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    Re: First sine table (Ptolemy)
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2009 Jan 25, 12:50 -0700

    On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 7:33 PM, James N Wilson  wrote:
    >
    > Were infinite series used in the initial creation of tables? I find in my
    > ancient college handbook listings of series for just about everything,
    > including the trigonometric functions.
    
    An English translation of Napier's explanation of the creation of the
    original logarithm tables may be found on Google Books.
    
    It is titled:
    
    The Construction of the Wonderful Canon of Logarithms By John Napier,
    William Rae Macdonald
    
    
    
    http://books.google.com/books?id=Zlu4AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA91&dq=Napier+logarithm&as_brr=1&ei=EsJ8SYq_MITMlQTjkYTcBg#PPA1,M1
    
    Dan
    
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