13 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions


After completion of this chapter, the student should be able to:

  • Evaluate and graph an exponential function

  • Apply properties of logarithms

  • Change equations from exponential form to logarithmic form and vice versa

  • Evaluate and graph a logarithmic function

  • Identify the exponential and logarithmic functions as inverse functions

  • Solve logarithmic and exponential equations

  • Change a logarithm in one base to a logarithm in another base

  • Solve application problems involving logarithmic and exponential functions

  • Graph functions on logarithmic or semilogarithmic paper

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