In this chapter, exponential functions are contrasted with linear functions; rather than having a constant rate of change as linear functions do, exponential functions are shown to change by a constant multiplier.
Exponential growth functions and exponential decay functions are used to analyze situations in context. The effects of transformations on exponential functions are explored in both the rules and graphs of functions. The Properties of Exponents are used to rewrite expressions with exponents. Finally, the translation of expressions between radical and rational exponent form is shown.