Teaching Tidbit: Calculating Logarithms by Hand

This is our second topic by e-mail request. I also plan to post a method for determining the greatest common factor of two numbers using only subtraction as an operation shortly. You can learn to calculate logarithms by hand here. Also, check out the sidebar on the right for the new “Bureau 42 Teaches” link compilation page.

3 replies on “Teaching Tidbit: Calculating Logarithms by Hand”

  1. Chad Cloman says:

    But why? I mean, it’s a forgotten art for a reason.

    • Chad Cloman says:

      … not that it’s not a well-written document Blaine.

      • This one was by e-mail request. The “square roots by hand” thing is fast enough to be practical; this one is more of an interest thing. Getting accurate results this way may actually take longer than buying a calculator that does logs using money earned from a job you haven’t applied for yet…

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