Calculating devices that preceded the slide rule, such as sectors and timber rules, are examined, as are special joint rules that incorporate additional elements, such as callipers.
Special jointed devices, such as dip rods that allow calculation, are also included.
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REFJoint Rules Their History By Peter Hopp2009, 8.5 x 11, Softbound, 202 pgs For hundreds of years, the slide rule has been a useful calculating device.
M291Mathematics Made Easy - With a section on slide rule use. Reprinted 1960, Copyright 1947, 1952, 1955 Barnes & Noble, Inc., Everyday Handbooks Note: 6 printings in circulation with 4 versions (in ISRM archives) with prices marked $1.00, $1.25 or $1.50 USD. M233 The Slide Rule And How To Use It (1953) by Hobart H. REF - Digitized by Google Book Search Instructions For The Use Of The Slide Rule Applied to Computations Relating to Practical Husbandry and of The Cattle Gauge For Ascertaining the Carcass Weight of Oxen By John Ewart_Newcastle-on-Tyne - 1847 101 pages REF - Scan by Greg Scott The Complete Side Rule Instructor Containing upwards of three hundred questions and solutions for the improved slide rule, adapted for the use of engineers, millwrights, cotton spinners, mechanics, blacksmiths, moulders, and artisans in general. Treating also the laws of motion, The descent of falling bodies, The strength of materials, the mechanical powers, The elasticity and force of steam, specific gravities, The leveling, The pendulum, etc. The book also includes: a history of the slide rule and the evolution of standard designs, biographies of some of the influential figures in slide rule design; approximately 500 world-wide patents, catalogued by year for dating purposes; descriptions of scales and gauge marks; a section on the care and restoration of slide rules; a glossary of terms used; 8 appendices and 18 tables of correlated information; a comprehensive bibliography.
With the addition of over one hundred detailed illustrations of joint slide rules and a glossary of terms, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in joint slide rules and their history.
By Dieter Von Jezierski Originally published in German in 1977 as the first major book on the history of the slide rule since Florian Cajori's A History of the Logarithmic Slide Rule, this newly revised and translated edition of Slide Rules, A Journey Through Three Centuries, offers readers a fresh, more Continental perspective on this most fascinating of calculating instruments.
A., Senior Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, The Royal Academy, Sandhurst. The first chapter consisting of 18 pages is a review of albebra and the formulas of physics used in the deployment of nuclear warfare. Text is the same as M28 Slide Rule and How to Use it. 6-1/4" x 9-1/4" Hardbound, 208 pages Note: The 1941 (red), 1942 (blue), and 1947 versions had a larger format, cover size: 9" x 10-1/2" which include space for an included Lawrence Deluxe Slide Rule. Scans: 22 sheets - 44 pages M163 - The Slide Rule By Lee H. Examples show how to use all of the instruments, with extensive details on architectural drawing, plane geoemtry, spherical trigonometry, unit conversion, surveying, perspective drawing, and ship's guns (cannons and mortars). Covering the period from the instrument's invention in the early 17th century to the present day, this comprehensive treatise illuminates all aspects of slide rule design and production.