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# 1. (5 sentences) Research the history of the logarithm . Include in your final paper the...

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(5 sentences)

Research the history of the logarithm

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Include in your final paper the following topics:

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Who were the mathematicians responsible for inventing logarithms?

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What reason led them to invent logarithms?

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Write about any other historical topic relating to logarithms that you find interesting.

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Find two applications of logarithms in real-life situations that you find interesting. For each of the applications, include:a description of the application (what is this used for?) and your reason for choosing the application.

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Logarithms invented by independently by John Napier and JoostJBurgi.

Napier lagoritham published in 1614 and Burgi's lagoritham published in 1620.

The purpose of inventing lagoritham was to assist in the multiplication of quantities that were then called sines.

The whole sine was the value of a side of right angled triangle with large hypotenuse.

The natural logarithm has the number e(2.718) as it's base. It's use is widespread in Mathemetics and physics because of its simpler derivative.