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Algebraic curves

  • H. M. Kenwood
  • C. Plumpton
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Part of the Core Books in Advanced Mathematics book series

Abstract

Much work in mathematical analysis is centred around the concept of a function. Expressions like x3 − 3x + 1 have little significance until some values are specified for x. When values are specified, the expression x3 − 3x + 1 is said to be a function of x and we write
$$ {\text{f:}}\,x \mapsto {x^3} - 3x + 1 = y,\,\,{\text{say}}{\text{.}} $$

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© H. M. Kenwood and C. Plumpton 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. M. Kenwood
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. Plumpton
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.University of London School Examinations DepartmentUK
  2. 2.King Edward’s SchoolBathUK
  3. 3.Queen Mary CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

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