# Indices and standard form

## Standard form

The standard form is like the short form of a particular function. There are  different standard forms, like the standard form of an equation, standard form of a polynomial and the standard linear equation. The standard form formula is  used to help in finding the general representation for the different types of notations.

## Exponential equations

The exponential function is that function that is represented in the form x^{m} where x is base and m is the exponent. The exponential curve depends on the exponential function, and it also depends on the value of m in the expression x^{m}.

## Indices

The index is the power or exponent that is raised to a number or a variable. For example, in number 2^4, 4 is the index of 2. The plural form of index is indices.

## Introduction to law of indices

Indices are a convenient tool in mathematics to compactly denote taking power or roots of a number. Taking power is simply a case of repeated multiplication of a number. Whereas taking root is equivalent to a fractional power of the number.