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
| David Raymond Curtiss, Elton James Moulton - Trigonometry - 1927 - 426 pages
...of log JV is n — 1. If the number N is less than 1 the characteristic is negative and one greater **than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure** in iV. From the preceding paragraphs we see that the mantissa of log N is log N' where N' is the number... | |
| Karl John Holzinger - Education - 1928 - 396 pages
...point; while the characteristic for 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.** In looking up the mantissa of a number the rule is to neglect the decimal point and find the nearest... | |
| Farrington Daniels - Chemistry - 1928 - 332 pages
...even number of figures at the left of the decimal point. In case the number is less than 1, an odd **number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure** puts the number on the left-hand scale and an even number of zeros puts it on the right-hand scale.... | |
| Arch dams - 1938 - 286 pages
...For example, .000,012,984,18 is shown as .0* 13, 984, 18. The superior number after the zero gives **the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure.** CONSTANTS FOR CIRCULAR ARCHES 197. Use of Table. — Quantities in table 10, Constants for Circular... | |
| Coast Artillery School (U.S.) - 1943 - 64 pages
...decimal point) . From rule 2, the characteristic of 0.01 is — 2, or 8.00000 — 10 (negative and one **more than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure)** . From rule 3, if the characteristic of a log is 4, the corresponding number has five figures in its... | |
| Physics - 1942 - 848 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.—... | |
| United States. National Bureau of Standards. Computation Laboratory - Functions - 1954 - 232 pages
...55074 23 1.36925 25907 1 2.26068 45933 8 3.35052 45823 6 1 The number in the parentheses stands for **the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure.** w=3 w = 3 .71109 30099 29 .27851 77335 69 (1) 10389 25650 16 1.07769 28592 7 2.76214 29619 0 5.60109... | |
| Logarithms - 1956 - 406 pages
...first significant figure is to the right of the decimal point, the characteristic is negative and is 1 **more than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure;** eg, the characteristic of the logarithm of 0.0135 is —2. To aid in adding and subtracting logarithms... | |
| United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel - Nuclear physics - 1958 - 284 pages
...a number N is less than one, the characteristic of its log is negative and numerically one greater **than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first** nonzero figure. For example, N Characteristic 1214 3 62 1 8 0 0.01 -2 0.0036 -3 n. The mantissa is... | |
| Max Fogiel, Research and Education Association - Mathematics - 1984 - 1112 pages
...the common logarithm of any positive number smaller than 1 is negative and is obtained by adding one **more than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first** digit. The mantissa is obtained by looking it up in a table of common logarithms. For .3, the characteristic... | |
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