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Unformatted text preview: concept c of logarithms and published the first table of them. While doing this, he also systematized s trigonometry and was important in the acceptance of systematic use of decimal notation. n He also invented many mechanical devices used for math, such as "Napier's Bones", which w were devices used to aid multiplication. His father, Sir Archibald Napier, was a wealthy w Gentry and government official who left his estate to his son. John Napier then lived out l his life until 1617, when he died at the age of sixty-seven....
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