Friday, February 27, 2009

Why everyone should know pre-calculus

I overheard someone today talking about how much better one thing was than another. "It's logarithmically better", the person said. Of course he meant "exponentially better". We can see the difference graphically. Logarithmic increases look like this:

and exponential increases look like this:

Maybe he meant that it was getting better at a smaller and smaller rate. Probably not, though.

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