9781931626033-1931626030-The Slide Rule: Simplified, Explained, and Illustrated for the Mechanical Trades

The Slide Rule: Simplified, Explained, and Illustrated for the Mechanical Trades

ISBN-13: 9781931626033
ISBN-10: 1931626030
Author: Riddell, Robert
Publication date: 2002
Publisher: Astragal Press
Format: Paperback 88 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781931626033
ISBN-10: 1931626030
Author: Riddell, Robert
Publication date: 2002
Publisher: Astragal Press
Format: Paperback 88 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Riddell, Robert wrote The Slide Rule: Simplified, Explained, and Illustrated for the Mechanical Trades comprising 88 pages back in 2002. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1931626030 and 9781931626033. Since then The Slide Rule: Simplified, Explained, and Illustrated for the Mechanical Trades textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Once more, Astragal Press has rescued an old and rare book from obscurity, allowing for the broad circulation of information previously limited to the select few who could afford access. This book, first published in 1881, was written about the use of the first standard slide rule made in the United States: a Mannheim-type slide rule made by Stephens Co., a mjor rule manufacturer. Included in Riddell’s book, aimed primarily at carpenters and joiners, is a wealth of fascinating instruction on the use of the slide rule in everything from making the calculations necessary for constructing circular porches and spiral stairways, to calculating wages owed or the cost of hauling lumber. Included, as well, are lovely plates illustrating various geometric and trigonometric calculations used in construction. As a source book, it should be of great interest and value to tool collectors, slide rule enthusiasts, and woodworkers.

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