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Undusting Napier's Bones


Undusting Napier's Bones

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This site describes John Napier's life and works and, in particular, his invention known as Napier's Bones. A Java applet illustrates how the "bones" work when multiplying numbers.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: November 30, 2004
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 06, 2009
Send email to fuzztone@eexi.gr
Submitter: James Rutledge


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Primary Audience: Middle School, High School, College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Java-enabled browser
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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