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#1 2013-07-04 16:05:57

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logarithm

prove that if r is real,then log r is real.


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#2 2013-07-04 19:09:32

bob bundy
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Re: logarithm

{7/3} wrote:

prove that if r is real,then log r is real.

hhmmm.  That's going to be tough when r is a negative real number.

Bob


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#3 2013-07-04 20:43:54

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Re: logarithm

sorry forgot to say positive


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#4 2013-07-04 22:19:00

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Re: logarithm

This time, I think it is down to the definition:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logarithm

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#5 2013-07-05 00:09:28

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Re: logarithm

I want a proof that b for every positive b and n there is a real number x such that b^x=n


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