A New Calculating Device

  • W. S. Anglin
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)


John Napier (1550–1617) was a Scottish Baron who gave 20 years of his life to the construction of logarithms. Like Stifel, he was interested in proving that the Pope was Antichrist, and in 1594 he published ‘A plaine discovery of the whole Revelation of St. John’. Part of Napier’s discovery was that the world would end before 1700.


Positive Integer Real Number Natural Number Linear Interpolation Positive Real Number 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. S. Anglin
    • 1
  1. 1.Keane Inc.DarienUSA

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