Introduction to Logarithms

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In this lesson, Professor Perez introduces the concept of logarithms, with the help of his nervous student Charlie. They start with a simple example of finding the exponent of 3 that gives 9, and then translate it into logarithmic and exponential forms. They also explore the idea of fractional exponents, and how they represent a radical. By the end of the lesson, students will have a basic understanding of logarithms and be ready to tackle more advanced concepts.

Lesson Description:

A basic introduction to logarithms.

Created by and copyright of Larry Perez. Funded by the state of California through Saddleback College. More information on videos, resources, and lessons at Algebra2Go.

Questions answered by this video:
  • What is a logarithm?
  • What does it mean to take log of a number?
  • 3 to what power equals 9?
  • What is Logarithmic form?
  • What is Exponential form?
  • Staff Review

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    This lesson introduces you to logarithms. A good explanation of what a logarithm is, how to write logarithms, and how to solve them. Even though it is a very basic lesson, a student struggling with understanding what it means to have a logarithm.
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