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# Do all exponential functions show growth over time?

Updated: 11/3/2022

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If the exponent has the variable of time in it, then it will be either exponential growth (such as compound interest for example), or exponential decay (such as radioactive materials, or a capacitor discharging).

If the time constant (coefficient of the time variable) is positive then it is growth, if the time constant is negative, then it is decay.

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