Quandaries and Queries


Dear MathCentral,

Where did the word logarithmic come from? Where/whom did it originate?




Threr is a teacher named Jeff Miller at Gulf High School in New Port Richey, Florida who maintains a web Site named Earliest Known Uses of Some of the Words of Mathematics. If you go to his site and look for logarithm under L you will find an answer to your question.



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