Slide Rule

Slide Rule


Ever heard of a slipstick? Or, more appropriately, a slide rule?! What the heck is that? Before scientists, mathematicians, and engineers had fancy calculators, they had to rely on the slide rule for their rapid number crunching.

Thanks to the AWESOME POWER of logarithmic scales a slide rule gives you several computational features using your very own virtual, mechanical computer. With this slide rule, you can: multiply and divide, multiply chains of numbers, find reciprocals, determine squares / square roots / cubes / cube roots, base-10 logarithms, and sines / cosines / tangents / cotangents.

Contains support for both phone and tablet devices. Provides ANIMATED built-in help for maximizing your slide rule usage.

This app will definitely help establish your nerd-cred.

Recent changes:
* Beautified buttons

* Ads restricted to main screen
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10,000+
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File size
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About Slide Rule
Ever heard of a slipstick? Or, more appropriately, a slide rule?! What the heck is that? Before scientists, mathematicians, and engineers had fancy calculators, they had to rely on the slide rule for their rapid number crunching.

Thanks to the AWESOME POWER of logarithmic scales a slide rule gives you several computational features using your very own virtual, mechanical computer. With this slide rule, you can: multiply and divide, multiply chains of numbers, find reciprocals, determine squares / square roots / cubes / cube roots, base-10 logarithms, and sines / cosines / tangents / cotangents.

Contains support for both phone and tablet devices. Provides ANIMATED built-in help for maximizing your slide rule usage.

This app will definitely help establish your nerd-cred.

Recent changes:
* Beautified buttons

* Ads restricted to main screen

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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Mar 25, 2015
A link to the past. There is something perverse about using the substantial computing power of a modern smart phone to emulate a device which is essentially a couple of sticks with printed faces. There is also something elegant about a slide rule that's just lost with a modern calculator. This app can't replace the tactile experience of a slide rule, but it can at least teach the basics of slide rule usage.
A Google User
Mar 23, 2015
I don't like the ads! But I give you credit for making a cool app.
A Google User
Mar 23, 2015
Cool
A Google User
Feb 16, 2015
Scales inaccurate Try 75*26. The answer is 1950, but the scales read a bit more than 1950. If you do 1950/26 it's not quite 75. Seems to be a rounding error in the rendering of the marks.
A Google User
Sep 24, 2014
Pretty cool Great for mathematics
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