# Logarithms Part 1: Evaluation of Logs and Graphing Logarithmic Functions

TLDRThe video introduces logarithms as the inverse operation of exponentiation. Logarithms reframe exponential equations, allowing you to solve for the exponent. The lecturer explains how to evaluate and graph basic logarithmic functions. Key points include the definition of logarithms, how to solve logarithmic equations with variables in different positions, converting between exponential and logarithmic forms, evaluating tricky logarithms, and graphing logarithmic functions and transformations.

###### Takeaways

- π Logarithms are the inverse functions of exponents. Log base B of X = Y means B to the power of Y = X.
- π Rules for logarithmic functions: X must be positive, B must be positive & not equal to 1.
- π We can solve simple logarithmic equations by identifying what power the base is raised to.
- π€ Exponential equations can be converted to logarithmic form and vice versa.
- π Evaluating logarithms: think about what power the base needs to be raised to get the number after 'of'.
- π§ Graphs of logarithmic functions are reflections of exponential functions across y=x.
- π€ Logarithmic functions only have positive domain but range includes all reals.
- π€¨ Transformations like shifts and stretches work similarly for logarithmic graphs.
- π Vertical asymptote of log function is at x=0.
- π As x approaches positive or negative infinity, logarithmic function also approaches infinity.

###### Q & A

### What is the inverse operation of exponentiation?

-The inverse operation of exponentiation is taking the logarithm. Logarithms allow you to solve equations with exponents by converting the exponential equation into a logarithmic one.

### How do you define a logarithm?

-A logarithm is a way to express an exponential relationship. Log base B of X = Y means that B raised to the power of Y equals X. The base raised to the power after the equals sign equals the number the log is operating on.

### How do you solve a simple logarithmic equation?

-To solve a simple logarithmic equation, identify the base and the number being operated on. Then determine what power you would need to raise the base to in order to get the number. For example, log base 2 of 16 = X. 2^4 = 16, so X = 4.

### What is the constraint on logarithmic functions?

-The constraint on logarithmic functions is that the base B must be positive and not equal to 1. Also, the number X must be positive, because you cannot raise a base to a power and get a negative number.

### How do you evaluate logarithmic expressions?

-To evaluate logarithmic expressions, determine what power you need to raise the base to in order to get the number being operated on. For example, log base 7 of 1/49. To get 1/49, you need to raise 7 to the power of -2.

### What is the domain and range of logarithmic functions?

-The domain of logarithmic functions includes only positive real numbers. The range includes all real numbers. This is the opposite of exponential functions.

### How do you graph a logarithmic function?

-To graph a logarithmic function, reflect the graph of the related exponential function across the line y=x. This swaps the domain and range. Log functions approach negative infinity as they approach 0 from the right.

### How do you transform a logarithmic function?

-You can transform logarithmic functions using vertical/horizontal shifts and stretches, just like other functions. Add/subtract a number inside the log for horizontal transformations, and add/subtract outside for vertical.

### What is the connection between exponential and logarithmic functions?

-Exponential and logarithmic functions are inverse functions. You can convert between the two by taking the log or exponent of both sides of the equation.

### What are some applications of logarithms?

-Logarithms have many applications in science and math. They are used to model exponential growth/decay, to calculate pH and earthquake magnitudes, and in algorithms like machine learning models.

###### Outlines

##### π Defining Logarithms and Solving Logarithmic Equations

This paragraph defines logarithms as the inverse function of exponents, explains the relationship between logarithms and exponents, and shows how to solve simple logarithmic equations with variables in different positions. It also covers converting between exponential and logarithmic forms of functions.

##### π Graphing Logarithmic Functions

This paragraph shows the graph of the logarithmic function as the inverse of the exponential function. It explains the domain and range, asymptotes, and transformations like shifts, reflections, and stretches.

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###### Keywords

##### π‘logarithm

##### π‘base

##### π‘log equations

##### π‘exponential function

##### π‘inverse function

##### π‘domain and range

##### π‘asymptote

##### π‘graph

##### π‘transformations

##### π‘solving logarithmic equations

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