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How to Use a Slide Rule

How to Use a Slide Rule

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The citation information for this eighteen-page booklet is: How to Use a Slide Rule (Chicago: Eugene Dietzgen Co., 1942). After a description of the features of the slide rules sold by Dietzgen, the booklet gives a tour of the slide rule for beginners. Instructions are provided for reading a basic set of Mannheim scales, such as those on MA.335270. Sample problems in multiplication, division, square roots, proportion, and trigonometry are solved. Additional scales, such as K and CI, are briefly described.
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Object Name
date made
Eugene Dietzgen Company
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 22.2 cm x 14.4 cm; 8 3/4 in x 5 21/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of William J. Ellenberger
Rule, Calculating
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Slide Rules
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National Museum of American History
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