Uses of a Slide Rule?

Answer Slide rules are essentially analog computers, once widely used for the same purpose as modern digital calculators. These mechanical devices are composed of sliding scales that allow users to perfor... Read More »

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How to Use a Slide Rule?

Suppose you want to compute 8+15 but you forgot how to add. Would it help if you had two yardsticks? Then you could just line them up so that they are offset by 8 inches. If the 0 lines up with the... Read More »

What is a slide rule pass?

A "slide-rule pass" is a colloquially expression used by sportswriters, commentators and fans to describe a pass in the game of soccer. British sportswriter Simon Barnes explains that the term is a... Read More »

How to Read a Slide Rule?

The slide rule was a precursor to the modern calculator. The Museum of HP Calculators website states that in 1614, John Napier discovered the logarithm which made it possible to perform multiplicat... Read More »

Slide Rule Types?

Slide rules are logarithmic scales that feature moving parts used to perform simple and complex mathematical equations. Slides are available with various labels that correspond with the function th... Read More »