math chap 4 vocab

math chap 4 vocab - x , where a does not = 1, and x is any...

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Chapter 4 Vocabulary 1. exponent – a small number written with another big number that tells how many times to multiply the big number by itself. 2. base – One side of a polygon, usually used as a reference side for other measurements. Most often used with triangles. 3. natural base e – The number e frequently occurs in mathematics (especially calculus) and is an irrational constant (like π). Its value is e = 2.718 281 828 . .. log(u) natural (base e) logarithm (u > 0) 4. exponential function – The exponential function f with base a is denoted by f(x)=a
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Unformatted text preview: x , where a does not = 1, and x is any real number. 5. logarithm – a logarithm of a given number to a given base is the power to which you need to raise the base in order to get the number. ex: the logarithm of 1000 to the common base 10 is 3, because 10 raised to a power of 3 is 1000. 6. logarithmic functions – a function of the form log b ( x ) in which the base b is fixed and so the only variable is x 7. common log – log 10 – used to simplify 8. natural log – log e...
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course MATH 1330 taught by Professor Kundomal during the Fall '08 term at Texas Tech.

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