Logarithms Tutorial. Understanding the Log Function. Where Did Logs Come From?. The invention of logs in the early 1600s fueled the scientific revolution. Back then scientists, astronomers especially, used to spend huge amounts of time crunching numbers on paper.
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Understanding the Log Function
S. H. Lapinski
Pick a new base and the formula says it is equal
to the log of the number in the new base
divided by the log of the old base in the new base.