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### in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year:
2007
Published Online:
2009
DOI:
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.609
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Use of radicals may sometimes be avoided by substituting a fractional exponent: (a2−b2)1/2instead of a2−b2. As with unstacking fractions, if clarity is sacrificed by making the equation fit within ... More
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## Logarithmic Expressions

### in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year:
2007
Published Online:
2009
DOI:
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.611
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The term log is an abbreviation of logarithm. A system of logarithms may be based on any number, although logarithmic systems based on the numbers 10, 2, and the irrational number e are most common. ... More
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## Negative Exponents

### in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year:
2007
Published Online:
2009
DOI:
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.610
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A negative exponent denotes the reciprocal of the expression, as illustrated in these examples: x−n= 1/xn A−1 = 1/A B−2 = 1/B2 A negative exponent may simplify some expressions within running text: ... More

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