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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

## The Mechanical Engineer's Pocket-book: A Reference Book of Rules, Tables ...

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...

## The Elements of Plane and Spherical Trigonometry

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...

## High School Algebra

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...

## The Logarithm as a Direct Function

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...

## The Mechanical Engineer's Pocket-book: A Reference Book of Rules, Tables ...

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...

## The Calculation of Horsepower Made Easy

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...

## 20th Century Machine Shop Practice: Arithmetic, Practical Geometry ...

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...

## The Art of Railroading: Or, The Technique of Modern Transportation, Volume 6

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...