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 - 1898Full view - About this book
| 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... | |
| Walter Burton Ford, Charles Ammerman - Algebra - 1920 - 334 pages
...characteristic on the right is minus four. Hence the characteristic is negative and 1 more numerically **than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure.** Similarly, in the number .00236 there are two zeros between the decimal point and the first significant... | |
| Fletcher Durell, Elmer Ellsworth Arnold - Algebra - 1920 - 390 pages
...following rule is used -for determining the characteristic of the logarithm of a decimal fraction: Take **the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure,** subtract lt from 9, and annex - 10 after the mantissa. EXERCISE 111 Give the characteristic of 1. 452.... | |
| Harry Morton Keal, Clarence J. Leonard - Mathematics - 1921 - 238 pages
...125X55. 3. 18X5. 90. 8. 223X64. 4. 5X6. 30. 9. 175X235. 5. 7X4. 28. 10. 1575X45. SLIDE RULE 177 equal to **the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure.** EXERCISE 9 Solve the following problems paying attention to the location of the decimal point. 1. 18H-12.... | |
| Walter Burton Ford - Algebra - 1922 - 286 pages
...on the right of minus three. Hence, as before, the characteristic here is negative and numerically 1 **more than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure.** This statement, which is true in all cases mentioned above, can be proved for the characteristic of... | |
| Samuel Edward Dibble - Plumbing - 1922 - 648 pages
...characteristic is negative, and the number representing the negative characteristic is one greater **than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure.** Example. — The characteristic of 0.000314 is (—4), which is written as 6 — 10, and the mantissa... | |
| Samuel Edward Dibble - Plumbing - 1922 - 650 pages
...point in the antilogarithm. Rule 4. — If the character is negative, the number is less than one, and **the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure** is one less than the number representing the negative characteristic. Example. — The antilogarithm... | |
| Ernest Brown Skinner - Annuities - 1924 - 290 pages
...significant figures to the left of the decimal point, the characteristic is negative and numerically one **more than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure** to the right. NUMBER .0001 .001 .01 .1 1 10 100 1000 10000 LOGARITHM -4 <j -2 - 1 0 1 2 3 4 Turning... | |
| William Raymond Longley, Harry Brooks Marsh - Algebra - 1926 - 608 pages
...that the characteristic of a decimal fraction is always negative, and it is numerically equal to one **more than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure of the** decimal. The characteristic is minus this number. Thus log 0.862 has the characteristic — 1 ; log... | |
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