Tag: logarithms

The Slide Rule Watch

Now that’s a word that’s a blast from the past: The Slide Rule. I was born in 1991 and when I was old enough to learn about numbers, the digital calculator has already replaced the slide rule – an analogue calculator that, as the name suggests, required the physical...
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L’Hopital’s Limit From A Phone Game

One of my recently graduated students was playing a phone riddle game that required an answer to this level: Turns out the solution to the game was just simply the word “answer” as the instruction was to simply enter that in. However, the integral and the limit shown there...
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Special Integral: \(\int_0^\frac{\pi}{2}\ln(\sin x)\;dx\)

I remember when I was in Year 12, we were given this question on an integration worksheet that challenged my friend, Parth, and I so much so that we stayed back after school to use the large whiteboard to solve this problem even after all our friends had left...
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