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# AnielAlgebra1Unit5/6

### Unit 5 and 6 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
asymptote A line that continually approaches a given curve but does not meet it at any finite distance.
exponential decay A situation modeled with a function of the form y = ab^x, where a>0 and 0<b<1
exponential growth A situation modeled with a function of the form y = ab^x, where a>0 and b>1
decay factor The base b in the exponential function y=ab^x, where 0<b<1.
growth factor The base b in the exponential function y=ab^x, where b>1.
half life The length of time it takes for one half of a substance to decay into another substance.
compound interest Paying interest on both the principal and the interest an account has already earned.
interest period The length of time over which interest is calculated.
exponential function A function that repeatedly multiples an initial amount by the same positive number.
monomial One number, one variable, or the product of a number and one or more variables.
polynomial A monomial or the sum or difference of two or more monomials.
standard form of a polynomial The degrees of the polynomial's monomial terms decrease from left to right.
degree of a monomial The sum of the exponents of the variables of a monomial.
degree of a polynomial (in one variable) The degree of the term with the greatest exponent.
difference of squares (a + b) (a - b) = a^2 - b^2
perfect square trinomial (a + b)^2 = a^2 + 2ab + b^2 or (a - b)^2 = a^2 - 2ab + b^2
Created by: anielam