Slide-rule
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slide-rule is
mechanical device formerly used by engineers and scientists for rapid and approximate multiplication, division, extraction of roots, raising to powers, and other simple computations.
slide-rule has been almost totally superseded by
small hand-held electronic calculator. It consists of
ruler engraved with logarithmic scales, and
sliding central strip.
principle of
slide-rule is
translation of all computations to equivalent additions or subtractions that can be carried out on
set of scales sliding over each other.
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