What Do You Know About Rabdology?

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Written and published as far back as the 17th century, Rabdology (or its Latin Rabdologiæ) is a treatise by famous Scottish astronomer, mathematician, and physicist named Marvellous Merchiston. The treatise covers three separate non-logarithm devices to help with arithmetic calculations. The devices are used to minimize division and multiplication of natural numbers to fundamental subtraction and addition operations.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When was Rabdology invented? 
    • A. 

      1916

    • B. 

      1917

    • C. 

      1918

    • D. 

      1919

  • 2. 
    What is Rabdology? 
    • A. 

      The method or art of performing arithmetical operations by means of Napier's bones

    • B. 

      The method or art of performing geometrical operations by means of Napier's bones

    • C. 

      The method or art of performing intrinsic operations by means of Napier's bones

    • D. 

      The method or art of performing extrinsic operations by means of Napier's bones

  • 3. 
    Who invented Rabdology? 
    • A. 

      John NapierĀ 

    • B. 

      Joshua Napier

    • C. 

      Isaac Napier

    • D. 

      Ezekiel Napier

  • 4. 
    In Rabdology, how many devices do we use for calculations? 
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 5. 
     What is the inscription on the first device?
    • A. 

      Four figure table

    • B. 

      Logarithm table

    • C. 

      Multiplication table

    • D. 

      Saturated steam table

  • 6. 
    The rods on the first device were used for the following calculation except which one?
    • A. 

      Addition

    • B. 

      Multiplication

    • C. 

      Division

    • D. 

      Square root

  • 7. 
    The distinguishing feature of the second device is its ability to do which of these?
    • A. 

      Add numbers

    • B. 

      Divide numbers

    • C. 

      Subtract numbers

    • D. 

      Square numbers

  • 8. 
    What was used to represent the second device? 
    • A. 

      Promptuary

    • B. 

      Punctured lines

    • C. 

      Rings

    • D. 

      Tyres

  • 9. 
    On the third device, which form is the number converted to? 
    • A. 

      Logarithm form

    • B. 

      Binary form

    • C. 

      Matrix form

    • D. 

      Trigonometric form

  • 10. 
     The third device can be used to perform the following operation except? 
    • A. 

      Multiplication

    • B. 

      Division

    • C. 

      Square root

    • D. 

      Addition

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