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Remembering John Napier and His Logarithms

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Title: Remembering John Napier and His Logarithms
Author: Lexa, Michael
Type: Report
Keywords: Napier; logarithms
Citation: M. Lexa, "Remembering John Napier and His Logarithms," IEEE Potentials Magazine, 2002.
Abstract: This article describes John Napier's original defintion of logarithms and presents his method of tabulation for the first logarithmic table. Napier's logarithms are found to have an intimate relationship with the natural exponential function but predates the work of Euler by about a hundred years.
Date Published: 2002-05-20

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