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Independent study on Logarithms

  1. Oct 4, 2004 #1
    I'm in grade 11 and I have to do an independent study on Logarithms. I need a problem or puzzle that I will solve after learning logarithms. I was wondering if someone had an example of a really good use of logarithms (i.e. something made a lot easy by the use of logarithms).
     
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  3. Oct 4, 2004 #2

    Integral

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    You might investigate a piece of antiquity called a slide rule.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2004 #3

    chroot

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    I strongly second Integral's suggestion!

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  5. Oct 4, 2004 #4
    Ahh, that looks cool! Thanks!
     
  6. Oct 4, 2004 #5

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    Try rocket science! Calculate the speed acquired by a rocket whose mass varies as it burns up fuel.
     
  7. Oct 5, 2004 #6
    An interesting idea. I shall look into this as well.
     
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