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John Napier
John Napier

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John Napier


This course provides an overview of Scotsman John Napier (1550-1617) and his new method for reducing the work needed to do complicated calculations. The course introduces how logarithms can turn multiplications into additions, and explores how Napier’s work was adopted and improved by other mathematicians.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 2 study in Mathematics [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]