Los Angeles Math Circle

4/12 -- Intermediate I: Exponential functions and logarithms. (Oleg Gleizer)

The goal of this lesson is to provide support for the upcoming Logarithms and Life talk by Samir Mallya. First, we will solve a couple of warm-up problems. Then we will study some basic properties of exponential functions and logarithms. At the end of the class, if time permits, we will study carbon dating, a way to estimate the age of a fossil based on half-life of the Carbon 14 isotope.