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The History Of Mathematical Tables
Each chapter has a frontispiece featuring a table along with a small illustration of the source where the table was first displayed. Most chapters have sidebars telling. App Download Follow Us. Macbooks All In Ones 2 in 1 Laptops. Home Theaters Headphones. Towels Sink Urinals.
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History of actuarial tables
Know about stores. Nowadays, of course, tables have for the most part been replaced by calculators and computers, and the modern equivalent table-making is the creation of efficient numerical algorithms. Not that tables are completely gone. On the web, one can still find highly technical tables intended as an aid to "experimental mathematics". I've made some myself. The History of Mathematical Tables is a collection of essays, mostly by British authors.
It isn't really a complete history the story of mathematical table-making in Medieval Islam is not represented at all, a rather glaring gap given its historical importance , but rather a series of interesting snapshots.
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Following that we take a flying leap into sixteenth century Europe and read about logarithm tables and their construction. There are chapters on actuarial tables, on tabulation of data, and on various attempts at mechanizing the creation of tables. One of the chapter titles refers to the "unerring certainty of mechanical agency", a concept that may surprise readers living in the time of "computer errors. Many things are missing.
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As mentioned above, there is nothing on Medieval Islam.