Summary: Review
Key Concepts
- A function is a special relation in which each input corresponds to exactly one output. An input is called the independent value, and an output is called the dependent value.
- The set of all input values makes up the domain, and the set of all output variables makes up the range of the function.
- A function may be described using notation stating that the output y is dependent upon the input x by writing [latex]y = f(x)[/latex].
- We may identify whether a relation represents a function from a table of values, a set of ordered pairs, or a graph.
- Functions may be evaluated for numerical or variable inputs
Glossary
- domain
- the set of all input values into a function
- function
- a specific type of relation in which each input value corresponds to one and only one output value.
- function notation
- a notation used for representing output as a function of input, [latex]y=f(x)[/latex], that is y is a function of x
- range
- the set of all output values of a function
- relation
- a correspondence between sets of values or information
- vertical line test
- a method for determining graphically whether a relation represents a function
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