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Fractional Exponents vs Radicals.  

Lauren Fischer and Paul Frank

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th ed.)

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Feb 2020
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Feb 2020
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10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0020.022.0001
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Use of radicals (eg, any expression that contains a radical symbol: √) may sometimes be avoided by substituting a fractional exponent: (a2−b2)1/2 instead of a2...

Logarithmic Expressions.  

Lauren Fischer and Paul Frank

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th ed.)

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Feb 2020
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10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0020.022.0003
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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. The base should be subscripted and follow the word log...

Negative Exponents.  

Lauren Fischer and Paul Frank

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th ed.)

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Feb 2020
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10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0020.022.0002
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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(x+...

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