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Origin and development of nomography (1986)

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Description “Nomography is the branch of knowledge that uses the results of geometry to carry out computation. It appears to have arisen from the need to carry out civil engineering calculations, principally occasioned by the construction of the French railway system during the middle years of the 19th century.”


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