Computing Logarithms by Hand

Author: Cameron Reed
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Computing common logarithms on the basis of a few successive square roots of 10 reinforces rules of logarithms and powers for secondary school students.

Contributor Notes

Cameron Reed, reed@alma.edu, is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Physics at Alma College in Alma, Michigan. His research has included both optical photometry of intrinsically bright stars in the Milky Way galaxy and the history and physics of the Manhattan Project, and he has published in areas as diverse as astronomy, mathematics, nuclear and quantum physics, data analysis, and the history of physics. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

(Corresponding author is Reed reed@alma.edu)
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