From Henry Briggs to Modern Calculators

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Henry Briggs, the first Gresham Professor of Geometry, developed what we now call common logarithms to make multiplication easier. Nowadays few of us use logarithms because hand-held calculators make everything much easier. But do they? This lecture shows how bad many current calculators are, and how ideas in computing science can circumvent many of their problems.

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This event was on Thu, 29 Nov 2001


Professor Harold Thimbleby

Professor of Geometry

Harold Thimbleby is professor of computer science at Swansea University where he established the Future Interaction Technology Lab. His passion is designing dependable computer systems...

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