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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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Constructive Text-book of Practical Mathematics, Volumen1

Horace Wilmer Marsh, Annie Griswold Fordyce Marsh - 1912
...therefore a mantissa table. 362. How the Characteristic is Determined. 1. NUMBER GREATER THAN UNITY. The characteristic of the logarithm of a number greater than unity is 1 less than the number of integral figures in the number. Thus log 8628 = 3.+ log 86.28 = 1.+ log 508.3...
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Elementary Algebra Revised

Frederick Howland Somerville - 1913 - 447 páginas
...point is 1, and of a number having three digits to the left of the decimal point is 2. In general, The characteristic of the logarithm of a number greater than unity is 1 less than the number of digits to the left of the decimal point . (b) When the given number is a...
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A High School Algebra, Parte2

Jacob William Albert Young - 1914
...called its characteristic, and the decimal part its mantissa. The characteristic of the logarithms of a number greater than unity is one less than the number of digits at the lefl of the decimal point. ORAL EXERCISES 1-12. State the characteristic and the mantissa...
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Elementary Algebra

Elmer Adelbert Lyman, Albertus Darnell - 1917 - 503 páginas
...change the decimal part, the mantissa, of the logarithm. 636. Characteristic Law. The characteristic of a number greater than unity is one less than the number of figures to the left of the decimal point. Consider 225.16. As it lies between 100 and 1000, its logarithm...
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Elements of Algebra

Henry Sinclair Hall - 1918
...n digits ; then ... log N= (я — 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 is positive. 437. The Characteristic...
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The Handbook of Industrial Oil Engineering: A Reference Book of Data ...

John Rome Battle - 1920 - 1131 páginas
...combination of significant figures in a 'mber, wherever the decimal point in the number may occur. The characteristic of the logarithm of a number greater than unity is one less than the number of significant figures preceding the decimal point in the number, while the characteristic of the loga.-ithm...
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Chemical Calculations

Raymond Harman Ashley - 1923 - 276 páginas
...1o3 _ 5.026 X 1o6 5.026 X 1o~* 5.026 X 1o~4 3.70122 6.70122 7.70122 4.70122 (a) The characteristic of a number greater than unity is one less than the number of places before the decimal point, thus the characteristics of 4634.2 is 3 63.87 is 1 6.478 is o (b)...
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A Textbook of Biotechnology Vol-II

Rehana Khan - 2007 - 315 páginas
...number containing n digits only in its integral part is (n - 1) + a fraction. Hence, we deduce that the characteristic of the logarithm of a number greater than unity is one less than the number of digits in its integral part and is positive. For example, the characteristics of log 75, log 79326,...
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