6 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

In This Chapter

6.1 Exponential Functions

6.2 Logarithmic Functions

6.3 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

6.4 Exponential and Logarithmic Models

6.5 Hyperbolic Functions

Chapter 6 Review Exercises

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The curve that describes the shape of a telephone wire hanging between two poles is the graph of a hyperbolic function.

A Bit of History In this chapter we will consider two types of functions that appear often in applications: exponential and logarithmic functions.

The wealthy English political and religious polemicist John Napier (1550-1617) is remembered today principally for one of his mathematical diversions, ...

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