Alternative Computing Models: Part 2 — Sliding Rules

Alternative Computing Models: Part 2 — Sliding Rules

By Bryan Bergeron    View In Digital Edition  

In this article (the second in a series of alternative computing models), we’ll explore the math skills you can develop by working with the traditional linear slide rule and related sliding rule computing devices. As you may recall from the first article on the abacus, modern calculator-based math insulates the user from the underlying mathematical operations and techniques that can be key to efficiently mastering STEM.


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