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Function composition

In mathematics, function composition is the pointwise application of one function to the result of another to produce a third function. [1]

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Absolute value

In mathematics, the absolute value or modulus of a real number is the non-negative value of without regard to its sign.

In mathematics, the additive inverse of a number is the number that, when added to, yields zero.

Algebraic structure

In mathematics, and more specifically in abstract algebra, an algebraic structure on a set A (called carrier set or underlying set) is a collection of finitary operations on A; the set A with this structure is also called an algebra.

Arity

In logic, mathematics, and computer science, the arity of a function or operation is the number of arguments or operands that the function takes.

Associative property

In mathematics, the associative property is a property of some binary operations.

Bijection

In mathematics, a bijection, bijective function, or one-to-one correspondence is a function between the elements of two sets, where each element of one set is paired with exactly one element of the other set, and each element of the other set is paired with exactly one element of the first set.

Binary relation

In mathematics, a binary relation on a set A is a set of ordered pairs of elements of A. In other words, it is a subset of the Cartesian product A2.

Cartesian product

In set theory (and, usually, in other parts of mathematics), a Cartesian product is a mathematical operation that returns a set (or product set or simply product) from multiple sets.

Category (mathematics)

In mathematics, a category (sometimes called an abstract category to distinguish it from a concrete category) is an algebraic structure similar to a group but without requiring inverse or closure properties.

Category of sets

In the mathematical field of category theory, the category of sets, denoted as Set, is the category whose objects are sets.

Category theory

Category theory formalizes mathematical structure and its concepts in terms of a labeled directed graph called a category, whose nodes are called objects, and whose labelled directed edges are called arrows (or morphisms).

Cayley's theorem

In group theory, Cayley's theorem, named in honour of Arthur Cayley, states that every group G is isomorphic to a subgroup of the symmetric group acting on G. This can be understood as an example of the group action of G on the elements of G. A permutation of a set G is any bijective function taking G onto G; and the set of all such functions forms a group under function composition, called the symmetric group on G, and written as Sym(G).

Chain rule

In calculus, the chain rule is a formula for computing the derivative of the composition of two or more functions.

Clone (algebra)

In universal algebra, a clone is a set C of finitary operations on a set A such that.

Cobweb plot

A cobweb plot, or Verhulst diagram is a visual tool used in the dynamical systems field of mathematics to investigate the qualitative behaviour of one-dimensional iterated functions, such as the logistic map.

Codomain

In mathematics, the codomain or target set of a function is the set into which all of the output of the function is constrained to fall.

Combinatory logic

Combinatory logic is a notation to eliminate the need for quantified variables in mathematical logic.

Commutative property

In mathematics, a binary operation is commutative if changing the order of the operands does not change the result.

Composition of relations

In the mathematics of binary relations, the composition relations is a concept of forming a new relation from two given relations R and S. The composition of relations is called relative multiplication in the calculus of relations.

Composition ring

In mathematics, a composition ring, introduced in, is a commutative ring (R, 0, +, &minus;, ·), possibly without an identity 1 (see non-unital ring), together with an operation such that, for any three elements f,g,h\in R one has.

Concentration

In chemistry, concentration is the abundance of a constituent divided by the total volume of a mixture.

Converse relation

In mathematics, the converse relation, or transpose, of a binary relation is the relation that occurs when the order of the elements is switched in the relation.

Cubic function

In algebra, a cubic function is a function of the form in which is nonzero.

Dagger category

In mathematics, a dagger category (also called involutive category or category with involution) is a category equipped with a certain structure called dagger or involution.

De Rham curve

In mathematics, a de Rham curve is a certain type of fractal curve named in honor of Georges de Rham.

Derivative

The derivative of a function of a real variable measures the sensitivity to change of the function value (output value) with respect to a change in its argument (input value).

Domain of a function

In mathematics, and more specifically in naive set theory, the domain of definition (or simply the domain) of a function is the set of "input" or argument values for which the function is defined.

Dynamical system

In mathematics, a dynamical system is a system in which a function describes the time dependence of a point in a geometrical space.

Existential quantification

In predicate logic, an existential quantification is a type of quantifier, a logical constant which is interpreted as "there exists", "there is at least one", or "for some".

Exponentiation

Exponentiation is a mathematical operation, written as, involving two numbers, the base and the exponent.

Faà di Bruno's formula

Faà di Bruno's formula is an identity in mathematics generalizing the chain rule to higher derivatives, named after, though he was not the first to state or prove the formula.

Flow (mathematics)

In mathematics, a flow formalizes the idea of the motion of particles in a fluid.

Fractal

In mathematics, a fractal is an abstract object used to describe and simulate naturally occurring objects.

