Miscellaneous arithmetic [electronic resource] : Or A full account of the new calendar; with the several uses of the logarithms, and of multiplication and division by Mony, &c. In seven parts. containing, I. A brief account of the festivals and fasts of the Jewish and Christian churches; which such others as are mentioned in the present new calendar; very necessary for the better understanding the said calendar; II. A dissertation concerning years, months, &c. and the manner of their being settled in the world, for the better computation of time. Together with the calculation of scripture-measures, weights, and coins: and an observation concerning the exquisite workmanship of the tabernacle, &c. in the time of moses. III. Rules for finding the golden number, epact, &c. together with the method of calculating Easter, and all the other moveable feasts throughout the year: all which serve for a further understanding of the present new calender. IV. The uses of the logarithms; shewing how to perform that sort of arithmetic in all its parts, whether in whole numbers, or In fractions; with the method of adding and subtracting indices, both affirmative and negative. V. The method of performing multiplication and division of pounds, shillings and pence, by pounds, shillings and pence, so as it may answer the purposes of performing an operation in the rule of three, where the terms are composed of mony only; or In fellowship, where the terms are composed of Mony and time; by which it appears, that this sort of arithmetic is very curious, and perhaps not altogether useless, VI. Some observations on the weather; by which any person is enabled to form to himself some ideas of it for the time to come; to which is subjoined, a taste of enigmatical writing, together with the character of a good Christian, setforth in twenty paradoxes, with their solutions. VII. An essay concerning the education of children, so far as relates to the several sciences which they are to learn at school. The whole, being the fullest and compleatest of this kind extant, is designed for the use of schools in Great Britain and Ireland; and in the English plantations and colonies, as subjects both profitab'e and entertaining. By Thomas Dilworth, author of the new guide to the English Tongue, schoolmasters assistant, young book-keeper's assistant, &c. &c. and schoolmaster in Wapping.
- London : Printed and sold by Henry Kent, at the Printing Office in Finch-lane near the Royal Exchange, MDCCLXVI. 
- Eighteenth century collections online. Part 2: New editions
257,p.,plate,tables : port.,ill. ; 12⁰.
- Arithmetic -- Early works to 1800.
- Place of Publication:
- England London.
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- Mode of access: World Wide Web.
- With a final advertisement leaf.
Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Cengage Gale, 2009. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements. s2009 miunns
Reproduction of original from Cambridge University Library.
- Cited in:
- English Short Title Catalog, T172300.
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- Restricted for use by site license.
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