| 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,... | |
| 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... | |
| 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... | |
| 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... | |
| 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,... | |
| 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,... | |
| Charles Davies - Navigation - 1841 - 406 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,... | |
| 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,... | |
| 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... | |
| Benjamin Greenleaf - Geometry - 1862 - 520 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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