| Charles Davies - Surveying - 1830 - 306 pages
...decimal fraction is found, by considering it as aw/ioL number, and then prefixing to its logarithm **a negative characteristic, greater by unity than the...between the decimal point and the first significant** place oj figures. 19. To find, in the tables, a number answering to a given logarithm. Search, in the... | |
| Charles Davies - Surveying - 1830 - 306 pages
...would be —3. It is, indeed, evident, that the negative characteristic will always be one greater, **than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** place of figures ; therefore, the logarithm of a decimal fraction is found, by considering it as a... | |
| Robert Gibson, James Ryan - Surveying - 1833 - 348 pages
...decimal fraction is found, by considering it as a whole number, and then prefixing to its logarithm **a negative characteristic, greater by unity than the...between the decimal point and the first significant** place of figures. 19. To find, in the ta^le, a number answering to a given logarithm. Search, in the... | |
| Adrien Marie Legendre - Geometry - 1836 - 359 pages
...found, by considering it as a whole number, and then prefixing to the decimal part of its logarithm **a negative characteristic, greater by unity than the...between the decimal point and the first significant** place of figures. Thus, the logarithm of .0412, is 2.614897. PROBLEM. To find from the table, a number... | |
| Logarithms - 1836 - 177 pages
...would be — 3. It is, indeed, evident, that the negative characteristic will always be one greater **than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** place of figures ; therefore, the logarithm of a decimal fraction is found, by considering it as a... | |
| Navigation - 1837 - 249 pages
...found, by considering it as a whole number, and then prefixing to the decimal part of its logarithm **a negative characteristic greater by unity than the number of ciphers between the decimal point** ana the first significant figure. That we may not, for a moment, suppose the negative sign to belong... | |
| Charles Davies - Surveying - 1839 - 261 pages
...found, by considering it as a whole number, and then prefixing to the decimal part of its logarithm **a negative characteristic greater by unity than the number of ciphers between the decimal point** ana the first significant figure. That we may not, for a moment, suppose the negative sign to belong... | |
| Charles Davies - Surveying - 1839 - 261 pages
...found, by considering it ' as a whole number, and then prefixing to the decimal part of its logarithm **a negative characteristic greater by unity than the number of ciphers between the decimal point** ana the first significant figure. That we may not, for a moment, suppose the negative sign to belong... | |
| Charles Davies - Navigation - 1841 - 359 pages
...found, by considering it as a whole number, and then prefixing to the deci. mal part of its logarithm **a negative characteristic greater by unity than the number of ciphers between the decimal point** ana the first significant figure. That we may not, for a moment, suppose the negative sign to belong... | |
| Benjamin Greenleaf - Geometry - 1862 - 490 pages
...Ttte characteristic of the logarithm о/1 ANY DECIMAL FRACTION is a negative number, and it one more **than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant figure.** For it has been shown (Art 4) that the logarithm of 0.1 is — 1, of 0.01 is — 2, of 0.001 is —... | |
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