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. New School Algebra - Page 372by George Albert Wentworth - 1898 - 407 pagesFull view - About this book
| Charles Hamilton Ashton, Walter Randall Marsh - Trigonometry - 1902 - 136 pages
...The characteristic of the logarithm of any number le»» than 1 is always negative, and depends upon **the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant** digit. From the table it may be seen that any number less than 1 and containing no zeros between the... | |
| George Albert Wentworth, George Anthony Hill - Logarithms - 1903 - 348 pages
...characteristic of the logarithm one unit less than the number of figures on the left of the decimal point. **If the number is less than 1, make the characteristic...logarithm negative, and one unit more than the number of** seros between the decimal point and the first significant figure of the given number. INTRODUCTION.... | |
| George Albert Wentworth - Trigonometry - 1903 - 346 pages
...number one more than the number of units in the characteristic. 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... | |
| George Albert Wentworth - Surveying - 1903 - 210 pages
...number one more than the number of units in the characteristic. 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... | |
| George Albert Wentworth, George Anthony Hill - Logarithms - 1903 - 298 pages
...number one more than the number of units in the characteristic. 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... | |
| United States. National Bureau of Standards - Standardization - 1942 - 840 pages
...Sugars TABLE 128. — Method of obtaining — log T — Continued the characteristic is equal to minus **the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure.** Thus, the characteristic of T = 0.5 is 0; that of T = 0.005 (0.5 percent) is —2; etc. EXAMPLE 1.... | |
| Walter Randall Marsh - Algebra - 1905 - 446 pages
...logarithm of a number less than 1 will have a characteristic which is the difference between 9 and **the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant** digit, minus 10. Hence : The characteristic of the logarithm of any number less than 1 is negative,... | |
| George Albert Wentworth - Algebra - 1906 - 440 pages
...number ; If the given number is less than 1, the characteristic of the logarithm is negative and is **one unit more than the number of zeros between the...decimal point and the first significant figure of the** number. Thus, the characteristic of log 2.8 is 0 ; the characteristic of log 4562.76 is 3 ; the characteristic... | |
| Daniel Alexander Murray - 1906 - 466 pages
...left of the decimal point; when the number is less than 1, the characteristic is negative, and is one **more than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure.** When a change is made in the position of the decimal point in a number, the value of the number is... | |
| Fletcher Durell - Plane trigonometry - 1910 - 348 pages
...fraction ; and so on. Hence, the characteristic of a decimal fraction is negative, and is numerically one **more than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure.** There are two ways in common use for writing the characteristic of a decimal fraction. Thus, (1) log... | |
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