| Robert Gibson - Surveying - 1833 - 348 pages
...would be — 3. It is, indeed, evident, that the negative characteristic will always be one greater **than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant place of figures** ; therefore, the logarithm of a decimal fraction is found, by considering it as a whole number, and... | |
| Adrien Marie Legendre - Geometry - 1836 - 359 pages
...decimal fraction is found, by considering it as a whole number, and then prefixing to the decimal part of **its logarithm a negative characteristic, greater by...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... | |
| Logarithms - 1836 - 177 pages
...would be — 3. It is, indeed, evident, that the negative characteristic will always be one greater **than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant place of figures** ; therefore, the logarithm of a decimal fraction is found, by considering it as a whole number, and... | |
| Surveys - 1837 - 249 pages
...decimal fraction is found, by considering it as a whole number, and then prefixing to the decimal part of **its logarithm a negative characteristic greater by...than the number of ciphers between the decimal point** ana the first significant figure. That we may not, for a moment, suppose the negative sign to belong... | |
| Charles Davies - Surveying - 1839 - 261 pages
...decimal fraction is found, by considering it as a whole number, and then prefixing to the decimal part of **its logarithm a negative characteristic greater by...than the number of ciphers between the decimal point** ana the first significant figure. That we may not, for a moment, suppose the negative sign to belong... | |
| Charles Davies - Surveying - 1839 - 261 pages
...fraction is found, by considering it ' as a whole number, and then prefixing to the decimal part of **its logarithm a negative characteristic greater by...than the number of ciphers between the decimal point** ana the first significant figure. That we may not, for a moment, suppose the negative sign to belong... | |
| Charles Davies - Navigation - 1841 - 359 pages
...fraction is found, by considering it as a whole number, and then prefixing to the deci. mal part of **its logarithm a negative characteristic greater by...than the number of ciphers between the decimal point** ana the first significant figure. That we may not, for a moment, suppose the negative sign to belong... | |
| Charles Davies - Algebra - 1845 - 368 pages
...be found from the tables, by uniting to the logarithm of its numerator, regarded as a whole number, **a negative characteristic greater by unity than the...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,... | |
| Benjamin Greenleaf - Geometry - 1862 - 490 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... | |
| Benjamin Greenleaf - Geometry - 1862 - 490 pages
...characteristic of the logarithm O/'ANY DECIMAL FRACTION is a negative number, and is one more tftan **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... | |
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