logarithmic scale

A logarithmic scale is a nonlinear scale used when there is a large range of quantities. Common uses include earthquake strength, sound loudness, light intensity, and pH of solutions.

It is based on orders of magnitude, rather than a standard linear scale, so the value represented by each equidistant mark on the scale is the value at the previous mark multiplied by a constant. Wikipedia, Logarithmic Scale

See Also

Golden Mean

Created by Dale Pond. Last Modification: Friday April 13, 2018 04:48:41 MDT by Dale Pond.