Welcome to the Web Site that attempts to shed some light on
the life and works of John Napier. Here you will find biographical information
about the Scottish mathematician, as well as, information on his ingenious
arithmetic trick called Napierís bones. In addition, a Java simulation
of Napierís bones is also available, in order for you to experience first
hand the excitement that the 16th century world felt at this great invention.
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colour depth. The recommended configuration is: Netscape Navigator 4.x or
Internet Explorer 4.x with 1024*768 screen resolution and true colour depth.
This Site was designed and developed by Alexandros Diploudis,
M.Sc. student at Heriot-Watt University, 1997, under the supervision of the
Dr. G. J. Michaelson,
in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the degree of the
M.Sc. in Distributed and Multimedia Information Systems.