## Learning Outcomes

When you complete this set of modules you should be able to:

- Explain what is meant by ‘exponential growth’ and generation (doubling) time
- Explain why logarithms are used to plot bacterial growth curves
- Describe the phases of growth in a bacterial culture

2: Build the basic growth equation

3: Draw exponential growth

4: How long until 1 million bacteria?

5: All we need now is data

6: Looking at data

7: Log transformation straightens out exponential growth

8: Do ALL curves get "straightened" by taking the log?

9: Phases of bacterial growth

10: A test for exponential growth

11: And the answer is...

12: To recap

13: Some more practice

14: Extended problem: Exponential growth ends

15: Summary