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9 – Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

  • What happens when you or a loved one gets sick?
  • What might have caused the illness, and what might you have to do to get well again?
  • Imagine getting together with all of your friends.
    • And all of their friends.
    • And all of their friends’ friends.
    • And all of their friends’ friends’ friends.
  • Like putting rockets on rockets on rockets on rockets, exponential growth is all about going faster, faster, faster!
  • From infectious outbreaks and nuclear reactions to medical treatments and computer algorithms, exponents and logarithms are essential for living in the 21st century.
  • Logarithms are the inverses of exponential functions, and just as important. Logarithms help measure tremors deep within the earth.
  • Your wireless devices uses logarithms to find the strongest wi-fi signal.
  • Exponential and logarithmic relationships are everywhere in the world, and understanding how they work will help you make wiser decisions about your job, your health, and your environment.

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