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Ch.

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1.3 Functions and Their Graphs

Functions and Their Graphs


Functions are the major objects we deal with in calculus because they are key to describing the real world in mathematical terms. Functions; Domain and Range

Definition of Functions
A function relates each element of a set with exactly one element of another set.
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The set D of all possible input values is called the domain of the function. The set of all values of (x) as x varies throughout D is called the range of the function. Example Identifying Domain and Range

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1.1 Real 1.3 Functions numbers andand Their the Graphs real line

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Identifying Domain and Range

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Graphs of Functions Example Sketching a Graph


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Evaluating a Function from Its Graph

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The vertical Line Test

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The vertical Line Test

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Piecewise-Defined Functions

An example is Absolute Value Function. Example Graphing Piecewise-Defined Functions This function depends on the position of x.

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Example Writing Formulas for Piecewise-Defined Functions

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x 0 0.5 1

y 1 0.5 0

x 1 1.5 2

y 1 0.5 0
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Solution

Solve exercises 1---to---10, 15---to---20 and 23---to---30


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