11 terms

function notation

a way to represent equations algebraically that makes it more efficient to recognize the independent and dependent variables.

exponential functions

includes functions of the form f(x) = a*b to the X power. A and B are real numbers,and B is greater than 0 but is not equal to 0.

Linear piecewise functions

includes functions that have an equation that changes for different parts, or pieces, of the domain.

increasing function

when both the independent and dependent variables of a function increase across the entire domain.

absolute maximum

when there is a point on a graph that has a y-coordinate that is greater than the y-coordinates of every other point on the graph.

function family

a group of functions that share certain characteristics.

linear absolute value functions

includes functions of the form f(x) =alx+bl + c, where a,b and c are real numbers.

decreasing functions

when the dependent variable of a function decreases as the independent variable increases across the entire domain.

quadratic functions

includes functions of the form f(x) =ax squared + bx +c, where a,b,c are real numbers, and A is not equal to 0.

linear functions

includes functions of the form f(x)= ax+b, where a and b are real numbers, and a is not equal to 0

constant function

when the dependent variable of a function