Calculus II for Mathematical and Physical Sciences
MAT 1501

Fall 2013
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FUNCTIONS
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Functions
2.1
What is a Function?
Denition 2.1 A function is a rule that assigns to each element x in a set A exactly one
element, called f (x), in a set B. Here the set A is called the domain of the function. We
will also write
f :A!B
So
Calculus II for Mathematical and Physical Sciences
MAT 1501

Fall 2013
Background
Historical Information
American Hospital Supply was founded in 1922 by Foster G. McGaw (18971986). The
company maintained its position of leader in the health care industry until the corporation was
acquired by competitor Baxter Travenol in a