A scale describes the relationship between two quantities. The logarithmic scale is different to a linear scale in that the proportion between two quantities isn't constant but rather, they have a logarithmic flow.
Slide Rule Sense: Amazonian Indigenous Culture Demonstrates Universal Mapping Of Number Onto Space The ability to map numbers onto a line is universal. But for an Amazonian tribe, this mapping is not linear but logarithmic. The finding illuminates both the nature and the limits of the human predisposition to measurement, a foundation for science, engineering, and much of our modern culture.