## 12.7.3 Solving Exponential Functions

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- Notes

Assignment:

- p364 #1-5, 7-14, C2 *15-17

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- Notes

Assignment:

- p364 #1-5, 7-14, C2 *15-17

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12.7.3.notes.pdf | 0.2 kB |

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- Notes

Assignment:

- p354 #1-6,9-11, C1 *13

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12.7.2.notes.pdf | 0.2 kB |

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:

- populations
- money
- the metabolism of chemicals in your bloodstream
- the list goes on!

Today, we will find out some of the basic characteristics of exponential functions.

Resources:

- Notes

Assignment

- p342 #1-12 C1 C2 *13 *14

Things you should know after today:

- the shape of an exponential growth curve
- the shape of an exponential decay curve
- characteristics of
- the y-intercept
- the equation of any asymptotes
- restrictions on the variable c
- what happens if 0 < c < 1
- what happens if c > 1

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