Chapter 8

Mathematical and Numeric Functions

Commonly Used Mathematical Functions

Functions That Work with Exponentiation and Logarithms

Introduction

Most of the functions in this chapter perform basic mathematical tasks such as taking the log or exponent of a value. The MOD function is an exception. Although it is used in mathematical expressions, it has other, often overlooked, uses that will be covered here.

Commonly Used Mathematical Functions

Purpose: To compute numerical constants: (pi, e, and Euler's constant) and to determine various machine constants (the largest integer ...

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