For example, suppose the logarithm of 543839 required to twelve places.
The complement of the logarithm of a sine, tangent, or secant.
As well might Lamartine sing his odes with the aid of the logarithm tables.
That was short for logarithm, you know, because I was such a log at arithmetic.
I always thought you were a sort of calculating machine, who slept on a logarithm table.
If the characteristic of a logarithm is negative, Oughtred indicates this fact by placing the - above the characteristic.
As Fechner states it, 'Sensation varies, not as the stimulus, but as the logarithm of the stimulus.'
The integral part of a logarithm is called the index or characteristic, and the fractional part the mantissa.
Hence the figure after the PH indicates the logarithm of the number of times the solution is diluted.
The calculation of a logarithm can be performed by successive divisions; evolution requires special methods.
1610s, Modern Latin logarithmus, coined by Scottish mathematician John Napier (1550-1617), literally "ratio-number," from Greek logos "proportion, ratio, word" (see logos) + arithmos "number" (see arithmetic).
logarithm (lô'gə-rĭ'əm) The power to which a base must be raised to produce a given number. For example, if the base is 10, then the logarithm of 1,000 (written log 1,000 or log_{10} 1,000) is 3 because 10^{3} = 1,000. See more at common logarithm, natural logarithm. |