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Can you explain simply the difference between an algorithm and a logarithm? Answered by Clem Cole, former HPC Arch, Consulting Engineer at Intel 2006–2023, Quora contributor.
An algorithm is a process (set of instructions) to be followed to solve a problem…The term was used to define a set of calculations that a mathematician uses to get an answer to a problem.
When electronic calculating machines began to emerge in the late 1950s, early 1960s, the term ‘computer’ was reused to describe the machine that performed those processes, and the term ‘algorithm’ was reused to describe the programming (code) that these new type of computers used to perform the calculation.
A logarithm is a mathematical property of a number; specifically, the quantity representing the power to which a fixed number, called the base, must be raised to produce a given number.