| Benjamin Greenleaf - Geometry - 1863 - 504 pages
...8. The characteristic of the logarithm of ANY DECIMAL FRACTION is a negative number, and is one more **than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** Jigure. 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 - Algebra - 1864 - 420 pages
...395. The characteristic of the logarithm of any DECIMAL FRACTION is negative, and numerically one more **than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** figure. This is evident from Art. 391. PROPERTIES OF LOGARITHMS. 396. The logarithm of 1 in any system... | |
| Woolwich roy. military acad - 1864 - 588 pages
...train lose 2 hours by stoppages. 4. Given Iog10 3 = '477121, find the number of digits in 315, and **the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first [significant** digit of the decimal equal to r^Find by the aid of the logarithmic tables : (1) (19)*+(19)»+(l9)i... | |
| Samuel H. Winter - 1867 - 472 pages
...train lose 2 hrs. by stoppages ? 4. (1) Given log 3 = -477121; find the number of digits in 315, and **the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** digit of the decimal equal to — . 8 (2) Find, by the aid of the tables, the sum of the series 19^,... | |
| Eli Todd Tappan - Geometry - 1868 - 432 pages
...characteristic is — 2, and so on. The characteristic of the logarithm of a fraction is numerically one more **than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** figure of the given fraction written decimally. The characteristic of the logarithm denotes how many... | |
| Benjamin Greenleaf - 1869 - 516 pages
...Ttie characteristic of tlie logarithm of ANT DECIMAL FRACTION is a negative number, and is one more **than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first** signifdcant figure. For it has been shown (Art. 4) that the logarithm of 0.1 is —1, of 0.01 is —... | |
| Henry Raper - 1870 - 974 pages
...in the whole number, and one less than i is o. (2.) When the number consists of decimals only, count **the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant*** figure after it, and subtract this number from 9; the remainder is the index. Ex. 1. Find the log.... | |
| William Nathaniel Griffin - Algebra - 1871 - 330 pages
...1-7956004, whence ( ) = .62458. V.1-04/ Ex. 8. To find by logarithms the number of digits in 3'*, and **the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** digit of the decimal which is equal t° -»• 315 This question will be resolved by ascertaining what... | |
| Daniel Barnard Hagar - Algebra - 1873 - 278 pages
...The characteristic of the logarithm of any number less than 1, expressed as a decimal, is one more **than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first** numeral figure in the decimal. For, the logarithm of .1 is — 1 ; of .01 is — 2 ; of .001 is —... | |
| Edward Brooks - Arithmetic - 1877 - 560 pages
...PRIN. 3.—The characteristic of the logarithm of a decimal is negative, and is numerically one greater **than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** figure. For, if we raise the base, 10, to powers which give decimals, we will have, 10" = 1 ; hence,... | |
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