What is a slide rule pass?

Answer 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 »

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In what year was the slide rule invented?

The slide rule was invented in approximately 1622 by William Oughtred. Oughtred took two straight logarithmic scales, created in 1620 by Edmund Gunter, and placed them side by side. He was then abl... Read More »

What year was the slide rule made?

The slide rule was invented in 1622 by Rev. William Oughtred, an Angelican minister who took the single logarithmic scale invented by Edmund Gunter in 1620 and combined two of them, creating a slid... Read More »

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 was the name of the book in which William Oughtred first described his slide rule?

The mathematician William Oughtred first described his design for the slide rule in "Circles of Proportion and the Horizontal Instrument" published in 1632. In this book, Oughtred also outlined his... Read More »