# Super logarithmic inverse of tetration

What's the super logarithmic inverse of tetration for $\bf{^{2}{x}}$?

Is it $slog^{x}_{2}$?

• I presume you've already looked into previous work by Ioannis Galidakis? – J. M. is a poor mathematician Apr 18 '12 at 8:31

The inverse function of ${^x{2}}$ is the base-2 super-log of x, which is what you wrote. The inverse function of ${^2{x}}$ is the 2nd super-root of x.
While the super-log seems to have a more commonly accepted notation (slog), there is no such notation for super-root (or, if you wish, dozens of notations). There are also some places (like Wikipedia's Tetration page) that call the 2nd super-root the "super-sqrt" function. But that's OK, because lots of things in mathematics don't have unique notations. Take $e$ for example. It is used for basis vectors, physical constants, dimensional units, other variables, and the "base of the natural logarithm".
So if you're looking for terminology, the inverse of ${^2{x}}$ is called "super-root", but if you're looking for notation, just use $f(x)$, along with the explanation: "where $f$ is the second super-root".
• Thanks Andrew, I think that helped solve my problem. One question though: you mentioned that the inverse of $\bf{^2}{x}$ to be the 2$^{nd}$ super-root of $x$. Would my $\bf{slog^x_2}$ still satisfy? – A T Apr 18 '12 at 17:57