Books Books FRACTION is a negative number, and is one more than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant Jigure. Elements of Surveying: With the Necessary Tables - Page 15
by Charles Davies - 1830 - 306 pages ## The Theory and Practice of Surveying: Containing All the Instructions ...

Robert Gibson - Surveying - 1833 - 436 pages
...as a whole number, and then prefixing to its logarithm a negative characteristic, greater by unity than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant place of figures. 19. To find, in the ta^le, a number answering to a given logarithm. Search, in the column of logarithms,... ## Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry

Adrien Marie Legendre - Geometry - 1836 - 359 pages
...and then prefixing to the decimal part of its logarithm a negative characteristic, greater by unity than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant place of figures. Thus, the logarithm of .0412, is 2.614897. PROBLEM. To find from the table, a number answering to a... ## A Table of Logarithms: Of Logarithmic Sines, and a Traverse Table

Logarithms - 1836 - 177 pages
...it as a whole number, and then prefixing to its logarithm a negative characteristic, greater by vmty than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant place of figures. 19. To ßnd, in the table, a number answering to a given logarithm. ' • Search, in the column of... ## Elements of Surveying: Including a Description of the Instruments and the ...

Charles Davies - Navigation - 1837 - 336 pages
...belongs only to the characteristic. If the decimal were 0.006 its logarithm would be the same as before, excepting the characteristic, which would be— 3....always be one greater than the number of ciphers' be tween the decimal point and the first significant figure: Therefore, the logarithm of a decimal... ## Elements of Surveying: With a Description of the Instruments and the ...

Charles Davies - Surveying - 1839 - 376 pages
...belongs only to the characteristic. If the decimal were 0.006 its logarithm would be the same as before, excepting the characteristic, which would be — 3....between the decimal point and the first significant figure. Therefore, the logarithm of a decimal fraction is found, by considering it as a whole number,... ## Elements of Surveying: With a Description of the Instruments and the ...

Charles Davies - Surveying - 1839 - 380 pages
...belongs only to the characteristic. If the decimal were 0.006 its logarithm would be the same as before, excepting the characteristic, which would be — 3....between the decimal point and the first significant figure. Therefore, the logarithm of a decimal fraction is found, by considering it ' as a whole number,... ## Elements of Surveying, and Navigation, with a Description of the Instruments ...

Charles Davies - Navigation - 1841 - 359 pages
...belongs only to the characteristic. If the decimal were 0.006 its logarithm would be the same as before, excepting the characteristic, which would be — 3....between the decimal point and the first significant figure. Therefore, the logarithm of a decimal fraction is found, by considering it as a whole number,... ## Elements of Algebra: Including Sturms' Theorem

Charles Davies - Algebra - 1845 - 368 pages
...logarithm of its numerator, regarded as a whole number, a negative characteristic greater by unity than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant figure. To demonstrate this in a general manner, let a denote the numerator of a decimal fraction,... ## Elements of Plane and Spherical Trigonometry: With Practical Applications

Benjamin Greenleaf - Geometry - 1862 - 514 pages
...Ttte characteristic of the logarithm о/1 ANY DECIMAL FRACTION is a negative number, and it one more than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant figure. For it has been shown (Art 4) that the logarithm of 0.1 is — 1, of 0.01 is — 2, of 0.001... 