I would like to ask a question about calculating logarithm in base 10. Currently I'm reading an interesting book entitled: "ESSENTIALS OF PLANE TRIGONOMETRY AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY".
The first chapter of the book is dedicated to logarithm function, its fundemantal forumlas, etc. However, I always used calculator in order to find the logarithm of a given number (base 10). In the book, there was some method (not really clear for me) presenting how to find the logarithm value of a given number based on the logarithm table.
I never managed to master the logarithm table (very complicated and ambiguous for me). Besides, after a bit googling I saw that there are different type of logarithm table (for base 10) with different number of columns and the method is not always the same.
Is there any simple method, allowing to calculate the logarithm of a number (base 10) without using a calculator and without using the logarithm table (with desired number of decimals)?
Thanks in advance,