| Charles Haynes Hughes - Naval architecture - 1917 - 774 pages
...[Above examples from Mechanical Engineer's Pocket Book. Wm. Kent.] LOGARITHMS The logarithm (log.) **of a number is the exponent of the power to which it is necessary to raise a fixed number** or base to produce the given number. Thus if the base is 10, the log. of 100 is 2, for 102 = 100. Logarithms... | |
| Elmer Adelbert Lyman, Albertus Darnell - Algebra - 1917 - 520 pages
...= ? 9. Divide 1048576 by 2048. 10. Divide 524288 by 512. 11. Divide 8192 by V1024. 628. Logarithm. **The logarithm of a number is the exponent of the power to which** a fixed number called the base must be raised to produce the number. Thus, in 2i8 = 8192, 13 is the... | |
| United States. War Department - Fortification, Field - 1917 - 576 pages
...service it is enough to place the corresponding part of the drawing over the station by the eye. 110. **The logarithm of a number is the exponent of the power to which** a certain other number, called the base, must be raised to produce the given number. The base of the... | |
| United States. War Department - Fortification, Field - 1917 - 562 pages
...it is enough to place the corresponding part of the drawing over the station by the eye. 110. Tfce **logarithm of a number is the exponent of the power to which** a certain other number, called the base, must be raised to produce the given number. The base of the... | |
| Edward Samuel Farrow - Military art and science - 1918 - 1106 pages
...hollow or cavity in the under part of the bore, where the shot rests when rammed home. Logarithm. — **The logarithm of a number is the exponent of the power to which** a certain other number, called the base, must be raised to : produce the given number. The base of... | |
| James Thom Beard - Coal mines and mining - 1920 - 454 pages
...the roots of numbers, or raising a number to a given power by the use of logarithms. Definition. — **The logarithm of a number is the exponent of the power to which it is necessary to raise a fixed number** called the "base" to produce the given number. Systems of Logarithms. — There are two systems of... | |
| Julius Lederer Neufeld - Algebra - 1920 - 412 pages
...logarithm of any number is the exponent of the power to which a fixed number must be raised to equal **the given number. The fixed number is called the base of the system** of logarithms. The Briggs or Common system of logarithms uses the number 10 as its base. Hence, the... | |
| Peder Lobben - Mechanical engineering - 1922 - 512 pages
...Briggs system of logarithms has for its modulus 0.4342945, and 10 for its base. Therefore the Briggs **logarithm of a number is the exponent of the power to which** 10 must be raised in order to give the number. Thus : Log. 1=0 because 10° = 10 = 1 100 = 2 1,000... | |
| William Kent - Mechanical engineering - 1923 - 1450 pages
...log tables on pages 6 !.) >Earithms (abbreviation log}. — The log of a number is the exponent № **power to which it is necessary to raise a fixed number to produce the** a number. The fixed number is called the base. Thus if the base is the log of 1OOO is 3, for 103=1000.... | |
| Thomas O'Conor Sloane - Electricity - 1924 - 840 pages
...possess polarity and attract iron. The latter are lodestones. Synonym — Hercules Stone Logarithm. **The exponent of the power to which it is necessary to raise a fixed number to produce** a given number. The fixed number is the base of the system. There are two systems ; one, called the... | |
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