natural logarithm


Definition of natural logarithm

: a logarithm with e as a base

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Mathematicians Will Never Stop Proving the Prime Number Theorem," 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, "Data show India’s coronavirus lockdown may not be working," 13 Apr. 2020 The actual percent is 1/e, where the base is the natural logarithm. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "Calculate Your Exact Chance of Falling in Love This Valentine's Day," 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, "The Weird Number 0.577 Shows Up in Everything," 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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