Exponential Form: Exponentiation is a mathematical operation, written as , involving two numbers, the base and the exponent . When is a positive integer, exponentiation corresponds to repeated multiplication of the base: that is , is the product of multiplying bases:

In that case,, is called the power of , or raised to the power .

When is a negative integer and is not zero, is naturally defined as

Note:

- If is a rational number, then
- Reciprocal of is , where and
- Let be any non-zero real number and and be positive integers:

, where and , where

and

If , then , provided and

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