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Logarithms

The Common Logarithm

Traditionally, log10 is abbreviated to log.

For example,

103 = 1000 ⇒ log 1000 = 3

0.01 = 10-2 ⇒ log 0.01 = -2      

However, some computer software, such as Matlab, use log to denote the natural logarithm. Both Matlab and Excel use log10(x) to denote log10.

 

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