natural logarithm

natural logarithm
The logarithm in base e; either the function that given returns such that or the value of .

The natural logarithm can be used to integrate 1/x.

Syn: hyperbolic logarithm, ln, natural log
See Also: common logarithm, logarithm

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  • Natural logarithm — Logarithm Log a*rithm (l[o^]g [.a]*r[i^][th] m), n. [Gr. lo gos word, account, proportion + ariqmo s number: cf. F. logarithme.] (Math.) One of a class of auxiliary numbers, devised by John Napier, of Merchiston, Scotland (1550 1617), to abridge… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • natural logarithm — Napierian logarithm, Napierian logarithms n. logarithm which has the irrational number e as its base (Mathematics) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • natural logarithm — n. a logarithm to the base e …   English World dictionary

  • Natural logarithm — Base e redirects here. For the numbering system which uses e as its base, see Non integer representation#Base e. Graph of the natural logarithm function. The function slowly grows to positive infinity as x increases and rapidly goes to negative… …   Wikipedia

  • Natural logarithm of 2 — The decimal value of the natural logarithm of 2 (sequence A002162 in OEIS) is approximately as shown in the first line of the table below. The logarithm in other bases is obtained with the formula The common logarithm in particular is ( …   Wikipedia

  • natural logarithm — natūrinis logaritmas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. Napierian logarithm; natural logarithm vok. natürlicher Logarithmus, m; Neperscher Logarithmus, m rus. натуральный логарифм, m pranc. logarithme naturel, m; logarithme népérien, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Natural logarithm — Logarithm to the base e (approximately 2.7183). The New York Times Financial Glossary …   Financial and business terms

  • natural logarithm — Logarithm to the base e (approximately 2.7183). Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • natural logarithm — Math. a logarithm having e as a base. Symbol: ln Also called Napierian logarithm. Cf. common logarithm. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • natural logarithm — nat′ural log′arithm n. math. a logarithm having e as a base Symbol: ln Also called Napierian logarithm Compare common logarithm …   From formal English to slang

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