| James William Nicholson - Trigonometry - 1898 - 196 pages
...decimal — 10, etc. Hence to find the characteristic of the logarithm of a number less than 1, subtract **the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** figure from 9, writing — 10 afler the mantissa. Thus, log .000431 = 6 + the mantissa - 10. 8. The... | |
| Edwin Schofield Crawley - Logarithms - 1899 - 126 pages
...characteristic of the logarithm 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. EXPLANAT二ON OP THE TABLES. 丫 叉 Verify the following statements 山 肛 助 扣 n 乱... | |
| 1899 - 120 pages
...point. II. For a number wholly decimal, the characteristic is negative, and is numerically one greater **than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first** digit of the decimal. Art. 625. RULES FOR USING THE TABLE OF LOGARITHMS. To Find the Logarithm of a... | |
| Daniel Alexander Murray - Plane trigonometry - 1899 - 342 pages
...characteristic when the latter is positive ; when the characteristic is negative the number is a decimal, and **the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** digit is one less than the figure in the characteristic. (See the rule for finding the characteristic.)... | |
| International Correspondence Schools - Civil engineering - 1899 - 722 pages
...point. II. For a number ivliolly decimal, the characteristic is negative, and is numerically one greater **than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first** digit of the decimal. For example, the characteristics of the logarithms of 256, 31.24, 7.53, and 1,728.0036,... | |
| Rolla Clinton Carpenter - Heating - 1900 - 464 pages
...and is one less than the number of integral places ; for a decimal number it is negative and one more **than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** figure. Thus, to find the logarithm of 254, a number containing 3 integral places, the index is 2,... | |
| John Marvin Colaw - Algebra - 1903 - 444 pages
...number is less than 1, the characteristic of its logarithm is negative, and is numerically 1 greater **than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** figure. When the minus sign is written over the characteristic, it denotes that it alone is negative.... | |
| American School (Chicago, Ill.) - Engineering - 1903 - 392 pages
...following rule : The characteristic of the logarithm of a number less than 1 is found by subtracting from 9 **the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** figure, writing a — 10 after the mantissa. 71. The mantissas of logarithms of numbers are given in... | |
| Timothy Augustine Lyons - Compass - 1903 - 692 pages
...less than the number of figures in the whole number. When the number consists of decimais 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. " " To find the natural... | |
| International Correspondence Schools - Arithmetic - 1906 - 578 pages
...point. II. For a number wholly decimal, the characteristic is negalive, and is numerically one greater **than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first** digit of the decimal. For example, the characteristics of the logarithms of 256, 31.24, 7.53, and 1,728.0036... | |
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