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I just bought a slide rule online, Anybody know how to use one? Answered

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Burf (author)2010-09-16

Yep, I've still got a circular slide rule I bought in my high school bookstore. Cost me $2.50.

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orksecurity (author)Burf2010-09-16

Pickett N902-T Simplex Trig.

What I really want is the one I saw in an engraving shop. Vernier positioning, about 3' long, and I think it was even temperature stabilized. High precision computing, for its time.

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Burf (author)orksecurity2010-09-16

Yeah, it always brings back memories whenever I see the scene in the movie Apollo 13, where all the engineers pull out their slide rules and gather round to check the math of one of the Apollo astronauts.

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Re-design (author)2010-09-16


Yes but,
Google "how to use a slide rule" is what you shoulda done.

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Re-design (author)Re-design2010-09-16

Or look over on the right under "RELATED" there are two instrucables about it.

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