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Elements of Algebra: Including Strums' Theorem - Page 271
by M. Bourdon (Louis Pierre Marie) - 1847 - 368 pages
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Elements of Surveying: With the Necessary Tables

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...
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Elements of surveying: with the necessary tables

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...
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The Theory and Practice of Surveying: Containing All the Instructions ...

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...
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Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry

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...
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A Table of Logarithms: Of Logarithmic Sines, and a Traverse Table

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...
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Elements of Surveying: Including a Description of the Instruments and the ...

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...
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Elements of Surveying: With a Description of the Instruments and the ...

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...
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Elements of Surveying: With a Description of the Instruments and the ...

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...
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Elements of Surveying, and Navigation, with a Description of the Instruments ...

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...
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Elements of plane and spherical trigonometry: with practical applications

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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