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Logarithms and Logarithmic Functions [electronic resource]

Media 4 Math (Firm)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
The scientific advances of the 16th and early 17th centuries involved huge amounts of numerical data, and a computational device was desperately needed to make time-consuming calculations easier and more efficient. This video begins with a historical overview of John Napier's response to the dilemma-including his introduction of the term logarithm, or logos ("reason") combined with arithmos ("number")-which forever changed the world of computation. Led by internationally acclaimed math educator Dr. Monica Neagoy, the program then derives the properties of logs, examines logarithmic functions and graphs, and finally explores the well-known Richter magnitude scale. Featured concepts include functions, inverse functions, logarithms, exponential functions, and logarithmic functions.
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Run Time
31 min.
10 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 02, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Algebra Nspirations
  • Mathematics History (1:39)
  • Computations and Properties (7:28)
  • Practice with the Graphing Calculator (7:06)
  • Now Try This (0:32)
  • Logarithmic Functions and Graphs (6:36)
  • Log Properties Calculations (2:10)
  • Real-World Application: Richter Logarithmic Scale (4:18)
  • Credits: Logarithms and Logarithmic Functions: Algebra Nspirations (0:13)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2011.
Publisher no.
  • 53211s Films Media Group
  • 53221 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (31 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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