Article ID: CBB673615653

Early Tables Resembling Those of Natural Logarithms (2016)

unapi

That natural logarithms may be constructed from Napier's logarithms is no surprise to a modern mathematician, but the thought that this might have been done within ten years of Napier's original publication seems a historical impossibility, since by that time, most of the modern constituents of the notion had not been conceived. Nonetheless the practical use of Napier's tables required interpolation, and the systematization of that interpolation generated a new table with a remarkable similarity to natural logarithms. This interpolation table was later extended by Speidell to stand alongside his ‘New Logarithms’, as an alternative form.

...More
Citation URI
https://data.isiscb.org/isis/citation/CBB673615653/

Similar Citations

Article Craik, Alex D. D.; (2003)
The Logarithmic Tables of Edward Sang and His Daughters (/isis/citation/CBB000340646/)

Article Zeinab Karimian; (2015-2016)
ʿAlī Muḥammad Iṣfahānī and the Logarithm of Numbers (/isis/citation/CBB580625505/)

Article Bullynck, Maarten; (2010)
Factor Tables 1657--1817, with Notes on the Birth of Number Theory (/isis/citation/CBB001033636/)

Article Croarken, Mary; Campbell-Kelly, Martin; (2000)
Beautiful Numbers: The Rise and Decline of the British Association Mathematical Tables Committee, 1871-1965 (/isis/citation/CBB000110922/)

Article Swade, Doron D.; (2010)
Automatic Computation: Charles Babbage and Computational Method (/isis/citation/CBB000933584/)

Article Whiteside, D. T.; (2014)
“And John Napier created logarithms...” (/isis/citation/CBB001451419/)

Article Burn, R. P.; (2001)
Alphonse Antonio de Sarasa and Logarithms (/isis/citation/CBB000100596/)

Article Marsden, Ben; (2006)
Superseding Steam: The Napier and Rankine Hot-Air Engine (/isis/citation/CBB000700478/)

Article Etker, Şeref; (2007)
Salih Murat Uzdilek and the “Introduction of Logarithms into Turkey” (/isis/citation/CBB000931431/)

Article Jadhav, Dipak; (2002)
The Laws of Logarithms in India (/isis/citation/CBB000330334/)

Article Navarro-Loidi, Juan; Llombart, José; (2008)
The Introduction of Logarithms into Spain (/isis/citation/CBB000774619/)

Article Eccarius, Wolfgang; (1979)
Alexander von Humboldts Bemühungen um Additionslogarithmen (/isis/citation/CBB000000291/)

Article Clark, Kathleen M.; Montelle, Clemency; (2012)
Priority, Parallel Discovery, and Pre-eminence: Napier, Bürgi and the Early History of the Logarithm Relation (/isis/citation/CBB001211450/)

Book Havil, Julian; (2014)
John Napier: Life, Logarithms, and Legacy (/isis/citation/CBB001510061/)

Article Mishra, Vinod; (2005)
Invention of Logarithms (/isis/citation/CBB000741848/)

Book Havil, Julian; (2003)
Gamma: Euler's Constant (/isis/citation/CBB000772754/)

Article Domingo Martínez-Verdú; Maria Rosa Massa-Esteve; Antonio Linero-Bas; (2023)
Infinite analytical procedures for the computation of logarithms in works by Benito Bails (1731–1797) (/isis/citation/CBB945634443/)

Article Navarro Loidi, Juan Miguel; (2008)
El número e en los textos matemáticos españoles del siglo XVIII (/isis/citation/CBB000933319/)

Authors & Contributors
Havil, Julian
Craik, Alex D. D.
Domingo Martínez-Verdú
Zeinab Karimian
Linero-Bas, Antonio
Massa Esteve, María Rosa
Journals
Historia Mathematica
Revue d'Histoire des Mathématiques
British Journal for the History of Mathematics
Tarikh-e Elm (The Iranian Journal for the History of Science)
Transactions - Newcomen Society for the Study of the History of Engineering and Technology
Studies in History of Medicine and Science
Publishers
Princeton University Press
El Colegio de Mexico
Concepts
Mathematics
Logarithms
Tables; catalogs; lists
Mathematicians
Irrational numbers
Calculus
People
Napier, John
Euler, Leonhard
Bails, Benito
ʿAlī Muḥammad Iṣfahānī
Gauss, Carl Friedrich
Zaragoza, José de
Time Periods
19th century
17th century
18th century
16th century
20th century
Qajar dynasty, Iran (1794-1925)
Places
Scotland
Spain
China
Iran
India
Great Britain
Institutions
Istanbul Teknik Universitesi
British Association for the Advancement of Science
Comments

Be the first to comment!

{{ comment.created_by.username }} on {{ comment.created_on | date:'medium' }}

Log in or register to comment