

Understanding Napier's Bones Download the Cover Sheet for this lab as an Adobe PDF. This can be used to record your answers to the questions in the lab. Go to Understanding Napier's Bones at
http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/~greg/calculators/napier/ Click
and read the section "A Great Man." Click
and read the section "All About Rods." Run
the Java Demonstration.* Run
the Java Simulation.* *You may have trouble with the demonstration and simulation on some
browsers. If so, just skip to the
next item. Go to http://mathworld.wolfram.com/NapiersBones.html Read the information. Multiply 9 times 739 using the technique shown at this site. http://users.ju.edu/ssundbe/bones.html is another site that demonstrates how to multiply using Napier's bones. Which sites is the easiest to understand? Go back to http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/~greg/calculators/napier/
Rerun the Java simulation, multiplying 39 times 739. Construct a set of Napier's bones and use them to multiple 39 times 739.
