MathBench > Visualization

Log Transformations

Graphing bigger (and smaller) numbers

You can stack several cycles to get paper that spans several orders of magnitude (every time you multiply by 10, you get 1 order of magnitude). Here are two possibilities.

semi-log paper, 5 cycles starting at 100 semi-log paper, 5 cycles starting at 0.0000000001

 

How many cycles?

How many cycles would you need to represent the following data:

year 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
popn. size 3 17 190 2871 6743 34 590 4282 28,475

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I think I have the answer: 5 cycles, starting at "1".

 

 

How many cycles would you need to represent the following data:

day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
cell size (um) 0.003 0.017 0.290 0.2871 6.743 34.0 0.590 0.04282 3.8475

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girl with stuffed animal "germs"

I think I have the answer: 5 cycles, starting at "0.001".