The Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries

Part of the Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences book series (HISTORY, volume 2)


One of the great discoveries of the sixteenth century was that of logarithms made independently by Bürgi and Napier. This marked a state in the development of mathematics where sufficiently sophisticated methods were finally made available for the understanding of exponentials and their inverses.


Decimal Place Geometrical Progression Radical Table Spherical Triangle Chapter XIII 
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© Springer-Verlag, New York, Inc. 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IBM ResearchNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Advanced StudyPrincetonUSA

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