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    Ready reckoners

    Williams, B.O.B. and Johnson, Roger (2005) Ready reckoners. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 27 (4), pp. 64-80. ISSN 1058-6180.

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    Multiplication is vital to the conduct of commerce but is time-consuming and error-prone. Among the many aids developed over two centuries to address these issues, the most widely used was the ready reckoner, a printed book containing tables of precalculated multiplication results that could be useful in business transactions.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2021 19:14
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:50


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