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" FRACTION is a negative number, and is one more than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant figure. "
Elements of Plane and Spherical Trigonometry: With Practical Applications - Page 3
by Benjamin Greenleaf - 1867 - 170 pages
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Transactions, Volume 13

Cambridge Philosophical Society - Science - 1883 - 360 pages
...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
...would 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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The Theory and Practice of Surveying: Containing All the Instructions ...

Robert Gibson - Surveying - 1833 - 436 pages
...as a 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 ta^le, a number answering to a given logarithm. Search, in the...
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Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry

Adrien Marie Legendre - Geometry - 1836 - 394 pages
...and 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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A Table of Logarithms: Of Logarithmic Sines, and a Traverse Table

Logarithms - 1836 - 192 pages
...would 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 Surveying: With a Description of the Instruments and the ...

Charles Davies - Surveying - 1839 - 376 pages
...would 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: With a Description of the Instruments and the ...

Charles Davies - Surveying - 1839 - 376 pages
...would 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, and Navigation: With a Description of the Instruments ...

Charles Davies - Navigation - 1841 - 414 pages
...would 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 - 382 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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Ray's Algebra Part Second: An Analytical Treatise, Designed for High Schools ...

Joseph Ray - Algebra - 1852 - 408 pages
...of .01 is — 2, of .001 is — 3, and so on ; therefore, The characteristic of the logarithm of a decimal fraction is a negative number, and is one more than the number of zeros immediately following the decimal point. ART. 365. To explain the principk generally, by meant...
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