| Daniel Alexander Murray - 1906 - 472 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.)... | |
| Henry Raper - Nautical astronomy - 1908 - 1020 pages
...in the whole number, and out 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.... | |
| Arthur Graham Hall, Fred Goodrich Frink - Logarithms - 1909 - 264 pages
...number. The characteristic of the. logarithm of any number less than unity is found by subtracting from 9 **the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** diyit, then affixing — 10. 25. Mantissa. We have seen that moving the decimal point in the number... | |
| Arthur Graham Hall, Fred Goodrich Frink - Plane trigonometry - 1909 - 276 pages
...number. The characteristic of the logarithm of any number less than unity is found by subtracting from 9 **the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** digit, then affixing — 10. 25. Mantissa. We have seen that moving the decimal point in the number... | |
| Henry Lewis Rietz, Arthur Robert Crathorne - Algebra - 1909 - 290 pages
...following rule : To find tJie characteristic of the common logarithm of a decimal fraction, subtract from 9 **the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** figure. From the number so obtained subtract 10. If two numbers contain the same sequence of figures,... | |
| Stimson Joseph Brown, Paul Capron - Algebra - 1910 - 212 pages
...computations. The characteristic of the logarithm of a decimal fraction is found by subtracting from 9 **the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** figure, and writing —10 after the mantissa. It is important to note that the negative logarithm is... | |
| 1910 - 520 pages
...is, /or numbers wholly decimal, the characteristic is negative, and its numerical value is one more **than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first** decimal which is not a cipher. The numerical value of the characteristic of the logarithm of 0.036,... | |
| John William Hopkins, Patrick Healy Underwood - Algebra - 1912 - 362 pages
...number, and that the characteristic of a number less than unity is negative, and numerically one more **than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** figure. 203. Fundamental rules of logarithms. Let ax= n, ie x = logan, and ay = m,ie y = ]ogam. Hence,... | |
| Robert Édouard Moritz - Trigonometry - 1913 - 560 pages
...rule: II. The characteristic of the logarithm of any number less than i is a negative number one more **than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** figure of the fraction. Thus, the fraction 0.00316228 has two ciphers between the decimal point and... | |
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