Tables of Logarithms and Anti-logarithms to Five Places: With Marginal Indices for Instant Reference : to which is Added a Table for Finding Logarithms and Anti-logarithms to Ten Places, and a Table of Constants, with Formulae for Their Application

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C. and E. Layton, 1870 - Logarithms - 402 pages
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Page xv - The characteristic of the logarithm of an integral number, or of a mixed integral and decimal fractional number, is one less than the number of integral places in the number. The characteristic of the logarithm of a number entirely decimal fractional is negative and numerically one greater than the number of 0'« immediately following the decimal point.
Page xv - The comm°n l°garithm of any number is, therefore, the power to which 10 must be raised to make the result equal in amount t° the number.

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