Development of the Logarithm

An article that goes through the calculations of logarithms.

http://locomat.loria.fr/napier/napier1619construction.pdf

On John Napier

http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/mod/oucontent/view.php?id=397281

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosthaphaeresis

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logarithm#From_Napier_to_Euler

From time to time one runs across books that try to teach math from a historical point of view.

teaching math historical perspective

http://www.math.harvard.edu/~knill/teaching/mathe320_2012/

teaching math historically

http://sofia.nmsu.edu/~history/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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