Slide Rule

Slide Rule

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Ever heard of a slipstick? Or, more appropriately, a slide rule?! What the heck is that? Before scientists, mathematicians, and engineers had fancy calculators, they had to rely on the slide rule for their rapid number crunching.

Thanks to the AWESOME POWER of logarithmic scales a slide rule gives you several computational features using your very own virtual, mechanical computer. With this slide rule, you can: multiply and divide, multiply chains of numbers, find reciprocals, determine squares / square roots / cubes / cube roots, base-10 logarithms, and sines / cosines / tangents / cotangents.

Contains support for both phone and tablet devices. Provides ANIMATED built-in help for maximizing your slide rule usage.

This app will definitely help establish your nerd-cred.

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Recently changed in this version

* Beautified buttons

* Ads restricted to main screen


Comments and ratings for Slide Rule
  • (62 stars)

    by Syaiful Bahri on 26/03/2014

    Very nice & clear tutorial

  • (62 stars)

    by Ben Hadad on 17/11/2013

    Nicely done, intuitive. Ads unobtrusive.

  • (62 stars)

    by Shashikant Lagwankar on 07/11/2013

    Tutorials are excellent! Graphic resolution is superb!!

  • (62 stars)

    by Richard McComb on 13/09/2013

    Using it to show my daughter how a slide rule works. It has mathematical ideas like Logarithms as part of it's functionality. Some of the ideas are not even taught any more, because calculators make the work obsolete. Wish it had more scales available.

  • (62 stars)

    by Jonathan Bland on 13/09/2013

    This slide rule is awesome, it works perfectly has great features and even shows you how to use it.

  • (62 stars)

    by Doug Jacobson on 30/05/2013

    So far, of all the slide rules I've tried, this one's the best. Excellent tutorials. Just like one of the ones I own. As my college chemistry prof always said, "you don't have to worry about batteries running out!" They should bring thaw back. There's a l

  • (62 stars)

    by John Cuzzourt on 30/04/2013

    Smoother than most antique rules! Thanks!