@article {MATHEDUC.06664742,
author = {Reed, Cameron},
title = {Computing logarithms by hand.},
year = {2016},
journal = {Mathematics Teacher},
volume = {109},
number = {8},
issn = {0025-5769},
pages = {633-636},
publisher = {National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA},
abstract = {Summary: How can old-fashioned tables of logarithms be computed without technology? Today, of course, no practicing mathematician, scientist, or engineer would actually use logarithms to carry out a calculation, let alone worry about deriving them from scratch. But high school students may be curious about the process. This article develops a straightforward technique for computing common logarithms by establishing a few successive square roots of 10. Because the logarithms of these values are by definition just the power to which 10 has been taken ($1/2$, $1/4$, $1/8$, etc.), these values can be used to construct a table of logarithms in which the increment in the logarithm is $1/2^N$, where $N$ is the number of square roots computed. By interpolating between these accurately computed points, we can build a standard log table. This method should help reinforce rules of logarithms and powers for students. (ERIC)},
msc2010 = {F50xx (N50xx)},
identifier = {2016f.00932},
}