Function (mathematics)

In mathematics, a function was originally the idealization of how a varying quantity depends on another quantity.

Function application

In mathematics, function application is the act of applying a function to an argument from its domain so as to obtain the corresponding value from its range.

Function composition (computer science)

In computer science, function composition (not to be confused with object composition) is an act or mechanism to combine simple functions to build more complicated ones.

Function of several real variables

In mathematical analysis, and applications in geometry, applied mathematics, engineering, natural sciences, and economics, a function of several real variables or real multivariate function is a function with more than one argument, with all arguments being real variables.

Functional decomposition

In mathematics, functional decomposition is the process of resolving a functional relationship into its constituent parts in such a way that the original function can be reconstructed (i.e., recomposed) from those parts by function composition.

Functional square root

In mathematics, a functional square root (sometimes called a half iterate) is a square root of a function with respect to the operation of function composition.

Generating set of a group

In abstract algebra, a generating set of a group is a subset such that every element of the group can be expressed as the combination (under the group operation) of finitely many elements of the subset and their inverses.

Group action

In mathematics, an action of a group is a formal way of interpreting the manner in which the elements of the group correspond to transformations of some space in a way that preserves the structure of that space.

Group theory

In mathematics and abstract algebra, group theory studies the algebraic structures known as groups.

Higher-order function

In mathematics and computer science, a higher-order function (also functional, functional form or functor) is a function that does at least one of the following.

Homomorphism

In algebra, a homomorphism is a structure-preserving map between two algebraic structures of the same type (such as two groups, two rings, or two vector spaces).

Inclusion map

In mathematics, if A is a subset of B, then the inclusion map (also inclusion function, insertion, or canonical injection) is the function \iota that sends each element, x, of A to x, treated as an element of B: A "hooked arrow" is sometimes used in place of the function arrow above to denote an inclusion map; thus: \iota: A\hookrightarrow B. (On the other hand, this notation is sometimes reserved for embeddings.) This and other analogous injective functions from substructures are sometimes called natural injections.

Infinite compositions of analytic functions

In mathematics, infinite compositions of analytic functions (ICAF) offer alternative formulations of analytic continued fractions, series, products and other infinite expansions, and the theory evolving from such compositions may shed light on the convergence/divergence of these expansions.

Infinite set

In set theory, an infinite set is a set that is not a finite set.

Injective function

In mathematics, an injective function or injection or one-to-one function is a function that preserves distinctness: it never maps distinct elements of its domain to the same element of its codomain.

Interval (mathematics)

In mathematics, a (real) interval is a set of real numbers with the property that any number that lies between two numbers in the set is also included in the set.

Inverse function

In mathematics, an inverse function (or anti-function) is a function that "reverses" another function: if the function applied to an input gives a result of, then applying its inverse function to gives the result, and vice versa.

Inverse semigroup

In group theory, an inverse semigroup (occasionally called an inversion semigroup) S is a semigroup in which every element x in S has a unique inverse y in S in the sense that x.

Isomorphism

In mathematics, an isomorphism (from the Ancient Greek: ἴσος isos "equal", and μορφή morphe "form" or "shape") is a homomorphism or morphism (i.e. a mathematical mapping) that can be reversed by an inverse morphism.

Iterated function

In mathematics, an iterated function is a function (that is, a function from some set to itself) which is obtained by composing another function with itself a certain number of times.

Lambda calculus

Lambda calculus (also written as λ-calculus) is a formal system in mathematical logic for expressing computation based on function abstraction and application using variable binding and substitution.

Linear algebra

Linear algebra is the branch of mathematics concerning linear equations such as linear functions such as and their representations through matrices and vector spaces.

Logical conjunction

In logic, mathematics and linguistics, And (∧) is the truth-functional operator of logical conjunction; the and of a set of operands is true if and only if all of its operands are true.

Mathematics

Mathematics (from Greek μάθημα máthēma, "knowledge, study, learning") is the study of such topics as quantity, structure, space, and change.

Matrix (mathematics)

In mathematics, a matrix (plural: matrices) is a rectangular array of numbers, symbols, or expressions, arranged in rows and columns.

Matrix multiplication

In mathematics, matrix multiplication or matrix product is a binary operation that produces a matrix from two matrices with entries in a field, or, more generally, in a ring or even a semiring.

Medial magma

In abstract algebra, a medial magma, or medial groupoid, is a set with a binary operation which satisfies the identity using the convention that juxtaposition denotes the same operation but has higher precedence.

Monoid

In abstract algebra, a branch of mathematics, a monoid is an algebraic structure with a single associative binary operation and an identity element.

Morphism

In mathematics, a morphism is a structure-preserving map from one mathematical structure to another one of the same type.

