Sunday, December 1, 2013

Ch 3: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

We start with an explanation which is both review and a new way of looking at exponential functions.
Some of the 12/04 homework problems involve regression. Here is a document that will remind you how to do them on the calculator. The example uses a quadratic but I have faith in your ability to extend the information to the exponential and logistic regressions.

12/02  Intro/Review of Exponential Functions
           HW p.261-264/8, 10, 13, 15, 19, 23, 25-30, 35, 39, 40, 45-49 odd, 61, 65, 66, 69-73
12/03  Math Department Professional Developement - no class
12/04  Modeling with Exponential and Logistic Functions
           HW p.262-263/51-58 and p.271-273/12-15, 21-33 by 3's, 39, 42, 45, 58-61
12/06  Practicing with log functions.  Standard transformation rules apply.
           HW p.281/3-36 by 3's, 37-40, 42-60 by 3's

12/09  Proving and Using Log Properties (proof exemplars)
           HW finish handout
12/10  Extra Problems on Exponential and Log Functions
           HW handout 1-15 (answer key)
12/11  Log Transformations, More Log Properties & Log Applications
           HW problems listed on handout (answer key)
12/13  More Log Applications (Newton's Law of Cooling especially)
           HW problems listed on handout

12/16  Re-expression of data and Semi-log graphing
           HW finish handout
12/17  Review problems (answer key)
12/18  Test of Ch 3