Role of a and b in y = abx


The purpose of this applet is to illustrate how the values of a and b affect the exponential function y = abx. Use it as follows:

  1. Use the scroll bar to change the values of a(between -10 and 10). The exponential function should change as a changes. The value of a to the left of the scroll bar should also be updated.
  2. Use the scroll bar to change the values of b(between 0.1 and 10). The exponential function should change as b changes. The value of b to the left of the scroll bar should also be updated. Note that for exponential functions, b is not allowed to be 1. The applet will not let the user to set b to 1.

This applet was developed by Dr. Philippe B. Laval, at Kennesaw State University.
This work was funded in part by:
The National Science Foundation # DUE-9952568
The US Department of Education FIPSE #P116B00178