Definition:Napierian Logarithm

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Definition

The Napierian logarithms are a system of logarithms where:

$\log_{\text{Nap}} 10 \, 000 \, 000 = 0$
$\log_{\text{Nap}} 9 \, 999 \, 999 = 1$

Thus:

$\log_{\text{Nap}} 10^7 x y = \log_{\text{Nap}} x + \log_{\text{Nap}} y$


Also defined as

Many sources use the term Napierian logarithm for natural (base $e$) logarithms.

It is wise to make sure of which is meant when referring to them.


Source of Name

This entry was named for John Napier.


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