Study on Compilation of Bi Li Shu Biao (Miscellanea)

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Abstract

Bi Li Shu Biao is a logarithm table compiled by Jean Nicolas Smogolenski and Xue Fengzuo in the beginning of Qing dynasty and it has ten thousand common logarithm values of natural number. By analyzing these values, we found that they were obtained through cutting western logarithm values and adopting the method of five homes six into on the basis of reference to the Western logarithmic table. Almost logarithm values is correct, its false rate is only 0.76 percent.

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Yang, Z. Z. (2015) Study on Compilation of Bi Li Shu Biao. Advances in Historical Studies, 4, 314-319. doi: 10.4236/ahs.2015.44021.

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