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The Abacus: The World's First Computer System: Where it Comes From, How it Works, and How to Use it to Perform Mathematical Feats Great and Small

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The abacus is as useful and effecient a machine today as it was when it was first created centures ago. Whether you're an expert in the latest computer technology or you're mastering arithmetic and word problems for the first time, it won't take long to learn the basics (and even the not-so-basics) of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing on this ingenious and fun-to-use mathematical tool.

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The abacus is as useful and effecient a machine today as it was when it was first created centures ago. Whether you're an expert in the latest computer technology or you're mastering arithmetic and word problems for the first time, it won't take long to learn the basics (and even the not-so-basics) of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing on this ingenious and fun-to-use mathematical tool.

Synopsis:

The world's first computing system, the abacus was an ingenious invention designed to perform speedy calculations through the movement of beads on a series of rods. The new edition of Dilson's marvelous book is even more user-friendly that the original; it comes with a working abacus that can be used in concert with its easy-to-follow and clear illustrations.

About the Author

Jesse Dilson's classic text, The Abacus, was initially published nearly forty years ago.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312104092
Author:
Dilson, Jesse
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Location:
New York
Subject:
Calculators
Subject:
Abacus
Subject:
General Mathematics
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mathematics-Calculators
Subject:
History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1968
Publication Date:
19950331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.28 x 4.74 x 1.09 in

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The abacus is as useful and effecient a machine today as it was when it was first created centures ago. Whether you're an expert in the latest computer technology or you're mastering arithmetic and word problems for the first time, it won't take long to learn the basics (and even the not-so-basics) of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing on this ingenious and fun-to-use mathematical tool.
"Synopsis" by , The world's first computing system, the abacus was an ingenious invention designed to perform speedy calculations through the movement of beads on a series of rods. The new edition of Dilson's marvelous book is even more user-friendly that the original; it comes with a working abacus that can be used in concert with its easy-to-follow and clear illustrations.
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