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Re: Re: Log[x]//TraditionalForm

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  • Subject: [mg96245] Re: [mg96192] Re: Log[x]//TraditionalForm
  • From: Lou Talman <talmanl at>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 05:50:19 -0500 (EST)
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On Feb 9, 2009, at 3:32 AM, peter wrote:

> not being a very advanced person myself, and only being an engineer, I
> have to admit to thinking that ln was the correct name for natural
> log. Thank god I've been put right on this.

The notational distinction between "ln" and "log" makes sense for  
engineers who must use both natural logarithms and common  
logarithms.  But in advanced mathematics there is only one logarithm.

--Lou Talman
  Department of Mathematical & Computer Sciences
  Metropolitan State College of Denver


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