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Recent Mathematical Tables

Journal: Math. Comp. 1 (1943), 3-23
Corrigendum: Math. Comp. 1 (1944), 171.
Corrigendum: Math. Comp. 1 (1943), 132.
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  • [1] Henry Martyn Parkhurst (1825-1908), Astronomical Tables comprising Logarithms from 3 to 100 Decimal Places and other Useful Tables, New York, 1868; other editions 1869, 1871, 1873, 1875, 1876, 1881, and 1889 (final). 11.3X15.1 cm. The volume was set up and electrotyped by the author himself, a ``law stenographer.'' Some of the later editions have more than twice as many pages as the first edition. Tables II, III, IX contain, with 19 exceptions, $ \log N{\text{ to 102D,}}N = 1(1)109$. Memoirs by Parkhurst may be found in Harvard College, Astronomical Observatory, Annals, v. 18 (1890), 29 (1893). The Catalogue of the Astor Library, Authors and Books L-R, Cambridge, Mass., 1887, lists an ``incomplete'' copy of the first section of Parkhurst's Tables, as well as other publications (1854-77) on spelling reform, stenography, etc. He was the chief reporter of the U. S. Senate debates 1848-54, and one of the reporters of the Debates of the Maryland Constitutional Convention of 1864. The 1869 edition of the Tables is in Library of Congress and the 1868 and 1873 editions in the New York Public Library (Astor Lib.). There is a sketch of Parkhurst in Pop. Astr., v. 16, 1908, p. 231-239, and portrait plate.--Editor.

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