- Radicals & rational exponents Examples, solutions, videos, worksheets, and activities to help PreCalculus students learn about exponential and logarithmic functions. Let \(u=2x^3\) and \(du=6x^2\,dx\). If the initial population of fruit flies is \(100\) flies, how many flies are in the population after \(10\) days? Exponential functions and logarithm functions are important in both theory and practice. - Graphing logarithmic functions Example \(\PageIndex{5}\): Evaluating a Definite Integral Involving an Exponential Function, Evaluate the definite integral \(\displaystyle ∫^2_1e^{1−x}\,dx.\), Again, substitution is the method to use. \[\begin{align*} ∫x^{−1}\,dx &=\ln |x|+C \\[4pt] ∫\ln x\,\,dx &= x\ln x−x+C =x (\ln x−1)+C \\[4pt] ∫\log_a x\,dx &=\dfrac{x}{\ln a}(\ln x−1)+C \end{align*}\], Example \(\PageIndex{9}\): Finding an Antiderivative Involving \(\ln x\), Find the antiderivative of the function \(\dfrac{3}{x−10}. Today, logarithms are still important in many fields of science and engineering, even though we use calculators for most simple calculations. 0000002760 00000 n Example \(\PageIndex{2}\): Square Root of an Exponential Function. Let \(u=x^4+3x^2\), then \(du=(4x^3+6x)\,dx.\) Alter \(du\) by factoring out the \(2\). Thus, \[∫3x^2e^{2x^3}\,dx=\frac{1}{2}∫e^u\,du. 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Example \(\PageIndex{12}\): Evaluating a Definite Integral, Evaluate the definite integral \[∫^{π/2}_0\dfrac{\sin x}{1+\cos x}\,dx.\nonumber\], We need substitution to evaluate this problem. This topic covers: - Radicals & rational exponents - Graphs & end behavior of exponential functions - Manipulating exponential expressions using exponent properties - Exponential growth & decay - Modeling with exponential functions - Solving exponential equations - Logarithm properties - Solving logarithmic equations - Graphing logarithmic functions - Logarithmic scale Then, divide both sides of the \(du\) equation by \(−0.01\). Integrating functions of the form \(f(x)=x^{−1}\) result in the absolute value of the natural log function, as shown in the following rule. Using the equation \(u=1−x\), we have: \[\text{When }x = 1, \quad u=1−(1)=0, \nonumber\], \[\text{and when }x = 2, \quad u=1−(2)=−1. Expressed mathematically, x is the logarithm of n to the base b if b x = n, in which case one writes x = log b n.For example, 2 3 = 8; therefore, 3 is the logarithm of 8 to base 2, or 3 = log 2 8. \(\displaystyle ∫e^x(3e^x−2)^2\,dx=\dfrac{1}{9}(3e^x−2)^3+C\), Example \(\PageIndex{3}\): Using Substitution with an Exponential Function, Use substitution to evaluate the indefinite integral \(\displaystyle ∫3x^2e^{2x^3}\,dx.\). \nonumber\], If the supermarket sells \(100\) tubes of toothpaste per week, the price would be, \[p(100)=1.5e−0.01(100)+1.44=1.5e−1+1.44≈1.99. \nonumber\], The next step is to solve for \(C\). We cannot use the power rule for the exponent on \(e\). Find the antiderivative of the function using substitution: \(x^2e^{−2x^3}\). Download for free at http://cnx.org.