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THE LOGARITHM: of a number is the exponent of the power to which it is necessary to raise a fixed number, to produce the given number. The fixed number is called the base of the system.
University Algebra: Embracing a Logical Development of the Science, with ... - Page 255
by Charles Davies - 1870

## Plane Geometry

George D. Pettee - Geometry, Modern - 1896 - 272 pages
...(Cornell, Sept., 1891.) 23. Given- = -. Constructs. (Cornell, June, 1893.) x 3 APPENDIX LOGARITHMS 1. The logarithm of a number is the exponent of the power to which some assumed number must be raised to produce the given number. The assumed number is called the base....

## A Text-book of Plane Surveying

William Galt Raymond - Logarithms - 1896 - 518 pages
...corresponding to .005 ... Quotient, .605 The computer should use the marginal tables mentally. LOGARITHMS. 5. The logarithm of a number is the exponent of the power to which a given number called the 6ase must be raised to produce the first number. If A = e°, a is called...

## A School Algebra: Designed for Use in High Schools and Academies

Emerson Elbridge White - Algebra - 1896 - 418 pages
...sixth term. 10. -, -, -, are in arithmetical progression. Show that abc CHAPTER XX. LOGARITHMS. 580. The logarithm of a number is the exponent of the power to which a fixed number, called the base, must be raised in order to produce the given number. Thus, since 34...

## Numerical Problems in Plane Geometry with Metric and Logarithmic Tables

Joe Garner Estill - Geometry - 1896 - 168 pages
...a side of the circumscribed equilateral triangle, the radius of the circle being ^§ LOGARITHMS. 1. The logarithm of a number is the exponent of the power to which an assumed number must be raised to produce the first number. 2. Since logarithms are exponents, the...

## Elements of Plane and Spherical Trigonometry

Charles Winthrop Crockett - Plane trigonometry - 1896 - 318 pages
...9.0 corresponding to .005 .605 The computer should use the marginal tables mentally. 1 LOGARITHMS. 5. The logarithm of a number is the exponent of the power to which a given number called the 6ase must be raised to produce the first number. If A = e", a is called the...

## The Standard Electrical Dictionary: A Popular Dictionary of Words, Terms and ...

Thomas O'Conor Sloane - Electric engineering - 1897 - 696 pages
...possess polarity and attract iron. The latter arc 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...

## A Dictionary of Electrical Words, Terms and Phrases, Volume 1

Edwin James Houston - Electric engineering - 1898 - 1010 pages
...caused to make a permanent record ot its actual speed at any time during the entire run. Logarithm.— The exponent of the power to which it is necessary to raise a fixed number, in order to produce a given number. A table of logarithms enables the operations of multiplication,...

## Machinists' and Draftsmen's Handbook: Containing Tables, Rules, and Formulas ...

Peder Lobben - Mechanical engineering - 1899 - 460 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° = 1. " 10 = 1 " 10t = 10....