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" FRACTION is a negative number, and is one more tftan the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant figure. "
Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry: With Practical Applications - Page 313
by Benjamin Greenleaf - 1862 - 490 pages
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Transactions, Volume 13

Cambridge Philosophical Society - Science - 1883
...log,0(e~') from x = o'i to x= ю'о at intervals of o'i. The numbers in parentheses denote the numbers of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant figure; for example, e~'= 0-0000453999298. X Ь&.И ef e~* logw(e-*) 5'i 2-21490 18577 164- 021 907 (2)609 674...
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Elements of Surveying: With the Necessary Tables

Charles Davies - Surveying - 1830 - 318 pages
...whole number, and then prefixing to its logarithm a negative characteristic, greater by unity than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant place of figures. 19. To find, in the tables, a number answering to a given logarithm. Search, in the...
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The Theory and Practice of Surveying: Containing All the Instructions ...

Robert Gibson - Surveying - 1833 - 436 pages
...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...
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A Table of Logarithms: Of Logarithmic Sines, and a Traverse Table

Logarithms - 1836 - 177 pages
...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...
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Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry

Adrien Marie Legendre - Geometry - 1836 - 359 pages
...then prefixing to the decimal part of its logarithm a negative characteristic, greater by unity than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant place of figures. Thus, the logarithm of .0412, is 2.614897. PROBLEM. To find from the table, a number...
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Elements of Surveying: With a Description of the Instruments and the ...

Charles Davies - Surveying - 1839 - 376 pages
...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 figure. Therefore, the logarithm of a decimal fraction is found, by considering it as a whole number, and then...
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Elements of Surveying: With a Description of the Instruments and the ...

Charles Davies - Surveying - 1839 - 380 pages
...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 figure. Therefore, the logarithm of a decimal fraction is found, by considering it ' as a whole number, and...
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Elements of Surveying, and Navigation, with a Description of the Instruments ...

Charles Davies - Navigation - 1841 - 359 pages
...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 figure. Therefore, the logarithm of a decimal fraction is found, by considering it as a whole number, and then...
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Elements of Algebra: Including Sturms' Theorem

Charles Davies - Algebra - 1845 - 368 pages
...logarithm of its numerator, regarded as a whole number, a negative characteristic greater by unity than the number of ciphers 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, and b its...
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Elements of Plane and Spherical Trigonometry: With Practical Applications

Benjamin Greenleaf - Geometry - 1862 - 514 pages
...characteristic of the logarithm о/1 ANY DECIMAL FRACTION is a negative number, and it one more than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and...4) that the logarithm of 0.1 is — 1, of 0.01 is — 2, of 0.001 is — 3, and so on. NOTE. — In general, whether the given number be integral, fractional,...
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