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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
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