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MATH 1111 - College Algebra: 5.3 Introduction to Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

5.3 Introduction to Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

At the end of this section students will be able to:

  • Evaluate exponentials
  • Evaluate logarithms
  • Graph exponential functions
  • Graph logarithmic functions
  • Solve applications using exponential or logarithmic functions

Required Reading

6.1 Introduction to Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Stitz-Zeager College Algebra - pages 417-428

Practice Exercises

Stitz-Zeager College Algebra - pages 429-431

Answers to practice exercises can be found on page 433-436.

Supplemental Resources

Exponential Functions (tutorial): West Texas A&M University Virtual Math Lab (College Algebra Tutorial 42)

Logarithmic Functions (tutorial): West Texas A&M University Virtual Math Lab (College Algebra Tutorial 43)

 

Evaluating Logarithms:

 

Graphing Exponential Functions:

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Graphing Logarithmic Functions: