12.7.3 Solving Exponential Functions
- p364 #1-5, 7-14, C2 *15-17
When the zombie apocalypse comes, the mathematicians will be the only ones safe, primarily because they, like modern day epidemiologists, understand that the rate of transmission is modeled by a function that is not based on a polynomial. A different type of function models growth and decay of populations: the exponential function. Exponential functions are extremely useful for modeling anything that grows or decays over time:
Today, we will find out some of the basic characteristics of exponential functions.
Things you should know after today: