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Algebra Applications: Exponential Functions, Segment 4: How Is Earthquake Magnitude Measured?

An earthquake is an example of a seismic wave. A wave can be modeled with a trigonometric function. Using the TI-Nspire, students link the amplitude to an exponential function to analyze the dramatic increase in intensity resulting from minor changes to magnitude.

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Common Core Standards CCSS.Math.CONTENT.HSF.LE.A.2
Duration 4.27 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, seismic wave, trigonometric functions