common logarithm


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a logarithm to the base 10

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If the horizontal axis in the plot is the common logarithm of time, then
We control for firm size measured as the common logarithm of market value, computed as the product of VL reported price per share on the first quarter forecast date and the number of shares outstanding at the end of the preceding fiscal year.
A dimensionless unit used to express the ratio of two signal levels; equal to 10 times the common logarithm of the power ratio dB = 10 log (Power 1/Power 2) dB = 20 log (Voltage 1/Voltage 2).
Note that "ln" is the natural logarithm function, which uses the number e as its base, as opposed to the common logarithm function that uses the number 10 as its base.
Explorations of this kind also provide a way for students to experience and appreciate the relationships between common logarithms and powers of ten, fundamental to understanding the concept of logarithms.