pinner says: Today's project in College Algebra was making the color coded #logarithmic definition patterns "cheat sheets." It worked like a charm! Almost the whole class was engaged and understood how to convert from one to the other! ~Bon
You probably won't be surprised to learn that exponent shares an ancestor with proponent—and indeed, the Latin ponere ('to put') is at the root of both terms. Exponent descends from exponere, which
What are logarithms and why are they useful? Get the basics on these critical mathematical functions -- and discover why smart use of logarithms can determine whether your eyes turn red at the swimming pool this summer. Lesson by Steve Kelly, animation by TED-Ed.