References for William Oughtred

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  1. J F Scott, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
  2. Biography in Encyclopaedia Britannica.


  1. F Cajori, William Oughtred, a Great Seventeenth Cenrury Teacher of Mathematics (Chicago-London, 1916).
  2. E Thacher, The slide rule (Palo Alto, 1995).


  1. J Aubrey, William Oughtred, Brief lives II (Oxford, 1898), 106-110.
  2. T F Nikonova, The life and work of the English mathematician William Oughtred (Russian), Moskov. Oblast. Ped. Inst. Ucen. Zap. 240 (1969), 303-319.
  3. D Stander, Makers of modern mathematics : William Oughtred, Bull. Inst. Math. Appl. 23 (3-5) (1987), 72-73.
  4. J A Steadall, Ariadne's Thread: The life and times of Oughtred's Clavis, Annals of Science 57 (2000),27-60.
  5. A J Turner, William Oughtred, Richard Delamain and the Horizontral Instrument in Seventeenth Century England, Annali dell'Istituto e Museo di Storia delle Scienze, Firenze 6.2 (1981), 99-125.

JOC/EFR December 1996

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