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Basic concepts: Converting from logarithmic form to exponential form, Evaluating logarithms without a calculator, Common logarithms,

Related concepts: Logarithmic scale: Richter scale (earthquake), Logarithmic scale: pH scale, Logarithmic scale: dB scale,

• Definition of $``$natural logarithm$"$and mathematical constant $``$e$":$

1)Recall: common logarithms = log with base $``10"$example:$\log3 = \log_{10}3$

natural logarithms = log with base $``$e$"$ example:$\ln5 = \log_e5$

2)Like $``\pi"$, a mathematical constant equal to 3.14….., $``$e$"$is just another mathematical constant equal to 2.71…. .

3)Significance of $``\pi"$: we use it in circle calculations:

example: $area_{circle} = \pi r^2$ or $circumference_{circle} = 2 \pi r$

Significance of $``$e$"$: we use it mostly in calculus. $``$e$"$is a unique number such that the slope of tangent line at every point on the graph of $f(x) = e^x$ is equal to the y-value of the point.

1)Recall: common logarithms = log with base $``10"$example:$\log3 = \log_{10}3$

natural logarithms = log with base $``$e$"$ example:$\ln5 = \log_e5$

2)Like $``\pi"$, a mathematical constant equal to 3.14….., $``$e$"$is just another mathematical constant equal to 2.71…. .

3)Significance of $``\pi"$: we use it in circle calculations:

example: $area_{circle} = \pi r^2$ or $circumference_{circle} = 2 \pi r$

Significance of $``$e$"$: we use it mostly in calculus. $``$e$"$is a unique number such that the slope of tangent line at every point on the graph of $f(x) = e^x$ is equal to the y-value of the point.

- 1.Evaluate ln5a)by using the LOG key on a calculator.b)by using the LN key on a calculator.
- 2.Without using a calculator, evaluate:a)$\ln e$[useful rule:$\ln e = 1]$b)$e^{\ln500}$[useful rule: $e^{\ln a} = a]$

16.

Logarithms

16.1

What is a logarithm?

16.2

Converting from logarithmic form to exponential form

16.3

Evaluating logarithms without a calculator

16.4

Common logarithms

16.5

Evaluating logarithms using change-of-base formula

16.6

Natural log: ln

16.7

Converting from exponential form to logarithmic form

16.8

Product law of logarithms

16.9

Solving logarithmic equations

16.10

Logarithmic scale: Richter scale (earthquake)

16.11

Logarithmic scale: pH scale

16.12

Logarithmic scale: dB scale

16.13

Finance: Future value and present value

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Get Started Now16.1

What is a logarithm?

16.2

Converting from logarithmic form to exponential form

16.3

Evaluating logarithms without a calculator

16.4

Common logarithms

16.5

Evaluating logarithms using change-of-base formula

16.6

Natural log: ln

16.7

Converting from exponential form to logarithmic form

16.8

Product law of logarithms

16.10

Logarithmic scale: Richter scale (earthquake)

16.11

Logarithmic scale: pH scale

16.12

Logarithmic scale: dB scale

16.13

Finance: Future value and present value