The Natural Base (e) |
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The natural base is a constant defined as: |
The natural base is often used to model continuous growth and continuous decay.
Natural Base Exponential Function |
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An exponential function with base e is a natural base exponential function. |
Figure 1. |
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Natural Logarithm |
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The logarithm with base e is called the natural logarithm. You may see it written two different ways: |
Figure 2. |
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The concept of "e" will become more important in future lectures.