John Napier

John Napier - concept c of logarithms and published the...

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n John Napier was a Scottish Mathematician who was born in Merchiston Castle in Edinburgh in the year 1550. He briefly attended St. Andrew's University, but for some s unknown reason, left without obtaining a degree, which didn't seem to have any relevance r to him. He returned home in 1571 as a scholar competent in Greek. He was a ardent t Presbyterian who wrote A Plaine Discovery of the Whole Revelation of Saint John, the t first Scottish interpretation of the bible, in 1593 to demonstrate that the Catholic Church C was the beast. He was interested in mathematics at an early age and set forth the
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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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