The construction of the wonderful canon of logarithms by John Napier

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Statementtranslated from the Latin into English with notes and a catalogue of the various editions of Napier"s works, by William Rae MacDonald.
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Extended title: The construction of the wonderful canon of logarithms / by John Napier; translated from Latin into English with notes and a catalogue of the various editions of Napier's works, by William Rae Macdonald.

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Dawsons of Pall : The construction of the wonderful canon of logarithms John Napier Snippet added addition angle appear arithmetical Author Baron base blank Book Breslau Briggs Brit Canon Catalogue chapters column common complement computed Constructio containing continued copies correct corresponding The Construction of the Wonderful Canon of Logarithms.

The Construction of the Wonderful Canon of Logarithms. Translated from Latin into English with notes and a catalogue of the various editions of Napier's works by William Rae McDonald. Napier, John. First edition in English (first ) of Napier's Constructio.

Napier's most famous accomplishment was his invention of logarithms, the description and table for which was first published in his Mirifici logarithmorum canonis descriptio (), commonly referred to as the Descriptio.

The Construction of the Wonderful Canon of Logarithms (Classics of Science Library) Napier, John Published by Classics of Science Library: New York, NY. The Description of the Wonderful Canon of Logarithms, and the use of which not only in Trigonometry, but also in all Mathematical Calculations, most fully and easily explained in the most expeditious manner.

By the author and discoverer. John Napier. Baron of Merchiston, etc. Scotland. [Preliminary dedicatory material not included.]. The construction of the wonderful canon of logarithms, by John Napier, Baron of Merchiston; translated from the Latin into English with notes and a catalogue of the various editions of Napier's works, by William Rae MacDonald.

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by John Russell Napier. Published by Blackwood in Edinburgh. The results (1) and (2) were given by Napier in words, no short designation being employed even for a logarithm. Napier s construction of the canon.

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The first step taken by Napier in the process of constructing the canon was to form three tables JOHN NAPIER 29. Napier, John, Construction of the wonderful canon of logarithms. London, Dawsons of Pall Mall, (OCoLC) Named Person: John Napier; John Napier: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: John Napier; William Rae Macdonald.

idea of logarithms twenty years earlier, which would be around In Napier was told that the Danish1 astronomer Tycho Brahe had heard of his efforts and was very much looking forward to the publication of a canon of logarithms. It is believed that a friend of Napier's - Dr John Craig – was part of the delegation going to.

Macdonald, The construction of the wonderful canon of logarithms, Turnbull, James Gregory Tercentenary Memorial Volume, For further details on the construction of Napier’s logarithms, see Hobson, John Napier and the Invention of Logarithms,; and Whiteside, ‘And John Napier created logarithms,’.

John Murray, London, A book about the early life of the third of three General sons of Col. George Napier and Lady Sarah Lennox.

Compiled and edited by his son General William Craig Emilius Napier. Contains a portrait of George. The Construction of the Wonderful Canon of Logarithms. John Napier, Baron of Merchiston. Free 2-day shipping. Buy The Construction of the Wonderful Canon of Logarithms at The construction of the wonderful canon of logarithms quantity Add to cart SKU: 23aebef79 Category: Books > Cornell University Library Tag: Napier, John,Logarithms, Spherical trigonometry.

John Napier’s Mathematical Contributions John Napier’s major mathematical work, Mirifici logarithmorum canonis description, which translates to, A Description of the Wonderful Law of Logarithms, was published in Napier’s son Robert brought it to press.

In the introduction to the English edition of the Constructio, The Construction of the Wonderful Table of Logarithms (), translator William Rae Macdonald writes that it is “the most important of all Napier’s works, presenting as it does in a most clear and simple way the original conception of logarithms.”.

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Rabdologiæ seu Numerationis per Virgulas libri duo.

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John Napier had already discovered and published an epochmaking treatise on logarithms when in he turned to "rabdology" or rod-reckoning as yet another means by which to confront the problem of simplifying the huge calculations involved. The construction of the wonderful canon of logarithms by John Napier (Book) An account of the life, writings, and inventions of John Napier, of Merchiston by David Stewart Erskine Buchan.

The construction of the wonderful canon of logarithms Napier, John, and Macdonald, William Rae Published by Gryphon /Classics of Science Library (). was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar, the th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the th year of the 2nd millennium, the 16th year of the 17th century, and the 7th year of the s decade.

As of the start ofthe Gregorian calendar was 10 days ahead. This first English translation of Napier's Rabdologia provides a clear and readable introduction to a group of physical calculating devices, which, long overshadowed by Napier's logarithms, have their own intrinsic interest and charm.

"The tasks which fill'd beginners with dismayThis little book has banish'd clear away." John Napier had already discovered and published an epoch. t The Construction of the Wonderful Canon of Logarithms by John Napier, Baron of Merchisto.

Translated from Latin into English with Notes. Edinburgh and London, CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): My decision to first read and study The Construction of the Wonderful Canon of Logarithms was not motivated by an interest in logarithms.

I was trying to learn more about the origin of the natural exponential function. I had known Leonhard Euler ( − ) probably did the most to. Tables of numbers related in a very similar way were first published in by the mathematician, physicist and astronomer John Napier in a paper called The construction of the wonderful canon of singly, though, Napier had never even heard of the number e, nobody had at the time, and he wasn't really thinking about exponentiation either.The Construction of the Wonderful Canon of Logarithms.

Translated from Latin Into English with Notes and a Catalogue of the Various Editions of Napier's Works by William Rae MacDonald by John Napier,/5(2).The following book contains a translation into English of the entire Mirifici logarithmorum canonis constructio.

Macdonald, William R. (). The construction of the wonderful canon of logarithms by John Napier, Edinburgh and London: W.

Blackwood and Sons.