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Vega's Calculations of Logarithms
In the
Thesaurus Logarithmorum
, Vega calculated
and
using the formula
.
For
and
he got (note that
)
,
.
Therefore
,
.
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Izidor Hafner
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In [1],
is the factor for transforming common-to-natural logarithms. Check "show original" to compare the original source with this reconstruction.
Reference
[1] G. Vega,
Thesaurus Logarithmorum
, Leipzig, Germany: in libraria Wiedmannia, 1794 pp. v–vi.
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Natural Logarithm
(
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)
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(
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Common Logarithm
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)
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Published: November 8, 2013
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