# what is a slide-ruler?

#### Nasim2002

Joined Oct 21, 2012
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I want to know what is a slide-ruler. Can anyone say me??

#### atferrari

Joined Jan 6, 2004
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#### Papabravo

Joined Feb 24, 2006
18,806
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

#### JoeJester

Joined Apr 26, 2005
4,390
Very cool Clay.

#### spinnaker

Joined Oct 29, 2009
7,835
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.