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Generally, the domain is implied to be the set of all real numbers that yield a real number functional value (in the range).

Some restrictions to domain:

1. Denominator cannot equal zero (0).

2. Radicand must be greater than or equal to zero (0).

3. Practical problems may limit domain.

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dependent variable

independent variable

domain

range

function

functional notation

functional value

implied domain

In addition to working problems, you should know and understand the definitions of these words and phrases:

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A set of points in a coordinate plane is the graph of

y as a function of x

if and only if no vertical line intersects the graph at more than one point.

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On the interval containing x1 < x2,

1. f(x) is increasing if f(x1) < f(x2). Graph of f(x) goes up to the right.

2. f(x) is decreasing if f(x1) > f(x2). Graph of f(x) goes down to the right.

On any interval,

3. f(x) is constant if f(x1) = f(x2). Graph of f(x) is horizontal.

Increasing, Decreasing, and Constant Function

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1. A function given by y = f(x) is even if, for each x in the domain, f(-x) = f(x).

2. A function given by y = f(x) is odd if, for each x in the domain, f(-x) = - f(x).

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- Domain of a Function
- Domain of a Function
- Summary of Functional Notation
- Vertical Line Test for a Function
- Even and Odd Functions

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