Join us at our March Math Circles event!
Who: Dr. Karl Dilcher (Dalhousie)
When: March 25, 2015, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Chase Building Room 117, Dalhousie University
Electronic calculators didn't become widely available until the early to mid-1970s. Before that, it was slide rules and logarithmic tables that played similar roles as do pocket calculators today, at least in high schools and universities.
In this session I will present some of the history of log tables and slide rules, along with some of the underlying theory. We will also do practical examples with actual log tables and with simple paper slide rules. Every participant will receive an old Dalhousie booklet of mathematical tables, including log tables, to take home.
If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to mathcircles @ dal.ca so that we know how much pizza to order!
THANK YOU EASTLINK FOR A HALF MILLION DOLLAR DONATION!!!
On June 17th we announced a partnership with Eastlink!
They are donating $500,000 to NS Math Circles over the next 5 years!
We will now be able to further expand our outreach into junior high schools and begin outreach in the elementary schools!!
Thank You to Lee Bragg and Eastlink for this generous donation!!
Click here for the article in Dal News on the event!
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