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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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This Site was designed and developed by Alexandros Diploudis, M.Sc. student at Heriot-Watt University, 1997, under the supervision of the Lecturer 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.