| James Bryce - Algebra - 1837 - 322 pages
...Logarithms constructed to the base 10 are called, for the sake of distinction, common logarithms. Hence, **the common logarithm of a number is the index of the power** of 10 which is equal to that number. The only other base to which logarithms have ever been constructed,... | |
| Thomas Sherwin - Algebra - 1842 - 326 pages
...constructed upon the number 10 as a base. Hence, The common logarithm of a number, is the exponent **of the power to which 10 must be raised, in order to** produce that number. Thus, 3 is the logarithm of 1000, because 103 = 1000; and 0.5 is the logarithm... | |
| John Bonnycastle - 1848 - 334 pages
...1 ; then e 1. S + 1.2.8 and if x = 1, we get __ + _ + _ + = 2-718281828459. THEORY OF LOGARITHMS. A **logarithm of a number is the index of the power to which** a given quantity must be raised that the power may be equal to the number. Thus, if the power a" be... | |
| James Thomson - 1848 - 326 pages
...Hence, as x may be any positive number, and y its logarithm, we arrive at the conclusion, that the **logarithm of a number is the index of the power to which** the base of the system must be raised to produce that number. Thus, in the common logarithms, m which... | |
| Royal Military Academy, Woolwich - Mathematics - 1853 - 472 pages
...on. But the best method of considering logarithms is derived from the following definition : — A **logarithm of a number is the index of the power to which** a given quantity must be raised so as to be equal to that number. Tims in the equation a* = n, x is... | |
| Robert Fowler - 1861 - 426 pages
...unity Ъе taken as a base, every number from 0 to зэ may be regarded as a power of that base. The " **Logarithm" of a number is the index of the power to which** the base must be raised to produce that number. If 4 be the base, then 42 = 16) And these equalities... | |
| George Albert Wentworth, Thomas Hill - Arithmetic - 1881 - 444 pages
...one-tenth of a meter ; it is equivalent to 1.05671 liquid quarts. Logarithm of a number. The exponent **of the power to which 10 must be raised in order to** obtain the number. Long division. The method of dividing in which the processes are written in full.... | |
| William James Milne - Algebra - 1881 - 360 pages
...64? What 256? 4. What power of 10 equals 10? What power of 10 equals 1? What 100? What 1000? 352. The **Logarithm of a number is the index of the power to which** a constant number must be raised to produce the given number. Thus, when 4 is the constant number,... | |
| George Albert Wentworth, Thomas Hill - Arithmetic - 1882 - 376 pages
...one-tenth of a meter; it ia equivalent to 1.05671 liquid quarts. Logarithm of a number. The exponent **of the power to which 10 must be raised in order to** obtain the number. Long division. The method of dividing in which the processes are written in full.... | |
| Henry Percy Smith - English language - 1883 - 542 pages
...of the ratios] ; Base of L. ; Brigg's L. ; Common L. ; Hyperbolic L. ; Naperian L. ; Table of L. The **logarithm of a number is the index of the power to which** a given number (or bast} must be raised to equal that number. Thus, to the base io, the L. of looo... | |
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