24 terms

vocab for exponents and logarithms for use in alg 2, topics and pre calc

base

the number or term that is being repeated

exponent

the number or term to which the base is repeated

exponent

the amount of times that the base is multiplied by itself

power

the specific value of the exponent

domain

the set of input values for which there is a defined output

range

the set of output values

exponential function

any set of functions where the variable is in the exponent

logarithmic function

the inverse of the exponential function

logarithmic function

the function that outputs the value of the exponent for a given base when the input is some number

exponential function

the inverse of the logarithmic function

common logarithms

logarithmic functions of base 10

log

abbreviation of common logarithms

natural logarithms

logarithmic functions of base e

e

Eulers number.

increasing function

a function whose graph increases as the values of the domain increase

decreasing functions

a function whose graph decreases as the values of the domain increase

constant function

a functions whose graph stays horizontal as the values of the domain increase

y-intercept

the coordinate of the point where the graph hits the y-axis

inverse relation

the relation that reverses each ordered pair (a,b) to (b,a)

inverse relation

undoes the original relation

one to one function

a function that has an inverse that is also a function

one to one function

a function where each element of the range matches exactly one element of the domain

horizontal line test

when each horizontal line intersects the graph of the function at most one point

horizontal line test

tests if a function is a one to one function