Logarithmic Scale

A logarithmic scale is a scale of measurement that displays the value of a physical quantity using intervals corresponding to orders of magnitude, rather than a standard linear scale. The function of the curve may include an exponent which is what gives it its curved nature.A simple example is a chart whose vertical or horizontal axis has equally spaced increments that are labelled 1, 10, 100, 1000, instead of 0, 1, 2, 3. Each unit increase on the logarithmic scale thus represents an exponential increase in the underlying quantity for the given base (10, in this case).Presentation of data on a logarithmic scale can be helpful when the data covers a large range of values.
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