Unit 6
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Unit Objective
Understand the concept of logarithmic and exponential functions and how to convert between these forms. Recognize logarithmic and exponential graphs. Learn properties of logarithms and be able to evaluate them on a calculator. Be able to change bases and to solve equations using logarithmic and exponential techniques.

*All assignments are in Basic Technical Mathematics With Calculus by Allyn J. Washington, 1995.

Method of Evaluation
The unit test will be a pencil and paper exam given at your class site. The test will be administered by the instructor or by a proctor. Please see the course schedule for the exact time and date of the unit test.

Objective One
Learn the definition of and be able to change between log and exponential form.

Objective Two
Learn how to graph exponential functions and logarithmic functions .

Objective Three
Learn the Basic Laws of Logarithms.

  • Read 13.3, pages 358-361.
  • Complete Work Exercises, page 361 #3-27 odd, 8, 12, 20, 37, 39, 41, 52.
  • Quick Review sheet 6-3.

Objective Four
Learn to evaluate common logarithms and antilogs on a calculator.

Objective Five
Learn to evaluate natural logarithms and antilogs on your calculator. Be able to evaluate logs to other bases using conversion to base 10 or base e.

Objective Six
Use log techniques to solve different types of equations involving exponents and logarithms.

  • Read 13.6, pages 368-370.
  • Complete Work Exercises, pages 370-371 #1-15 odd, #19-35 odd, 37, 43.
  • Quick Review sheet 6-6


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