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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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## The principles of arithmetic

Daniel O'Sullivan - 1872
...36500, and 365000 have all the same mantissa — namely, -5622929 — as the logarithm of 365. 284. The characteristic of the logarithm of a number greater than unity is the number indicating how many places the most left-hand digit is from the units' place.* Thus, the...
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## Spiral Slide Rule: Equivalent to a Straight Slide Rule 83 Feet 4 Inches Long ...

George Fuller - 1878 - 20 páginas
...together give the mantissa of the logarithm of the number. To this the indtx has to be added. The index of the logarithm of a number greater than unity is one less than the number of figures in the integral part of that number. Thus the index of 5432 is 3, of 543-2 is 2, of 54-32 is...
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## A treatise on elementary trigonometry. [With] Key, by H. Carr

John Bascombe Lock - 1882
...of a logarithm can be always obtained by the following rule, which is evident from page 167. RULE. The characteristic of the logarithm of a number greater than unity is one less than the number of integral figures in that number. The characteristic of a number less than unity is negative, and (when...
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## Elementary Chemical Arithmetic: With 1100 Problems

Sydney Lupton - 1882 - 286 páginas
...=0, 10=10', log 10 =1, 100=10°, log 100 =2, 1000 = 102, log 1000 = 3. Hence the characteristic for a number greater than unity is one less than the number of figures in the integral part of the number. When a characteristic is negative the minus sign is written...
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## A Treatise on Elementary Trigonometry

John Bascombe Lock - 1885 - 274 páginas
...of a logarithm can be always obtained by the following rule, which is evident from page 167. RULE. The characteristic of the logarithm of a number greater than unity is one less than the number of integral figures in that number. O The characteristic of a number less than unity is negative, and...
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## Examples in Physics

Daniel Evan Jones - 1888 - 260 páginas
...and the logarithm of any number between 100 and 1000 lies between 2 and 3. Hence the rule : — (1.) The characteristic of the logarithm of a number greater than unity is one less than the number of integral figures in that number. Thus log 3-14 = 0-4969 log 3 1-4 =1-4969 log 3 14 =2-4969 log 3140...
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## A Manual of public health

Alexander Wynter Blyth - 1890 - 676 páginas
...together give the mant.issa of the logarithm of the number. To this the index has to be added. The index of the logarithm of a number greater than unity is one less than the number of figures in the integral part of that number. Thus the index of 5432 is 3, of 543'2 is 2, of 54-32 is...
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## Higher Algebra: A Sequel to Elementary Algebra for Schools

Henry Sinclair Hall, Samuel Ratcliffe Knight - 1891 - 557 páginas
...f)!""1) + a fraction. .'. }ogN =(n— 1 ) + a fraction. ^ Hence the characteristic is n— 1 ; that is, the characteristic of the logarithm of a number greater than unity is less by one t/um the number of digits in its integral part, and is positive. 211. To determine the...
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## A Treatise on Plane and Spherical Trigonometry: And Its Applications to ...

Edward Albert Bowser - 1892 - 368 páginas
...examples that the characteristic of a logarithm can always be obtained by the following rule : BULK. — The characteristic of the 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,...
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## Elementary Trigonometry

Henry Sinclair Hall, Samuel Ratcliffe Knight - 1893 - 404 páginas
...lQ(>ll)-hl lection . . ' . log N— (n - 1 ) + a fraction. Hence the characteristic is n — 1 ; that is, the characteristic of the logarithm of a number greater than unity is less by one than the number of digits in its integral part, and i& positive. 163. To determine the...
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