2-2 - 2-2 Exponential Functions Function type linear...

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Unformatted text preview: 2-2 Exponential Functions Function type linear quadratic polynomial exponential Graph: Example f(x) = 3x + 2 f(x) = 3x2 + 2x - 3 f(x) = 2x4 + 3x2 f(x) = 2x f(x) = 2.63x-1 f(x) = 2x • 2 is the base of the exponential – “exponential base 2” • the base can be any positive number • common bases are 2 (for computer nerds), 10, and e Exponential functions with base e f(x) = ex • • • • e is a real number constant (like π) value = 2.7182818… frequently seen as the base for exponential functions called the natural base, because it arises “naturally” in many mathematical contexts 2-2 p. 1 ...
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course MATH 1324 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Austin Community College.

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