Dead Reckoning: Calculating Without Instruments

Category: Mathematics
Author: Ronald W. Doerfler
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by dahart   2018-03-25
There are lots of ways, depending on what you want to calculate.

Here's a fantastic book on the subject:

by dahart   2017-08-19
While these are simple tricks almost everyone here knows, there are great books on advanced techniques. I heard about this one from a math blog and got it. Goes into gory detail about to manually calculate logs and roots, reciprocals and transcendentals. It was a fascinating read, I expected it to help me sleep at night and it did the opposite.

"Dead Reckoning: Calculating Without Instruments"