The Slide Rule - ICS Staff Greg's Slide Rules
Front Cover

Fold Out Illustration - from Strohm book

Sample Rules Used in Book - from Strohm book

Sample Circular Rule Used in Book - from this book

The Slide Rule - ICS Staff - Notes

The Slide Rule

Fairly basic text based around coursework for the International Correspondence Schools of Scranton, Pennsylvania. I know of three versions of this book which were published, two in hard back and one in paper back. This example is the later paperback version and was formerly attributed to Rufus T Strohm. This later version no longer bears Strohm's name and has an additional section with instructions for Circular slide rules.

  • Author: ICS Staff
  • Publisher: International Textbook Company
  • Copyright Date: 1939, 1948
  • Pages: 94
  • Condition: Good

Two of the illustrations to the left are from the earlier version of the manual, they are identical to the ones in this book. Place your cursor over the illustrations to see which book they are from.


Sections in this book:

 Construction of Slide Rules
 General Features of Slide Rules
 Parts of Slide Rules
 Graduations of Scales
 Basis of Graduation
 Principles of Operation of Slide Rule
 Values of Graduations
 Usual Operations with Mannheim Slide Rules
 Location of Decimal Point
10   Multiplication With Slide Rule
11   Division With Slide Rule
12   Multiplication and Division Combined
13   Powers and Roots
14   Special Uses of Mannheim Slide Rules
15   Mantissa of Logarithms
16   Trigonometric Functions
17   Slide Rules With Folded Scales and Log Log Scales
18   Folded Scales
19   Log Log Scales
20   Trigonometric Functions With Duplex Rule
21   Circular Slide Rule
22   Features of Construction
23   Multiplication and Division
24   Powers and Roots
25   Trigonometric Functions
26   Use of Other Scales
27   Examination Questions

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