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Mathematics
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Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Section 1: Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

In this module we will explore a few applications of exponential and logarithmic functions.

Review: Solving exponential and logarithmic equations 

Learning Objectives:

Applications of Exponential Functions

  • Compound intererst problems - regular compounding and continuous compounding
  • Exponential growth and decay problems
  • Newton's Law of Cooling
  • Logistic Growth Mode.

Applications of Logarithmic Functions

  • Information Entropy
  • Richter scale for measuring intensity of an earthquake
  • pH level of a solution
  • Sound level measured in decibels