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Explicit Function

A function in which the dependent variable can be written explicitly in terms of the independent variable.

For example, the following are explicit functions: y = x2 – 3, , and y = log2 x.

 

 

See also

Implicit function or relation, square root, logarithm

 


  this page updated 27-aug-12
Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
written, illustrated, and webmastered by Bruce Simmons
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