what is a slide-ruler?

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  1. Nasim2002

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    I want to know what is a slide-ruler. Can anyone say me??
     
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  4. Papabravo

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    When I was an undergraduate:
    1. The waelty engineering students had a Dietzen Log-log Duplex Deci-Trig slide rule @ $28.00 plus tax.
    2. The less wealty students had a table of 4 place lgoarithms @ $0.25
    3. The truly destitute ones memorized their classmate's table of 4 place logarithms.
    Ohh..and BTW a textbook could be had for $15.00 or less - NEW!
    They just don't make students like they used to make 'em
     
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    Very cool Clay.
     
  7. spinnaker

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    Wow I am way too old. When I started in electronics we had to learn to use a slide rules because those new fangled calculators were just a fad. :)
     
  8. Nasim2002

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    Thank you to all of you!!
     
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