1550, Feb 11617, Apr 4
a Scottish landowner known as a mathematician, physicist, and astronomer. John Napier is best known as the discoverer of logarithms. He also invented the so-called "Napier's bones" and made common the use of the decimal point in arithmetic and mathematics. Napier made further contributions. He improved Simon Stevin's decimal notation. Lattice multiplication, used by Fibonacci, was made more convenient by his introduction of Napier's bones, a multiplication tool using a set of numbered rods.
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Henry Briggs
...notable for changing the original logarithms invented by John Napier into common (base 10) logarithms, which are...
William Oughtred
...English mathematician and Anglican minister. After John Napier invented logarithms and Edmund Gunter created the...
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