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Oughtred, William



Mathematician, born in Eton, Buckinghamshire, SC England, UK. He studied at Cambridge, and wrote extensively on mathematics, notably Clavis mathematica (1631), a textbook on arithmetic and algebra in which he introduced many new symbols. He invented the slide rule, making first a circular model (1622), then the more familiar rectilinear form in c.1633.

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