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Algebra Applications: Exponential Functions, Segment 3: What Is the Difference between Earthquake Intensity and Magnitude?

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Algebra Applications: Exponential Functions, Segment 3: What Is the Difference between Earthquake Intensity and Magnitude?

An exponential model describes the intensity of an earthquake, while a logarithmic model describes the magnitude of an earthquake. In the process students learn about the inverse of an exponential function.

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Common Core Standards | CCSS.Math.CONTENT.HSF.LE.A.2 |
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Duration | 5.93 minutes |

Grade Range | 6 - 9 |

Curriculum Nodes |
Algebra • Exponential and Logarithmic Functions • Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions • Exponential and Logarithmic Functions and Equations • Graphs of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions |

Copyright Year | 2011 |

Keywords | algebra, exponential functions, applications of exponential functions, earthquakes, logarithms, magnitude of an earthquake |