Natural number

In mathematics, the natural numbers are those used for counting (as in "there are six coins on the table") and ordering (as in "this is the third largest city in the country").

Operation (mathematics)

In mathematics, an operation is a calculation from zero or more input values (called operands) to an output value.

Operator (mathematics)

In mathematics, an operator is generally a mapping that acts on the elements of a space to produce other elements of the same space.

Operator theory

In mathematics, operator theory is the study of linear operators on function spaces, beginning with differential operators and integral operators.

Partial function

In mathematics, a partial function from X to Y (written as or) is a function, for some subset X ′ of X.

Permutation

In mathematics, the notion of permutation relates to the act of arranging all the members of a set into some sequence or order, or if the set is already ordered, rearranging (reordering) its elements, a process called permuting.

Pointwise

In mathematics, the qualifier pointwise is used to indicate that a certain property is defined by considering each value f(x) of some function f. An important class of pointwise concepts are the pointwise operations &mdash; operations defined on functions by applying the operations to function values separately for each point in the domain of definition.

Polish notation

Polish notation (PN), also known as normal Polish notation (NPN), Łukasiewicz notation, Warsaw notation, Polish prefix notation or simply prefix notation, is a mathematical notation in which operators precede their operands, in contrast to reverse Polish notation (RPN) in which operators follow their operands.

Primitive recursive function

In computability theory, primitive recursive functions are a class of functions that are defined using primitive recursion and composition as central operations and are a strict subset of the total µ-recursive functions (µ-recursive functions are also called partial recursive).

Programming language

A programming language is a formal language that specifies a set of instructions that can be used to produce various kinds of output.

Projection (set theory)

In set theory, a projection is one of two closely related types of functions or operations, namely.

Real number

In mathematics, a real number is a value of a continuous quantity that can represent a distance along a line.

Regular semigroup

In mathematics, a regular semigroup is a semigroup S in which every element is regular, i.e., for each element a, there exists an element x such that axa.

Restriction (mathematics)

In mathematics, the restriction of a function f is a new function f\vert_A obtained by choosing a smaller domain A for the original function f. The notation f is also used.

Reverse Polish notation

Reverse Polish notation (RPN), also known as Polish postfix notation or simply postfix notation, is a mathematical notation in which operators follow their operands, in contrast to Polish notation (PN), in which operators precede their operands.

Ring (mathematics)

In mathematics, a ring is one of the fundamental algebraic structures used in abstract algebra.

Row and column vectors

In linear algebra, a column vector or column matrix is an m &times; 1 matrix, that is, a matrix consisting of a single column of m elements, Similarly, a row vector or row matrix is a 1 &times; m matrix, that is, a matrix consisting of a single row of m elements Throughout, boldface is used for the row and column vectors.

Schröder's equation

Schröder's equation, named after Ernst Schröder, is a functional equation with one independent variable: given the function, find the function such that: Schröder's equation is an eigenvalue equation for the composition operator, which sends a function to.

Subset

In mathematics, a set A is a subset of a set B, or equivalently B is a superset of A, if A is "contained" inside B, that is, all elements of A are also elements of B. A and B may coincide.

Surjective function

In mathematics, a function f from a set X to a set Y is surjective (or onto), or a surjection, if for every element y in the codomain Y of f there is at least one element x in the domain X of f such that f(x).

Symmetric group

In abstract algebra, the symmetric group defined over any set is the group whose elements are all the bijections from the set to itself, and whose group operation is the composition of functions.

TeX

TeX (see below), stylized within the system as TeX, is a typesetting system (or "formatting system") designed and mostly written by Donald Knuth and released in 1978.

Transformation (function)

In mathematics, particularly in semigroup theory, a transformation is a function f that maps a set X to itself, i.e..

Transformation semigroup

In algebra, a transformation semigroup (or composition semigroup) is a collection of functions from a set to itself that is closed under function composition.

Trigonometric functions

In mathematics, the trigonometric functions (also called circular functions, angle functions or goniometric functions) are functions of an angle.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry (from Greek trigōnon, "triangle" and metron, "measure") is a branch of mathematics that studies relationships involving lengths and angles of triangles.

Tuple

In mathematics, a tuple is a finite ordered list (sequence) of elements.

Uniform convergence

In the mathematical field of analysis, uniform convergence is a type of convergence of functions stronger than pointwise convergence.

Wolfram Demonstrations Project

The Wolfram Demonstrations Project is an organized, open-source collection of small (or medium-size) interactive programs called Demonstrations, which are meant to visually and interactively represent ideas from a range of fields.

Z notation

The Z notation is a formal specification language used for describing and modelling computing systems.

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