpful to work out a simple problem which you can check mentally before going on to more complicated calculations. In this way confidence and aFile Size: KB.Additionally, The slide rule does not tell you where the decimal point is located in the answer.

To do a calculation with a slide rule you reduce all numbers to scientific notation with digits then use the slide rule to perform the basic operations.

In a separate calculation you find the order of magnitude by combining the powers of