Welcome to Seminar Four

Exponential/Logarithmic Functions (MTH112)

Weekly Content - Exponential/Logarithmic Functions

This week we're going to be discussing exponential and logarithmic functions - two sides of the same coin. These functions are inverses of each other so they're always taught together. In terms of applications, they come up in fields as diverse as psychology and physics.

Weekly Motivation

Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems.
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-- Renee Descartes

Implicit in Descartes's statement is that he did a lot of problems to develop lots of rules. That's good advice for any student. The more problems that you do, the more comfortable you'll become with the material. A corollary to that is that, if you don't understand a question, it's imperative that you ask questions about it. I'll be glad to go over any problem that you like either by email or in the discussion board.

[1] Descarte, Renee. (1637) Le Discours de la Méthode