Computer Science Illuminated

eLearning
Interactive Review

Animated Flashcards
Live Wire
Cryptic Crossword Puzzles
Ethical Issues
Biographical Sketches
Did You Know?
Goin Live
Digital Lab Manual
Online Glossary
The Learning Store
Language Library
Download PEP/7
Instructor Resources
Student Resources

eLearning Home

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.

 

 

 

 
Educators: More Information About This Text Other Computer Science Titles at Jones and Bartlett
Copyright 2019 Jones and Bartlett PublishersContact webmaster