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Functions

  1. 1. I.E.S. MARÍA BELLIDO - BAILÉN BILINGUAL SECTION – MARÍA ESTHER DE LA ROSA FUNCTIONS1. COORDINATES IN THE PLANETo represent points in the plane, two perpendicular straight lines are used. They are called the Cartesianaxes or coordinate axes. The horizontal axis is called the x-axis. The vertical axis is called the y-axis.Point O, where the two axes intersect is called the origin O, it has coordinates (0,0).The coordinates of a point, P, are represented by (x, y).The points that are on the vertical axis have their The points that are on the horizontal axis haveabscissa equal to 0. their ordinate equal to 0.Example: Plot the following pointsA(1, 4), B(-3, 2), C(0, 5), D(-4, -4), E(-5, 0), F(4, -3), G(4, 0), H(0, -2) 1
  2. 2. 2. FUNCTIONA real function of real variables is any function, f, that associates to each element of a certain subset(domain), another real number (image). f:D x f(x) = yThe number x is called the independent variable. The number, y, associated for f to the of value x, iscalled the dependent variable. The image of x is designated by f(x):3. TABLE OF VALUES OF A FUNCTIONIf f is a real function, every pair (x, y) determined by the function f corresponds to the Cartesian plane asa single point P(x, y) = P(x, f(x)).The set of points belonging to a function is unlimited and the pairs are arranged in a table of values whichcorrespond to the points of the function. These values, on the Cartesian plane, determine points on thegraph. Joining these points with a continuous line gives the graphical representation of the function.Example: f(x)= 5x -3 f(1)= 5 1 – 3 = 2 f(-1) = 5 (-1) – 3 = -8 f(0)= 5 0 – 3 = -3 x y 1 2 -1 -8 4. TYPES OF FUNCTIONS • Constant Functions 0 -3The equation of a constant function is y = b 2
  3. 3. The criterion is given by a real number, then the slope is 0. The graph is a horizontal line parallel to the x-axis. • Vertical LinesThe lines parallel to the y-axis are not functions. The equation of a vertical line is x = a • Linear FunctionLinear functions are functions that have x as the input variable, and x has an exponent of only 1. A verycommon way to express a linear function is: f(x) = mx + nBasically, this function describes a set of (x, y) points, and these points all lie along a straight line. Thevariable m holds the slope of this line. The slope is the inclination of the line with respect to the x-axis. n isthe y-intercept and indicates the intersecting point of the line with the vertical axis.Example:F(x) = x + 4 3
  4. 4. x 0 -4 y 4 0If m > 0, the function is increasing. If m < 0, the function is decreasing.Two parallel lines have the same slope. • A particular Linear Function y = mxIts graph is a straight line passing through the origin.y = 2xx 0 1 2 3 4y 0 2 4 6 8 4
  5. 5. • Identity Function y = xIts graph is the bisector of the first and third quadrant. • Quadratic FunctionThe equation of a quadratic function is y = ax² + bx +c. Its graph is a parabola.A parabola can be built from these points:1. y-intercepts and x-intercepts 1. For the intercept with the y-axis, the first coordinate is always zero: If x=0 then f(0) = a · 0² + b · 0 + c = c (0, c) 2. For the intercept with the x-axis, the second coordinate is always zero: If y=0 ax² + bx +c = 0 We must solve the resultant quadratic equation:2. VertexThe axis of symmetry passes through the vertex of the parabola. 5
  6. 6. The equation of the axis of symmetry is:ExampleGraph the quadratic function y = x² − 4x + 3. 1. y-intercept If x =0 f(0)= -3 then PC1 (0, 3) x-intercepts If y=0 then x² - 4x + 3 = 0 PC2 (3, 0) PC3 (1, 0) 2. Vertex xv = − (−4)/2 = 2 yv = 2² − 4 · 2 + 3 = −1 V(2, −1) 3. Graph • Hyperbola - Rational Functions The functions of the type has a hyperbola in its graph. Also, hyperbolas are the graphs of the functions .We are going to study .Its asymptotes are the axes.The center of the hyperbola, which is where the asymptotes intersect, is the origin.Example: 6
  7. 7. 5. GRAPHING SYSTEM OF EQUATIONS 5.1 Consistent Independent System: Always have a single solution. Graphically, the solution is the intersection point of the two straight lines. Example: y= 3x + 6 / 4 y = -2x +16 / 4 We have to representthese two functionsThen intersection point is the solution of the system x = 2, y = 3y5.2 Consistent Dependent SystemThe system has infinite solutions. Graphically, two identical straight lines are obtained and any point onthe line is a solution. 7
  8. 8. 5.3 Inconsistent SystemHas no solution Graphically, two parallel straight lines are obtained. 8

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