# Chapter 8: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Created by: CK-12

## Introduction

In this chapter, we will analyze two new types of functions, exponents and logarithms. Up until now, the variable has been the base, with numbers in the exponent; linear, quadratic, cubic, etc. Exponential functions have the variable in the exponent. Logarithmic functions are the inverse of exponential functions. We will graph these functions, solve equations, and use them for modeling real-life situations.

## Chapter Outline

- 8.1. Exponential Growth Function
- 8.2. Exponential Decay Function
- 8.3. Using Exponential Growth and Decay Models
- 8.4. The Number e
- 8.5. Defining Logarithms
- 8.6. Inverse Properties of Logarithmic Functions
- 8.7. Graphing Logarithmic Functions
- 8.8. Product and Quotient Properties of Logarithms
- 8.9. Power Property of Logarithms
- 8.10. Solving Exponential Equations
- 8.11. Solving Logarithmic Equations

### Chapter Summary

## Summary

In this chapter you'll learn about exponential and logarithmic functions. We will graph these functions and solve equations. We will also learn about the properties of logarithms and the natural number, *e*.

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## Description

This chapter covers exponential and logarithmic functions.

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## Date Created:

Mar 12, 2013## Last Modified:

Apr 29, 2014
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