John Napier

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Noun1.John Napier - Scottish mathematician who invented logarithmsJohn Napier - Scottish mathematician who invented logarithms; introduced the use of the decimal point in writing numbers (1550-1617)
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You get your money's worth in terms of stage spectacle thanks to original designer John Napier's oversize junkyard set and slinky costumes (all those leg warmers!).
A big congrats to the costume and scenic designer, John Napier, who created furry "skins," iridescent skins, and skins covered with lights that kept changing color during the dancing.
He said that [then] Governor of Sindh Sir Charles John Napier had a galaxy of young and dashing officers such as Young Husband, Preedy, John Jacobs, etc.
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The show then returned to the West End in 2014 reuniting the original creative team, Director Trevor Nunn, Associate Director and Choreographer Gillian Lynne, Designer John Napier and Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.
John Napier's spectacular set extends into the orchestra, side walls plastered with detritus from the alley where these unwanted cats live, and up to a ceiling festooned with the twinkling lights of an unreachable heaven far above their heads.
Logarithms John Napier, 1614 THE Edinburgh mathematician came up with the calculation method which is the basis for much modern maths and scientific equations, laying out his technique for massive calculations.
John Napier of Merchiston (1550-4 April 1617) was a Scottish landowner known as a mathematician, physicist, and astronomer.
This year marks the 400th anniversary of the invention of logarithms by John Napier. For most of that time--indeed, until 1976, when the TI-30 scientific calculator came out at $24.95--students, engineers, physicists, and mathematicians throughout the world relied on Napier's invention by using a slide rule.
Based on T.S Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, Andrew Lloyd Webber's recordbreaking adaptation CATS is directed by Trevor Nunn, with choreography by Gillian Lynne and set and costume design by John Napier.
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