LOGARITHMS

Scientific Notation:
A number n the form notation.
n

where

and n is an integer is called the scientific

Logarithm:
If
x

=

, then x is called the logarithm of

to base

and is written as

=x

Characteristic:
The integral part of the common logarithm of a number is called the characteristic.

Mantissa:
The decimal part of common logarithm of a number is called the mantissa.

Anti-Logarithm:
If , then is called the anti-logarithm of .

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