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
| Fletcher Durell - Logarithms - 1911 - 336 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... | |
| Herbert Edwin Hawkes, William Arthur Luby, Frank Charles Touton - Algebra - 1911 - 288 pages
...decimal point. II. The characteristic of a number less than 1 is negative and numerically one greater **than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure.** Accordingly the characteristic of 25 is 1 ; of 2536 is 3 ; of 6 is 0; of .4 is - 1 ; of .032 is - 2... | |
| United States. Bureau of Standards - Technology - 1928 - 1158 pages
...remembered that if T is expressed as the fractional part of unity 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 per cent) is — 2 ; etc. EXAMPLE... | |
| Glenn Moody Hobbs - 1912 - 100 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. The logarithms of aU... | |
| Webster Wells, Walter Wilson Hart - Algebra - 1912 - 504 pages
...characteristic of the common logarithm of a number less than 1 is negative ; numerically it is one **more than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure.** Thus, the characteristic of log .0045 té — 3 ; of log .00027, is — 4. EXERCISE 173 What are the... | |
| Webster Wells, Walter Wilson Hart - Algebra - 1913 - 360 pages
...characteristic of the common logarithm of a number lees than 1 is negative ; numerically it is one **more than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure.** Thus, the characteristic of log .0045 is — 3 ; of log .00027, is — 4. EXERCISE 86 "What are the... | |
| George Wentworth, David Eugene Smith - Algebra - 1913 - 478 pages
...14,800.75 = 4 + some mantissa. 2. The characteristic of a number between 0 and 1 is negative, and is one **more than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure** in the decimal. For example, log 0.03 = — 2 + some mantissa, and log 0.00076 = — 4 + some mantissa.... | |
| Fletcher Durell - Algebra - 1914 - 606 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... | |
| George Wentworth, David Eugene Smith - Plane trigonometry - 1914 - 338 pages
...number. The characteristic of the logarithm of a number between 0 and 1 is negative and is one greater **than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure** in the number. For example, since 10s = 1000 and 10* = 10,000, it is evident that log 7250 lies between... | |
| Fletcher Durell - 1915 - 348 pages
...following rule is used for determining the characteristic of the logarithm of a decimal fraction : Take one **more than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure,** subtract it from 10, and annex — 10 after the mantissa. EXERCISE 91 Give the characteristic of 1.... | |
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