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The characteristic of the logarithm of a number less than unity is negative, and one more than the number of ciphers immediately after the decimal point.
Tables of six-figure logarithms. Stereotyped ed - Página xi
por Richard Farley - 1840 - 80 páginas
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## Library of Useful Knowledge: Mathematics I.

1836
...Now we find log. 7434 = 3.8712226, and therefore between . 01 and . 001 is 3, and so on. In general, The characteristic of the logarithm of a number less than unity is found by affixing the negative sign to the number which is greater by unity than the number of zeros...
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## The Elements of Algebra and Trigonometry

William Nathaniel Griffin - 1871 - 312 páginas
...attached. Thus 2 is the characteristic. And generally by following this reasoning it will appear that the characteristic of the logarithm of a number less than unity is negative, and is the number of non-significant digits increased by 1. Thus log. -00347 has 3 for its characteristic,...
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## Examples in Physics

Daniel Evan Jones - 1888 - 260 páginas
...form — - 2 + a decimal fraction, the decimal part being always kept positive. Hence the rule : — (2.) The characteristic of the logarithm of a number less than unity is negative, and is one more than the number of ciphers immediatelv following the decimal point. Thus the logarithm...
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## A Treatise on Plane and Spherical Trigonometry: And Its Applications to ...

Edward Albert Bowser - 1892 - 368 páginas
...logarithm of a number greater than unity is one less than the number of digits in the whole number. The characteristic of the logarithm of a number less than unity is negative, and is one more than the number of ciphers immediately after the decimal point. Thus, the characteristics...
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## Logarithmic and Trigonometric Tables

Edward Albert Bowser - 1908 - 87 páginas
...greater than unity is positive, and one less than the number of digits preceding the decimal point. The characteristic of the logarithm of a number less than unity is negative, and one more than the number of ciphers immediately after the decimal point. Thus, the characteristics...
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## Logarithmic and Trigonometric Tables

Edward Albert Bowser - 1895 - 87 páginas
...greater than unity is positive, and one less than the number of digits preceding the decimal point. The characteristic of the logarithm of a number less than unity is negative, and one mare than the number of ciphers immediately after the decimal point. Thus, the characteristics...
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## Examples in Physics

Daniel Evan Jones - 1896 - 348 páginas
...fraction, the decimal part being always kept positive. Hence the rule : — (2.) The charactetistic of the logarithm of a number less than unity is negative, and is one more than the number of ciphers immediately foliowing the decimal point. Thus the logarithm...
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## Tables of Logarithms to Five Places of Decimals: With Auxiliary Tables

Edwin Schofield Crawley - 1899 - 76 páginas
...mantissa, that is, the characteristic is @3, and so on. Hence, we have the following rule: III.The characteristic of the logarithm of a number less than unity is negative, and is numerically one greater than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant...
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