This chapter begins with review and application of the laws of exponents, followed by scientific notation conversions and computations. The latter part of the chapter covers power functions and exponential functions, as well as applications of these.

What you can expect to learn

After completing these activities you should be able to

  1. Use the laws of exponents to simplify expressions containing exponents.
  2. Convert between scientific and standard notation, and be able to perform computations with numbers in scientific notation.
  3. Answer questions regarding the translation of the function y = x².
  4. Answer questions about exponential functions and applications of exponential functions.
Activity List