Can someone explain the difference between:

and (Wondering)

I'm sure it is a simple answer, but as my Calc II final is tomorrow, I'm practically brain dead

Thanks!

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- April 28th 2009, 05:01 PMmollymcf2009exponential question
Can someone explain the difference between:

and (Wondering)

I'm sure it is a simple answer, but as my Calc II final is tomorrow, I'm practically brain dead

Thanks! - April 28th 2009, 05:06 PMstapel
Other than that might be taken for when typed as text, I'm not sure there

*is*a difference. (Wondering) - April 28th 2009, 05:10 PMmollymcf2009

Their graphs are different, that is why I ask. Here is how I put them into my calculator:

y = e^(x)^2 *this one looks like your run of the mill exponential compressed vertically

y = e^(x^2) *this one looks like a vertically compressed parabola, vertex @ (0,1)

I just need to know because I'm pretty sure I'll see it tomorrow on my final in the volumes of rotation section :) - April 28th 2009, 05:14 PMskeeter
- April 28th 2009, 05:20 PMmollymcf2009
Ok, this is the problem:

Consider the region bounded by the curves:

........ etc. etc.

So, how do I interpret that? No parentheses anywhere. What does this graph look like? - April 28th 2009, 05:33 PMmollymcf2009I think I've got it
Ok, So I'm assuming that since like Skeeter said is being interpreted at that the graph of looks like but compressed vertically is the correct graph.

- April 28th 2009, 06:13 PMskeeter
- April 28th 2009, 06:30 PMmollymcf2009
- April 28th 2009, 09:49 PMCalculus26
Molly

Good Luck on your Final tommorow