John Napier is best known as the discoverer of logarithms. He was also inventor of Napier's Bones. Which were multiplication tables written on strips of wood or bones. The invention was used for multiplying, dividing, and taking square roots and cube roots. He also made common the use of the decimal point in math.
Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Mathematicians
Where did John Napier invent the Napier bones?
Napier's Bones, a system similar to an abacus which assists in the calculation of products and quotients, and also referred to as Rabdology, was first mentioned as a new invention by Napier in 1617 in Edinburgh, Scotland. ...
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What year did john napier invented the napier's bone?
in 1614 john Napier invented logarithms and a device called NAPIER,s bones ...
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The contribution of john Napier in computer?
John Napier contributed to many fields of science and philosophy. His mathematical inventions and discoveries laid a considerable part of the foundation of modern computer science. Napier University in Scotland is named after him. The tower in which he was born - the Tower of Merchiston - lies at the centre of Napier University's Merchiston campus [Napier University 2001]. ...
What reason let John Napier invent the logarithm?
There was a demand for a huge number of manual calculations to create tables - many of them for navigational purposes - where similar calculations needed to be repeated many times. ...