circular slide rule


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circular slide rule

[′sər·kyə·lər ′slīd ‚rül]
(mathematics)
A slide rule in a circular form whose advantages over a straight slide rule are its precision, because it is equivalent to a straight slide rule many times longer than the circular slide rule's diameter, and ease of multiplication, because the scale is continuous.
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The Skyracer also boasts an official chronometer-certified by the COSC and is self-winding with high-frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour), 38 jewels, 1/4th of a second chronograph, 12-hour totalisers, calendar, water-resistant to 200 metres/20 bars (660 ft), screw-locked crown, bi-directional pinion bezel, circular slide rule, sapphire crystal and glare-proofed on both sides.
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A Lullian machine was operated by rotating the two disks independently, much as we would a star finder or (some years ago) a circular slide rule.