How Much Mathematics Should A Student Memorize? Part 6, Derivatives Of Exponential And Logarithmic Functions

In teaching calculus many, many times over the years, I strove to present to my students my approach to learning and mastering the subject. Part of this approach can be summarized by the slogan memorize the minimum As a teacher, I took it as part of my responsibility to help students identify the essential core … Read more

A Practical Use For Logarithms

What can you do when you have to describe phenomena that extend over many orders of magnitude? One option is to use different units; this is what we typically do in every-day life: We use centimetres or inches to describe distances on our desks, we use feet or yards or metres to quote the dimensions … Read more