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The characteristic of a number less than 1 is found by subtracting from 9 the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant digit, and writing — 10 after the result.
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
...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...

## Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry

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...

## A Table of Logarithms: Of Logarithmic Sines, and a Traverse Table

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...

## Elements of Surveying: Including a Description of the Instruments and the ...

Charles Davies - Navigation - 1837 - 336 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...

## Elements of Surveying: With a Description of the Instruments and the ...

Charles Davies - Surveying - 1839 - 376 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...

## Elements of Surveying with a Description of the Instruments and the ...

C. Davies - Surveying - 1839 - 380 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...

## Elements of Surveying, and Navigation: With a Description of the Instruments ...

Charles Davies - Navigation - 1841 - 406 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...

## Elements of Algebra: Including Sturms' Theorem

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,...