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Algebra Applications: Logarithmic Functions, Segment 1: What Are Logarithms?

The mathematical definition of a logarithm is the inverse of an exponential function, but why do we need to use logarithms? This segment explains the nature of some data sets, where incremental changes in the domain result in explosive changes in the range. As a result, logarithms allow for the a way to present and analyze what would otherwise be unwieldy data.

This video includes a video transcript: https://www.media4math.com/library/video-transcript-algebra-applications-logarithmic-functions-segment-1-what-are-logarithms

Common Core Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.LE.A.4
Duration 2.60 minutes
Grade Range 6 - 9
Curriculum Nodes Algebra
    • Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
        • Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
        • Exponential and Logarithmic Functions and Equations
        • Graphs of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Copyright Year 2011
Keywords algebra, logarithmic functions, applications of logarithmic functions