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Unpublished paper, 'On the extension of the values of base of Napier's logarithms; of the Napier logarithms of 2, 3, 5 and 10; and of the modulus of Briggs' or the common system of logarithms - all to 205 places of decimals' by William Shanks

Reference number: AP/35/2

Date: 01 November 1853

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Shanks states that he has extended and computed the values which form the subject of this communication to 205 decimal places, and as great care has been taken to exclude error, he presumes his results should be pronounced as accurate.

Annotations in pencil throughout.

Subject: Mathematics

Received 21 January 1834. Communicated by G B [George Biddell] Airy.

Written by Shanks in Houghton-le-Spring, Durham [England].

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 6 of Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society] as 'On the extension of the value of the base of Napier's logarithms; of the Napierian logarithms of 2, 3, 5, and 10; and the modulus of Briggs's or the common system of Logarithms; all to 205 places of decimals'.

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AP/35/2
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01 November 1853
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Ink and graphite pencil on paper
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4 pages
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Manuscript

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William Shanks

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William Shanks, Unpublished paper, 'On the extension of the values of base of Napier's logarithms; of the Napier logarithms of 2, 3, 5 and 10; and of the modulus of Briggs' or the common system of logarithms - all to 205 places of decimals' by William Shanks, 01 November 1853, AP/35/2, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_35_2/unpublished-paper-on-the-extension-of-the-values-of-base-of-napiers-logarithms-of-the-napier-logarithms-of-2-3-5-and-10-and-of-the-modulus-of-briggs-or-the-common-system-of-logarithms-all-to-205-places-of-decimals-by-william-shanks, accessed on 26 May 2024

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