# neper

Origin

From a misspelling of the last name of John Napier, an English mathematician.

## neper - Computer Definition

The unit of measurement based on Napierian logarithms that represents the ratio between two values, such as current or voltage.

- Of this singular contract, which is signed, "Robert Logane of Restalrige" and "Jhone
**Neper**, Fear of Merchiston," and is dated July 1594, a facsimile is given in Mark Napier's Memoirs. - His usual signature was "Jhone
**Neper**," but in a letter written in 1608, and in all deeds signed after that date, he wrote "Jhone Nepair." - The form "
**Neper**" is the oldest, as John, third Napier of Merchiston, so spelt it in the 15th century. - Napier frequently signed his name "Jhone
**Neper**, Fear of Merchiston." **Neper**, Baron of Mercheston, near Edinburgh, and told him, among other discourses, of a new invention in Denmark (by Longomontanus, as 'tis said), to save the tedious multiplication and division in astronomical calculations.

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