logarithm

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Synonyms for logarithm

the exponent required to produce a given number

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This was a particular technological thrust to English mathematics, which we might see as continuing in the seventeenth century with Napier's logarithms.
Kepler spent some years working out new tables on the basis of his elliptical orbits, using Napier's logarithms (see 1614) in his calculations--the first important scientific use of the new technique.