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The construction of the wonderful canon of logarithms by JohnNapier, Baron of Merchiston

John Russell Napier

The construction of the wonderful canon of logarithms by JohnNapier, Baron of Merchiston

by John Russell Napier

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Published by Dawsons of Pall Mall in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Facsimile reprint; originally pub. Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1889.

Statementtranslated from the Latin into English with notes and a catalogue of the various editions of Napier"s works, by William Rae MacDonald.
ContributionsMacDonald, William Rae.
The Physical Object
Pagination169p.,ill.,24cm
Number of Pages169
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21638110M

User Review - Flag as inappropriate This book has a great deal of the Napier family history in it. The pictures are in better shape than the copy in the National Library of Scotland, but the copy there has 2 extra newspaper articles pasted inside the cover. One is the Wizard Lairds of Merchiston article from Scotsman dated 23 Dec about John Napier and his father.5/5(1).   On April 4, , Scottish mathematician, physicist, astronomer and astrologer John Napier of Merchiston, the 8th Laird of Merchistoun passed away. John Napier is best known as the discoverer of was also the inventor of the so-called “ Napier’s bones “, a kind of abacus for calculation of products and quotients of numbers. Napier also made .

The Construction of the Wonderful Canon of Logarithms (Edinburgh, ), W. R. Macdonald’s trans. of the Constructio, contains an excellent catalog of all the editions of Napier’s works and their translations into French, Dutch, Italian, and German. Details are also included of the location of these works at that date. See also the catalogue of the works of John Napier attached to William Rae Macdonald’s translation of The Construction of the Wonderful Canon of Logarithms Shennan BaronAuthor: Katherine Neal.

John Napier of Merchiston (/ˈneɪpɪər/; 4 April ) also signed as Neper, Nepair named Marvellous Merchiston, was a Scottish landowner known as a mathematician, physicist, and astronomer. He was the 8th Laird of Merchiston. John Napier is best known as the inventor of logarithms/5. A few years ago (Reader and Lover of Mathematics), my father, whose memory I always cherish, brought to the attention of the public, the use of the Wonderful Canon of Logarithms; and indeed he himself had advised on Page 7 and at the end of that book, how he was unwilling at that stage to commit himself to type with a deliberate plan.


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Napier, John. & Macdonald, William Rae. 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 Dawsons of Pall Mall London.

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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.]File Size: KB. Download The most comprehensive account of the mathematician's life and work John Napier (–) is celebrated today as the man who invented logarithms—an enormous intellectual achievement that would soon lead to the development of their mechanical equivalent in the slide rule: the two would serve humanity as the principal means of calculation until the mids.

Napier first made this discovery known in in his book called "A Description of the Wonderful Canon of Logarithms." The author briefly described and explained his inventions, but more importantly, he included his first set of logarithmic tables. These tables were a stroke of genius and a big hit with astronomers and scientists.

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The first two pages of logarithms from 'Mirifici logarithmorum canonis descriptio' (The wonderful canon of logarithms) by John Napier, Baron of Merchiston (), published in Edinburgh in Napier spent 20 years on the research that would lead to his discovery of logarithms.

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