Focus on - Exponential models

IB Maths Studies: Focus on - Exponential models

The exponential function is set apart from other families of functions because of the fundamental impact of having the variable in the exponent. It stops being a multiplier and starts being more "powerful" (forgive the bad joke). These functions can be counterintuitive as the speed with which their value increases can become extraordinary. One professor famously said that "The biggest single failing of the human race...

To access the entire contents of this site, you need to log in or subscribe to it..

Click the free stuff button on the home page to access free pages or check the blog (which is also free).

All materials on this website are for the exclusive use of teachers and students at subscribing schools for the period of their subscription. Any unauthorised copying or posting of materials on other websites is an infringement of our copyright and could result in your account being blocked and legal action being taken against you.

Comments 3

Ruth Hilton 8 January 2018 - 06:15

Exponential notes file seems to have a broken link - it doesn't load for me, just takes me to the homepage for

Kevin Burke 20 February 2018 - 02:44

The summary slide with the equation y = 2^x uses the word increases instead of decreases when the numbers half.

Jim Noble 20 February 2018 - 08:49

Thanks Kevin!

To post comments you need to log in. If it is your first time you will need to subscribe.