Introduction to Exponential and Logarithmic Models

What you’ll learn to do: Graph and solve real world problems involving data that follow logarithmic or exponential growth and decay trends

Inside a nuclear research reactor.

A nuclear research reactor inside the Neely Nuclear Research Center on the Georgia Institute of Technology campus. (credit: Georgia Tech Research Institute)

We have already explored some basic applications of exponential and logarithmic functions. In this section, we explore some important applications in more depth including radioactive isotopes and Newton’s Law of Cooling.