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
| Henry Lewis Rietz, Arthur Robert Crathorne, Edson Homer Taylor - Algebra - 1915 - 266 pages
...characteristic of the logarithm of a number between 1 and 0 is negative and numerically one greater **than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure.** Thus, the characteristic of log.0345 is -2 ; of log.000479 is -4 ; and so on. 118. Mantissa of a common... | |
| George Wentworth, David Eugene Smith - Trigonometry - 1915 - 388 pages
...mantissa. 2. 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, log 0.02 = — 2 + some mantissa, and log 0.00076 = — 4 + some mantissa.... | |
| Ernst Rudolph Breslich - Logarithms - 1917 - 408 pages
...the decimal point. The characteristic of a number less than 1 is negative and one greater numerically **than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure of the** number. EXERCISE What is the characteristic of each of the following numbers: 32; 8; 2,468; .8; .0021?... | |
| George Neander Bauer, William Ellsworth Brooke - Trigonometry - 1917 - 344 pages
...All positive numbers less than 1 have a negative characteristic, and it is numerically one greater **than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure.** Thus log .000468 = 4.67025 log .175 = Ï.24304. 3. Mantissa not affected by change of decimal point.... | |
| Ralph Gorton Hudson - Engineering - 1917 - 312 pages
...one, c equals the number of integral figures in N, minus one. If N is less than one, c equals 9 minus **the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure,** minus 10 (the — 10 being written after the mantissa). (e) Mantissa or decimal part (m) of the common... | |
| Louis Charles Karpinski, Harry Yandell Benedict, John William Calhoun - Mathematics - 1918 - 542 pages
...fraction has as characteristic the negative of a positive integer (0 not included) which is 1 greater **than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant** digit (ie digit other than 0) to the right of the decimal point. 5. Computation of logarithms. —... | |
| George Wentworth, David Eugene Smith - Arithmetic - 1919 - 268 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 fraction. For example, log 0.02 = — 2 + some mantissa, and log 0.00076 = — 4 + some... | |
| George Wentworth - 1919 - 266 pages
...fraction. For reasons given later, the characteristic of the logarithm of a decimal fraction is one **more than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure.** Hence the logarithm of a number between 0.001 and 0.01 lies between — 3 and — 2, and is therefore... | |
| Herbert Edwin Hawkes, William Arthur Luby, Frank Charles Touton - Algebra - 1919 - 536 pages
...decimal point. n. 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.** ORAL EXERCISES What is the characteristic of the following : 1. 347. 5. 35. 9. 97.2. 13. .00972. 2.... | |
| Fletcher Durell, Elmer Ellsworth Arnold - Algebra - 1920 - 416 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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