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" The characteristic of the logarithm of a number greater than unity is one less than the number of integral figures in that number. "
Manual of mathematical tables, by J.A. Galbraith and S. Haughton - Página vii
por Joseph Allen Galbraith - 1860
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Tables of six-figure logarithms. Stereotyped ed

Richard Farley - 1840 - 80 páginas
...characteristic may be positive or negative, and must be supplied according to the following rules : — 1 . The characteristic of the logarithm of a number greater than unity is positive, and equal to one less than the number of integer places. 2. The characteristic of the logarithm...
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Manual of plane trigonometry, by J.A. Galbraith and S. Haughton

Joseph Allen Galbraith - 1852
...which is called the characteristic, is not entered in the tables, but is found by the following rule : The characteristic of the logarithm of a number greater...Thus, the characteristic of the logarithm of 849 is 2 ; for as this number lies between 100 and 1000, its logarithm must lie between 2 and 3. The mantissa...
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Hand-book to the Local marine board examination [by J. Taylor].

Janet Taylor - 1853
...supplied. These observations being understood the following Rule must be borne in mind. Rule. The index of the logarithm of a number greater than unity is one less than the number of digits in the integral part, and when the number is less than unity, the index is properly negative,...
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Manual of plane trigonometry, by J.A. Galbraith and S. Haughton

Joseph Allen Galbraith - 1854
...decimal part alone is registered in the tables, and is called the mantissa ; the integer part, which ie called the characteristic, is not entered, but may...logarithm of a number greater than unity is one less than tf,e number of the digits of its integer part. Thus, the characteristic of the logarithm of 849 is...
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ELEMENTS OF PLANE AND SPHERICAL TRIGONOMETRY

ELIAS LOOMIS, LL.D. - 1859
...fraction. The integral part is called the characteristic, and may be known from the following RULE. The characteristic of the logarithm of a number greater than unity, is one less than the number of integral figures in the given number. Thus the logarithm of 297 is 2 plus a fraction ; that is, the...
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Manual of Mathematicall Tables

Joseph Allen Galbraith, Samuel Haughton - 1860 - 252 páginas
...from this, that the characteristics of the logarithms of all numbers less than unity are negative, and may be found by The characteristic of the logarithm of a number less than unity, find reduced to the decimal form, is negative, and one greater than the number of...
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A guide book to the Local marine board examination. The ordinary examination ...

Thomas Liddell Ainsley - 1864
...IDO is all that is registered in the tables, the characteristic being found as follows : — BULK I. The characteristic of the logarithm of a number greater...Thus : the characteristic of the logarithm of 849 is 2 ; for the number 849 is an integer consisting of three digits, and i less than 3 is 2. Again, the...
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Mrs. Janet Taylor's Hand-book [&c.].

Janet Taylor - 1865
...supplied. These observations being understood, the following rule must be borne in mind. Rule. The index of the logarithm of a number greater than unity, is one less than the number of digits in the integral part, and when the number is less than unity, consisting of decimals only, then...
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Plane trigonometry and logarithms

John Walmsley - 1865 - 182 páginas
...between n — 1 and n. Therefore the characteristic of its logarithm is n — 1. Hence the rule, — The characteristic of the logarithm of a number greater than unity is less by one than the number of digits in the integral part of the number. (ii.) Let the number be a...
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A guide book to the Local marine board examination. The ordinary examination ...

Thomas Liddell Ainsley - 1869
...oo is all that is registered in the tables, the characteristic being found as follows : — EULE vm. The characteristic of the logarithm of a number greater than unity, is one lets than the number of the digits of its integral part . Thus : the characteristic of the logarithm...
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