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" If the number is less than 1, make the characteristic of the logarithm negative, and one unit more than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure of the given number. "
Complete School Algebra - Page 478
by Herbert Edwin Hawkes, William Arthur Luby, Frank Charles Touton - 1919 - 507 pages
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An elementary Treatise on Logarithms

William Henry Johnstone - 1859
...the natural number have no integer places, then the characteristic is a negative quantity one more than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure. 31. Hence, referring to the table given above we shall find: log 295-24 = 2-4701752 log 29-547 = 1-4705134...
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Plane and Spherical Trigonometry

George Albert Wentworth - Trigonometry - 1882 - 232 pages
...If the number is less than 1 , make the characteristic of the logarithm negative, and one unit more than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure of the given number. INTRODUCTION. If the characteristic of a given logarithm is positive, make the...
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Five-place Logarithmic and Trigonometric Tables

George Albert Wentworth, George Anthony Hill - Logarithms - 1883 - 184 pages
...If the number is less than 1 , make the characteristic of the logarithm negative, and one unit more than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure of the given number. IV INTRODUCT1ON. If the characteristic of a given logarithm is positive, make...
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Plane Trigonometry and Tables

George Albert Wentworth - Plane trigonometry - 1885 - 100 pages
...If the number is less than 1, make the characteristic of the logarithm negative, and one unit more than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure of the given number. 1V INTKODUCTION. If the characteristic of a given logarithm is positive, make...
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Elements of Algebra

George Albert Wentworth - Algebra - 1886 - 170 pages
...If the number is less than 1 , make the characteristic of the logarithm negative, and one unit more than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure of the given number. INTRODUCTION. If the characteristic of a given logarithm is positive, make the...
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Plane Trigonometry

George Albert Wentworth - 1887 - 206 pages
...If the number is less than 1 , make the characteristic of the logarithm negative, and one unit more than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure of the given number. iv LOGARITHMS. For, 10 = 1, hence log 1 = 0; 10-= 0.1, hence Iog0.1 = -l;...
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A Higher Algebra

George Albert Wentworth - Algebra - 1891 - 544 pages
...If the number is less than 1, make the characteristic of the logarithm negative, and one unit more than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure of the given number. RULE 3. If the characteristic of a given logarithm is positive, make the number...
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A School Algebra

George Albert Wentworth - Algebra - 1891 - 362 pages
...If the number is less than 1, make the characteristic of the logarithm negative, and one unit more than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure of the given number. RULE 3. If the characteristic of a given logarithm is positive, make the number...
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A School Algebra

George Albert Wentworth - Algebra - 1891 - 362 pages
...more than the number of units in the characteristic. RULE 4. If the characteristic is negative, make the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure of the corresponding number one less than the number of units in the characteristic. Thus, the characteristic...
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A Higher Algebra

George Albert Wentworth - Algebra - 1891 - 521 pages
...more than the number of units in the characteristic. RULE 4. If the characteristic is negative, make the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure of the corresponding number one less than the number of units in the characteristic. is 4, the corresponding...
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