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 Handbook of Industrial Oil Engineering: A Reference Book of Data ...

John Rome Battle - Lubrication and lubricants - 1920 - 1294 pages
...while the characteristic of the loga.-ithm of a number less than unity is negative and is numerically one greater than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant figure. Thus the characteristics of the following are shown: Characteristic of log. .9426 = -1 Characteristic... ## Jordan on Investments

David Francis Jordan - Investments - 1920 - 480 pages
...or 8.77815 — 10. The characteristic of the logs of fractions is a minus quantity and is one more than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant figure of the fraction. Logs are determined irrespective of decimals, the number being considered as... Edward Ira Edgerton, Wallace Edgar Bartholomew - Business mathematics - 1922 - 334 pages
...mantissa added is positive. Hence, in general, the characteristic of any number less than 1 is one more than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant figure, and is negative. Thus, the characteristic of the logarithm of .00468 is 3; of .7396 is I; of... Robert Riegel - Business - 1924 - 586 pages
...our second rule: 2. The characteristic of a number less than one is negative, and it is numerically one greater than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first figure other than a cipher.1 .1 = -! .01=~2 .001 = -3 .0001 = -4 Examples Log. of 12 1.07918 Log. of... ## Jordan on Investments

David Francis Jordan - Investments - 1922 - 456 pages
...or 8.77815 — 10. The characteristic of the logs of fractions is a minus quantity and is one more than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant figure of the fraction. Logs are determined irrespective of decimals, the number being considered as... ## The Theory of Measurements

Lucius Tuttle, John Satterly - Mathematics - 1925 - 364 pages
...(including any ciphers) to the left of the decimal point. For any number less than unity it is one more than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant figure and is negative. 59. Use of a Table of Logarithms. A four-place table of logarithms is in general... ## Mathematics of Finance

Lloyd Leroy Smail - Finance - 1925 - 338 pages
...The characteristic of the logarithm of a number less than 1 is negative, and is numerically one more than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant figure in the given number. These rules are very important and should be thoroughly memorized-,/ EXAMPLES... ## Surveying Tables

Surveying - 1940 - 410 pages
...Log 1.359 = 0.13322 b. For numbers less than unity, the characteristic is negative. It is one more than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant figure. Since the mantissa is positive, the negative sign is placed above the characteristic to show... ## Technical Manual

United States. War Department - 410 pages
...Log 1.359 = 0.13322 6. For numbers less than unity, the characteristic is negative. It is one more than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant figure. Since the mantissa is positive, the negative sign is placed above the characteristic to show... 