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Roget, Peter Mark (1779-1869)
"DESCRIPTION OF A NEW INSTRUMENT FOR PERFORMING MECHANICALLY THE INVOLUTION AND EVOLUTION OF NUMBERS" FROM PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON, VOL. 105, PP.9-28. [LONDON: ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON,] 1815
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Roget, Peter Mark (1779-1869)
"DESCRIPTION OF A NEW INSTRUMENT FOR PERFORMING MECHANICALLY THE INVOLUTION AND EVOLUTION OF NUMBERS" FROM PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON, VOL. 105, PP.9-28. [LONDON: ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON,] 1815
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Roget, Peter Mark (1779-1869)
"DESCRIPTION OF A NEW INSTRUMENT FOR PERFORMING MECHANICALLY THE INVOLUTION AND EVOLUTION OF NUMBERS" FROM PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON, VOL. 105, PP.9-28. [LONDON: ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON,] 1815
4to (260 x 200mm.), 3 plates (2 folding), disbound, second plate trimmed
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Provenance

bought from Michael Phelps, London, 1983

Literature

Tomash & Williams R104

Catalogue Note

In 1814 Peter M. Roget, a London physician most famous for his thesaurus, invented the concept of the log-log scale that was eventually adopted as a standard scale on a slide rule. This paper, which presents his concept for the new instrument, was read to the Royal Society of London on 17 November and resulted in his election to the society. He served as secretary from 1827 to 1849.

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