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THE LOGARITHM: of a number is the exponent of the power to which it is necessary to raise a fixed number, to produce the given number. The fixed number is called the base of the system.
University Algebra: Embracing a Logical Development of the Science, with ... - Page 255
by Charles Davies - 1870

## Elements of Algebra

William Smyth - Algebra - 1830 - 278 pages
...these numbers ; this would be a table of logarithms. We define the logarithm of a number therefore, the exponent of the power, to which it is necessary to raise a given or invariable number, in order to produce the proposed number. Thus in the equation a* = y, xk...

## Elements of Algebra: Tr. from the French of M. Bourdon, for the ..., Volume 1

Bourdon (M., Louis Pierre Marie) - Algebra - 1831 - 446 pages
...raise an'tnvariable number, to form all these numbers, an idea will be had cf a table of logarithms. The logarithm of a number, is the exponent of the power, to which it is necessary to raisj a certain invariable number, in order to produce the first number. The invariable number may...

## Elements of Algebra

Bourdon (M., Louis Pierre Marie) - Algebra - 1831 - 326 pages
...numbers; we shall then have an idea of a table of logarithms. We generally call the logarithm of a number the exponent of the power to which it is necessary to raise a certain invariable number, in order to produce the first number. The invariable number may at first...

## Elements of Algebra: Tr. from the French of M. Bourdon. Revised and Adapted ...

Charles Davies - Algebra - 1835 - 378 pages
...invariable number, to form all these numbers, an idea will be had of a table of logarithms. Hence, The logarithm of a number, is the exponent of the power to which it is necessary to raise a certain invariable number, in order to produce thefirst number. Any number, except 1, may be taken...

## Elements of Algebra

Algebra - 1838 - 372 pages
...invariable number, to form all these numbers, an idea will be had of a table of logarithms, Hence, The logarithm of a number, is the exponent of the power to which it is necessary to raise a certain invariable number, in order to produce thefrst number. Any number, except 1, may be taken for...

## Elements of Trigonometry, Plane and Spherical: Adapted to the Present State ...

Charles William Hackley - Trigonometry - 1838 - 328 pages
...from that of the dividend in order to obtain that of the quotient. i— i' - n ~~n' Since I — I1 is the exponent of the power to which it is necessary to raise a the base, in order to produce — it follows tn - —•-*• •.•*-:'•""" ft that I — I1 is...

## Elements of Trigonometry, Plane and Spherical: Adapted to the Present State ...

Charles William Hackley - Trigonometry - 1838 - 338 pages
...shall give a tolerably full exposition of the THEORY OF LOGARITHMS. 43. The logarithm of any given number is the exponent of the power to which it is necessary to raise some particular number in order to produce the given number. Thus, let 10 be the number raised to the...

## Elements of Algebra

Charles Davies - Algebra - 1842 - 368 pages
...invariable number, to form all these numbers, an idea will be had of a table of logarithms. Hence, The logarithm of a number, is the exponent of the power to which it is necessary to raise a certain invariable number, in order to produce thefirst number. Any number, except 1, may be taken...