| William Kent - Engineering - 1902 - 1204 pages
...GALLONS) IN CISTERNS AND TATiKS.— Continued. LOGARITHMS. Logarithms (abbreviation top).— The log **of a number is the exponent of the power to which...fixed number to produce the given number. The fixed** num ber is called the base. Thus if the base is 10, the log of 1000 is 3, for 103 = 1000. There are... | |
| Thomas Ulvan Taylor, Charles Puryear - Trigonometry - 1902 - 268 pages
...343, the exponent 3 is the logarithm of 343 to the base 7. Definition. With reference to any base, **the logarithm of a number is the exponent of the power to which** the base must be raised to produce the given number. To ask, What is the logarithm of 1296 to the base... | |
| Middlesex Alfred Bailey - Algebra - 1902 - 336 pages
...multiplier to produce the same result as a given number used once as a multiplier. The common definition, " **The logarithm of a number is the exponent of the power to which** a base must be raised to produce a given number," must be accepted in this sense. The number that is... | |
| John William Bradshaw - 1903 - 76 pages
...student of mathematics and physios meets logarithms for the first time at an early stage. He is told that **"the logarithm of a number is the exponent of the power to which** a certain number, taken as the ba.se, must be raised in order to equal the given number." The definition... | |
| William Kent - Engineering - 1902 - 1224 pages
...GALLONS) IN CISTERNS AND TANKS.— Continued. LOGARITHMS. Logarithme (abbreviation log).— The log **of a number Is the exponent of the power to which...given number. The fixed number is called the base.** Thus if the base is 10, the log of 1000 is it, for 103 = 1000. There are two systems of logs in gfneral... | |
| Leonard Elliott Brookes - Horse-power (Mechanics) - 1905 - 106 pages
...the power of the other number, which is denoted by the exponent, equal to the former. In other words, **the logarithm of a number is the exponent of the power to which** the number must be raised to give a given base. When the logarithms of numbers form a series in arithmetical... | |
| Leonard Elliott Brookes - Machine-shop practice - 1906 - 664 pages
...the power of the other number, which is denoted by the exponent, equal to the former. In other words **the logarithm of a number is the exponent of the power to which** the number must be raised to give a given base. When the logarithms of numbers from a series in arithmetical... | |
| Calvin Franklin Swingle, Frederick John Prior - Air-brakes - 1906 - 676 pages
...the power of the other number, which is denoted by the exponent, equal to the former. In other words **the logarithm of a number is the exponent of the power to which** the number must be raised to give a given base. When the logarithms of numbers from a series in arithmetical... | |
| Charles Westinghouse - Machine design - 1906 - 168 pages
...the power of the other number, which is denoted by the exponent, equal to the former. In other words **the logarithm of a number is the exponent of the power to which** the number must be raised to give a given base. When the logarithms of numbers form a series in arithmetical... | |
| William Findlay Shunk - Railroad engineering - 1908 - 386 pages
...or zero plane. HW Hi9h watet. LW Low watet. LOGAE1THMS. LOGAKITHMS. DEFINITIONS AND PRINCIPLES. 1. **THE logarithm of a number is the exponent of the power...raise a fixed number to produce the given number;** that is to say, it represents the number of times a fixed number must be multiplied by itself in order... | |
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