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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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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A Google User
Sep 24, 2014
Pretty cool Great for mathematics
A Google User
Jul 28, 2014
Excellent. It' so smooth. Very well done. For many it will be little more than a curiosity. For some of us who used a slide rule in our work, it is a reminder of things past.
A Google User
Jul 23, 2014
Excellent App THERE ARE NO ADS and NO CARTOONs If you want to understand how a slide rule works, this app, using animation and some text, will show you. But, at it's best, a slide rule has only one digit of accuracy. The remaining digits are powers of ten. In other words, the slide rule supported the math to get a man on the moon. But now, like morse code, there is no practical reason to use it. Paul Bergsman, N3PSO..
A Google User
Jul 4, 2014
Great tool!!! Just wish it could zoom a bit, other than that this app rocks!
A Google User
Jun 12, 2014
This one reminds me of my best slide rule way back in time to the first missile launch at White Sands Proving Grounds. Best I have encountered to date, free or paid.