Exponential Function

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The exponential function is the function consisting of the base of the natural logarithm e taken to the power of a given variable.

Exponential function is a high school-level concept that would be first encountered in a pre-calculus course covering exponents and logarithms. It is listed in the California State Standards for Algebra II.


Power: In arithmetic, a power is an exponent to which a given quantity is raised.
e: The mathematical constant denoted e is the base of the natural logarithm which has value of approximately 2.718.

Classroom Articles on Exponents and Logarithms

  • Logarithm
  • Natural Logarithm

  • Classroom Articles on Pre-Calculus (Up to High School Level)

  • Asymptote
  • Normal Vector
  • Complex Conjugate
  • Parabola
  • Complex Number
  • Parametric Equations
  • Complex Plane
  • Plane
  • Conic Section
  • Plane Curve
  • Cross Product
  • Polar Coordinates
  • Curve
  • Range
  • Determinant
  • Rational Function
  • Domain
  • Reflection
  • Dot Product
  • Rotation
  • Ellipse
  • Rotation Matrix
  • Function
  • Scalar
  • Hyperbola
  • Spherical Coordinates
  • i
  • Tangent Line
  • Imaginary Number
  • Translation
  • Inverse Function
  • Vector
  • Locus