# Logarithmic scale

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A logarithmic scale is a nonlinear scale used for a large range of positive multiples of some quantity.wikipedia

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### PH

**pH levelneutralpH value**

Common uses include earthquake strength, sound loudness, light intensity, and pH of solutions.

The pH scale is logarithmic and inversely indicates the concentration of hydrogen ions in the solution (a lower pH indicates a higher concentration of hydrogen ions).

### Slide rule

**slide rulescircular slide ruleslide-rule**

Logarithmic scales are also used in slide rules for multiplying or dividing numbers by adding or subtracting lengths on the scales. A slide rule has logarithmic scales, and nomograms often employ logarithmic scales.

In its most basic form, the slide rule uses two logarithmic scales to allow rapid multiplication and division of numbers.

### Cent (music)

**centscentdecitone**

Logarithmic frequency quantities are used in electronics (decade, octave) and for music pitch intervals (octave, semitone, cent, etc.).

The cent is a logarithmic unit of measure used for musical intervals.

### Weber–Fechner law

**Weber's lawWeber-Fechner lawis non-linear**

Some of our senses operate in a logarithmic fashion (Weber–Fechner law), which makes logarithmic scales for these input quantities especially appropriate.

The relationship between stimulus and perception is logarithmic.

### Logarithmic timeline

**logarithmic scale**

A logarithmic timeline is a timeline laid out according to a logarithmic scale.

### Palermo Technical Impact Hazard Scale

**Palermo Technical ScalePalermo scalePalermo rating**

The Palermo Technical Impact Hazard Scale is a logarithmic scale used by astronomers to rate the potential hazard of impact of a near-earth object (NEO).

### Neper

**nepers10centineper**

Examples of logarithmic units include units of data storage capacity (bit, byte), of information and information entropy (nat, shannon, ban), signal level (decibel, bel, neper).

Like the decibel, the neper is a unit in a logarithmic scale.

### Logit

**log-oddslogit functionlogit transformation**

The choice of base corresponds to the choice of logarithmic unit for the value: base 2 corresponds to a shannon, base e to a nat, and base 10 to a hartley; these units are particularly used in information-theoretic interpretations.

### Apparent magnitude

**apparent visual magnitudemagnitudevisual magnitude**

The magnitude scale is reverse logarithmic such that having a magnitude 5 higher than another object's means that it is 100 times dimmer.

### F-number

**aperturefocal ratiof-stop**

Ignoring the f-number markings, the f-stops make a logarithmic scale of exposure intensity.

### Entropy

**entropicentropicallyspecific entropy**

Specifically, entropy is a logarithmic measure of the number of states with significant probability of being occupied:

### Level of measurement

**quantitativelevels of measurementscale**

A logarithmic scale is a nonlinear scale used for a large range of positive multiples of some quantity.

### Log–log plot

**log-log plotlog-log graphlog-log**

If both the vertical and horizontal axes of a plot are scaled logarithmically, the plot is referred to as a log–log plot.

In science and engineering, a log–log graph or log–log plot is a two-dimensional graph of numerical data that uses logarithmic scales on both the horizontal and vertical axes.

### Logarithm

**logarithmsloglogarithmic function**

A logarithmic unit is a unit that can be used to express a quantity (physical or mathematical) on a logarithmic scale, that is, as being proportional to the value of a logarithm function applied to the ratio of the quantity and a reference quantity of the same type.

Logarithmic scales reduce wide-ranging quantities to tiny scopes.

### Linear scale

**bar scalescale barscales**

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.

### Moment magnitude scale

**moment magnitudeM w magnitude**

As with the Richter scale, an increase of one step on the logarithmic scale of moment magnitude corresponds to a 10 1.5 ≈ 32 times increase in the amount of energy released, and an increase of two steps corresponds to a 10 3 = 1000 times increase in energy.

### Nomogram

**nomogramsnomographnomography**

A slide rule has logarithmic scales, and nomograms often employ logarithmic scales.

These scales may be linear, logarithmic, or have some more complex relationship.

### Hartley (unit)

**hartleybanBan (unit)**

Examples of logarithmic units include units of data storage capacity (bit, byte), of information and information entropy (nat, shannon, ban), signal level (decibel, bel, neper).

The hartley (symbol Hart), also called a ban, or a dit (short for decimal digit), is a logarithmic unit which measures information or entropy, based on base 10 logarithms and powers of 10, rather than the powers of 2 and base 2 logarithms which define the bit, or shannon.

### Decibel

**dBdecibelsbel**

Examples of logarithmic units include units of data storage capacity (bit, byte), of information and information entropy (nat, shannon, ban), signal level (decibel, bel, neper).

The decibel (symbol: dB) is a unit of measurement used to express the ratio of one value of a power or field quantity to another, on a logarithmic scale, the logarithmic quantity being called the power level or field level, respectively.

### Grain size

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### Decade (log scale)

**decadedecadestens**

Logarithmic frequency quantities are used in electronics (decade, octave) and for music pitch intervals (octave, semitone, cent, etc.).

One decade (symbol dec ) is a unit for measuring frequency ratios on a logarithmic scale, with one decade corresponding to a ratio of 10 between two frequencies (an order of magnitude difference).

### One-third octave

**Decidecade**

A one-third octave is a logarithmic unit of frequency ratio equal to either one third of an octave or one tenth of a decade.

### Interval (music)

**intervalintervalsmusical interval**

Logarithmic frequency quantities are used in electronics (decade, octave) and for music pitch intervals (octave, semitone, cent, etc.).

The cent is a logarithmic unit of measurement.

### Level (logarithmic quantity)

**levellogarithmic measurefrequency level**

In science and engineering, a power level and a field level (also called a root-power level) are logarithmic measures of certain quantities referenced to a standard reference value of the same type.

### Graph paper

**Grid papercoordinate paperlog paper**

Before the advent of computer graphics, logarithmic graph paper was a commonly used scientific tool.