The Ultimate Guide to Logarithm: Basic Theory Commonly Missed in High School Which Turns a Log Noob into a Log Whiz

For the very vast majority of humans on earth, there is a topic found in the good old math textbooks that many of us still even dread contemplating about, as it seems to mess with our brain in a rather particular way.  The name? $\displaystyle \text{Logarithmus}$ — or Logarithm in English to be sure!

As terrible-sounding as it is, logarithm seems to have this distinct characteristic of metaphorically leaving a bad taste in our mouth. In fact, even for those who managed to maneuver around it back in high school, logarithm still remains largely as an evasive concept. The “I-can-manipulate-expressions-without-understanding-anything” syndrome runs rampant when it comes to logarithm.

Indeed, here in North America, the grade school curriculum has the propensity of overemphasizing the mechanics at the expense of basic theory, leaving us with the formidable task of filling in the logarithmic knowledge gap, which includes — among others — the theory behind the properties of logarithm, and its intended computational use in handling numbers with an order of magnitude veering towards the extremes.

So with that in mind, if you think that the time might have finally come to tame this monster we call logarithm, then it would be our pleasure to congratulate your timing on this very honorable act. And if you are simply looking to explore further into the rabbit hole, that would be doubly appreciated as well, for regardless of your motivation, the taming/musing is on!  🙂 More