In the first lesson in the Polynomial Functions section, Dr. Eaton covers Properties of exponents by first simplifying exponential expressions. Next she covers negative exponents as well as properties of exponents including negative exponents, multiplying the same base, dividing by the same base, raising a power to a power, parenthesis usage, and raising to the 0th power. Four examples round out this lesson.
These properties are used throughout this course. Learn them well.
For a monomial to be in simplified form, each base must occur only once, all fractions must be simplified, there can be no negative exponents, and there can be no powers of powers.
Properties of Exponents
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.