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The Sign/Logarithm Number System
December 1975 (vol. 24 no. 12)
pp. 1238-1242
A signed logarithmic number system, which is capable of representing negative as well as positive numbers is described. A number is represented in the sign/logarithm number system by a sign bit and the logarithm of the absolute value of the number (scaled to avoid negative logarithms).
Index Terms:
Computer arithmetic units, logarithmic addition, logarithmic arithmetic, logarithmic subtraction, number systems.
Citation:
E.E. Swartzlander, A.G. Alexopoulos, "The Sign/Logarithm Number System," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 24, no. 12, pp. 1238-1242, Dec. 1975, doi:10.1109/T-C.1975.224172
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