Essay heading: A biography of John Napier

Essay specific features

 

Issue:

Biographies

 

Written by:

 

Date added:

October 3, 1998

 

Level:

 

Grade:

 

No of pages / words:

2 / 358

 

Was viewed:

0 times

 

Rating of current essay:

 
Essay content:

Napier was also responsible for the birth of the decimal place. He suggested that a number with fractional components be visually divided by the use of a point, or decimal. This greatly aided calculations dealing with partial numbers. This practice became largely accepted in Great Britain. Aside the invention of logarithms and the decimal point, Napier had also created a certain style of abacus, known as "Napier's Bones", which was used for calculation of products and quotients of numbers...
displayed 300 characters

Custom written essay

All essays are written from scratch by professional writers according to your instructions and delivered to your email on time. Prices start from $11.99/page

Order custom paper

Full essays database

You get access to all the essays and can view as many of them as you like for as little as $28.95/month

Buy database access

Order custom writing paper now!

  • Your research paper is written
    by certified writers
  • Your requirements and targets are
    always met
  • You are able to control the progress
    of your writing assignment
  • You get a chance to become an
    excellent student!

Get a price guote

 
 

This practice became largely accepted in Great Britain. Aside the invention of logarithms and the decimal point, Napier had also created a certain style of abacus, known as "Napier's Bones", which was used for calculation of products and quotients of numbers. This abacus implemented the use of a board with a rim, and several rods...
displayed next 300 characters

General issues of this essay:

Related essays:

Close