Books Books
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 372
by George Albert Wentworth - 1898

## Bulletin, Issues 31-35

...sum, (2) the possible uneven right hand side of the addition example, and (3) the possible presence of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure of the addends. It does not seem that the presence of integers in the addends either separately of in combination...

## Trigonometry, Plane and Spherical

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...

## Statistical Methods for Students in Education

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...

## Mathematical Preparation for Physical Chemistry

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....

## Boulder Canyon Project: Final Reports

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...

## Mathematics for the Coast Artillery Officer

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...

## Circular of the National Bureau of Standards, Issue 440

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.—...

## Tables of Functions and Zeros of Functions: Collected Short Tables of the ...

...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...