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Lesson 31: Logarithms
Course Topic(s): Developmental Math | Logarithms
The lesson begins with an application problem to motivate the necessity and use of a logarithm. The formal definition linking logs and exponents is then introduced. Exercises in writing exponential equations as logarithms follows before a calculator based method for approximating logarithmic values is discussed. The common log, i.e. logs of base (10), is introduced and a procedure for solving common log equations with a calculator is presented, along with various caveats about proper syntax for the calculator. The lesson concludes with exponential modeling problems where logs may be employed to find the desired exponent.
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Creator(s): Bruce Yoshiwara (Pierce College) and Kathy Yoshiwara (Pierce College)
This resource was cataloged by Bohdan RhodehamelPublisher:
Developmental Mathematics Collection
Resource copyright: CC BY-NC-SA
This review was published on December 13, 2011
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