No author has gone as far as Doerfler in covering methods of mental calculation beyond simple arithmetic. Even if you have no interest in competing with. Dead Reckoning: Calculating Without Instruments. Front Cover. Ronald W. Doerfler. Gulf Publishing Company, – Mathematics – pages. The Paperback of the Dead Reckoning: Calculating Without Instruments by Ronald W. Doerfler, Doerfler | at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping.

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Matt added it Aug 23, It’s an advanced book on mental calculation, aimed at those of us who, through an interest in mathematics, have acquired a general appreciation for numbers i.

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Dead Reckoning: Calculating Without Instruments by Ronald W. Doerfler

Newsletter Be the first to know, sign up reckonijg our newsletter: You added your first item into your Library. After a brief review of logarithms, this chapter discusses general approximation techniques for common and natural logarithms that are suitable for mental calculation, then details more accurate relations involving neighboring and intermediate values, offers methods for the more difficult problem of finding rcekoning logarithms, and concludes with an example of using logarithms and inverses to find higher-order roots of numbers.

Sundials This area discusses my long-standing interest in precise, elegant sundial designs. They are not shortcuts, rather, the book is aimed at sharpening the mental skills needed to perform “mathematical acrobatics”. Synopsis Product Details Shipping This volume describes techniques of computation and approximation that may be used to mentally redkoning rapidly calculate mathematical quantities, including results of arithmetic operations and values of elementary functions.

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Dead Reckoning: Calculating Without Instruments

This books is a wonderful treasury of number sense that is riddled with typos. You can find this item in: A Guide for Dissertation Students.

However, the following individuals offered advice that was incorporated in creating the structure and content of this section. Concluding Remarks The main text of the book ends with a list of the best of the cited references in the text, an encouragement to search out these references which are now gathered on this siteand a plea desd the reader to experiment with number relationships as a means of exploring new algorithms and approximations that may be useful to us all.

This chapter reckonimg an introduction to the motivation and purpose of the book, as well as an overview of its contents. It presents a set of useful and challenging methods and algorithms for quick mental computation of products, quotients, roots of non-perfect powers, and trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential values.

I picked up this particular book at my local library because I found the idea of making calculations without a calculator useful as it wasn’t really taught when I went to school. You can expect to receive your order in 10 to 15 working days for most Australian capitals, however, please check geckoning to see indicative delivery timeframes for your area. Just a moment while we doerflr you in to your Goodreads account.


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Some books are smooth, fast reads; you can’t put them down. His website contains many very interesting and reckojing essays on similar areas of mathematics, of which the top mathematics level is here. How to write a great review.

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If you memorize a handful of basic logarithms you can do such stunts as mentaly evaluating numbers to arbitrary powers to a good approximaation.

Let’s Try No, Thanks. Jan 23, Ruben rated it it was amazing. The Magic of Math: I am not sure the target audience I’m assuming that it is for someone such as myselfbut it really missed the mark. Feel free to contact me with any more suggestions. David rated it it was ok Nov 15, Trivia About Dead Reckoning: Your display name should be sead least 2 characters long.

Mark marked it as to-read Aug 12, I will donate the book to the library. Even if you have no interest in competing with computers you’ll learn a great deal about number theory and the art of efficient computer programming.

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