natural logarithm

noun

Definition of natural logarithm

: a logarithm with e as a base

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Recent Examples on the Web This geometric structure is closely connected to important ideas in trigonometry, like the angle sum and difference formulas for sine and cosine, the theory of rotations of the plane, and e, the base of the natural logarithm function. Quanta Magazine, 23 Sep. 2021 This is despite the fact that the actual number of primes will always equal an integer, while on the other side of the asymptotic equality, the fraction involving the natural logarithm function could equal any value on the real number line. Quanta Magazine, 22 July 2020 The chart below plots the natural logarithm of total cases on the vertical axis with the time index on the horizontal. Rupa Subramanya, Quartz India, 13 Apr. 2020 The actual percent is 1/e, where the base is the natural logarithm. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 14 Feb. 2020 Also called the Euler-Mascheroni constant, it is defined as the limiting difference between the natural logarithm the harmonic series. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, 5 Oct. 2016

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First Known Use of natural logarithm

1746, in the meaning defined above

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“Natural logarithm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/natural%20logarithm. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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