Study Guide:    Logarithms and exponentials

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Essential Mathematics and Statistics for Science, 2nd Edition
   Graham Currell and Antony Dowman, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009

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This study unit aims to develop the skills for handling logarithms and expoentials in science. This is achieved by references given to sections and pages in the study text, Essential Mathematics and Statistics for Science, plus associated QVA tutorials - questions with video worked answers

Logarithms and powers of 10 and e
Study text: Section 5.1, p114
QVA tutorial

Properties of logarithms
Study text: Section 5.1.6, p118
QVA tutorial

Calculations with logs and exponentials
Study text: Section 5.1.7, p120
QVA tutorial

Rearranging exponential equations
Study text: Section 3.4, p68
QVA tutorial

See also: Exponential Growth and Decay

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