My math-teaching brother's wish is that 2020 is the year everyone learns that "exponential" doesn't mean "very fast" it means "imperceptibly gradual and then suddenly overwhelming".
@richdecibels My wish is still that no one learns this, if you know what I mean. 😕
Anonymous Sasquatch say: "non-primitive man who think he know math, really not worth explaining to."
@richdecibels this is a very lovely verbal description
@richdecibels very fast would be just "x". lol.
@richdecibels very accelerating
@richdecibels that is really well put! since i pondered this morning how to explain best to people that we tend to file both power- and exponential functions under ‘grows fast,’ while having no intuitive handle on *how* fast exponential functions will start growing out of nowhere, i shall be using this and do my part in making your brother’s wish come true.
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