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Logarithm tables were invented by

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Varsha said:
10 years ago

(Born=1550 - Died=4 April 1617) 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 Merchistoun.

John Napier is best known as the inventor of logarithms. He also invented the so-called "Napier's bones" and made common the use of the decimal point in arithmetic and mathematics.

Napier's birthplace, Merchiston Tower in Edinburgh, Scotland, is now part of the facilities of Edinburgh Napier University. After his death from the effects of gout, Napier's remains were buried in St Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh.

John Napier is best known as the inventor of logarithms. He also invented the so-called "Napier's bones" and made common the use of the decimal point in arithmetic and mathematics.

Napier's birthplace, Merchiston Tower in Edinburgh, Scotland, is now part of the facilities of Edinburgh Napier University. After his death from the effects of gout, Napier's remains were buried in St Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh.

Lohith said:
5 years ago

The first table of common logarithms was compiled by the English mathematician Henry Briggs. In 1624, while working with Napier, Briggs and Napier discovered natural logarithms which first arose as more or less "accidental variations" of Napier's original logarithms.

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K shaikshavali said:
6 years ago

The abacus was developed in China 3000B. C.

The word abacus means calculating board. The abacus may be considered the first computer and is has been used since ancient time by a number of civilization for basic arithmetical calculation.

The word abacus means calculating board. The abacus may be considered the first computer and is has been used since ancient time by a number of civilization for basic arithmetical calculation.

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Ashish Kumar said:
1 decade ago

John Napier is best known as the inventor of logarithms. He also invented the so-called "Napier's bones" and made common the use of the decimal point in arithmetic and mathematics.

SUSHIL PRABHAKAR said:
10 years ago

Logarithm inventor Mr. John napear was born on the march 29, 1904 in Scotland its is a great mathematician and its any copycatted articals prove.

Janki said:
1 decade ago

The abacus, also called a counting frame, is a calculating tool used primarily in parts of Asia for performing arithmetic processes.

Narmatha said:
1 decade ago

Can anybody explain the creation of logarithm tables by John Napier? Did he got any award for that? In which year he published?

Sangam said:
10 years ago

Actually john Napier was a English Mathematician. He built mechanical device for the purpose of multiplication in 1617AD.

Gaurav Chauhan said:
9 years ago

I heard his name for first time specially that he invented logarithm table.

Akriti said:
6 years ago

It is the counting frame developed in China. G. K Abacus invented this.

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