logarithmic scale


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Noun1.logarithmic scale - scale on which actual distances from the origin are proportional to the logarithms of the corresponding scale numbers
graduated table, ordered series, scale, scale of measurement - an ordered reference standard; "judging on a scale of 1 to 10"
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From these findings, the relationship between the infection manifested, in terms of the total area of the fruits, and the diagrammatic logarithmic scale which represents the percentage of damage the fungus caused in the fruit at different stages was developed.
Figure 3 gives the same data with the modulus plotted on a logarithmic scale. With this presentation, the melting process takes center stage and the glass transition, which involves the very large change in modulus that caused so many headaches for my client in Part 2, is barely noticeable.
pH in chemistry refers to a logarithmic scale used to specify the acidity or basicity of an aqueous solution.
It's a logarithmic scale, meaning that each full step away from 7 is 10 times as acidic or alkaline.
It has been estimated that the global average surface seawater pH has dropped by 0.1 units since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution; taking into consideration the fact that pH is measured on a logarithmic scale, this shift translates into a 30 percent increase in acidity.
Note that the logarithmic scale lets you see more detail at the low end of the scale.
Instead of using a logarithmic scale for exponential decay of carbon-14, the authors used a graph with the scale of percent modern carbon: it shows visually the decrease of carbon-14 with the passage of time, due to radioactive decay (see fig.
The logarithmic scale covers a range of 79 to 235 000 days [approximately equal to] 640 years.
Figure 4(b) shows [DELTA][p.sub.20] along the AB vertical section, where the black arrows represent Darcy's fluid flux in logarithmic scale at t = 0.
The overall resistivity values (displayed on a logarithmic scale) varied from 0.05 to 1500 ohm*m.
The IM values of the selected records and the associated EDP values obtained from nonlinear dynamic analysis are usually plotted either on an arithmetic or logarithmic scale. This cloud of data is then regressed to compute the conditional mean and standard deviation of EDP given IM [2].