As we have mentioned in the Introduction, the reader of this book will need little convincing that logarithms appear with great frequency in mathematics and its applications, particularly with so many differential equations involving them or exponentials in their solution. Power laws abound in nature: Kepler’s third law, the universal law of gravitation, Boyle’s Law, etc.Abrowse through any science book will yield any number of examples, and where there is a power law, there is a linearizing logarithm, as Kepler may have experienced. The intensity of earthquakes is measured on the logarithmic Richter scale, fractal dimension is defined in terms

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