Logarithms: Brief History and Brief Math (VIDEO!)

Through a quirk in historical development we are stuck with the word “logarithm” for a concept that is actually extremely straightforward. The scariness of the word is enough to scare one and all and life would be easier if we used the proper word for them. In this lecture I demystify the world of logarithms and explain what they really are. (I also outline their history.)

[A second video deals with their mathematics more deeply.]

Logarithms: Brief History and Brief Mathematics


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