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Re: Re: Log[x]//TraditionalForm


It never fails to amaze me how dogmatic some people can be about the 
conventions of notation.

Or how hard it is for some people to notice a tongue planted firmly 
in a cheek.

On Feb 11, 2009, at 3:16 AM, slawek wrote:

> U=BFytkownik "Lou Talman" <talmanl at mscd.edu> napisa=B3 w wiadomo=B6ci
> news:gmrm45$9m4$1 at smc.vnet.net...
>> 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.
>
>
> False. The ln/log/alog was introduced when base ten logarithms was 
> applied
> to calculation like:



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

  <http://clem.mscd.edu/%7Etalmanl>




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