Function Formulas

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1. Numbers and their set

• Natural Numbers: N = {1, 2, 3, 4,…}
• Whole Numbers: W = {0, 1, 2, 3, 4,….}
• Integer Numbers: I or Z = {…-3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3,…}
Z+ = {1, 2, 3,….}, Z = {-1, -2, -3,….}
Z0 = {± 1, ± 2, ± 3,….}
• Rational Numbers: Q = {p/q ; p, q eZ.q^ 0]
• Irrational numbers: The numbers which are not rational or which can not be written in the form of p/q, called irrational numbers
eg. {$$\sqrt{2}$$, $$\sqrt{3}$$, 21/3, 51/4 , π, e,….}

2. Interval

• Close interval [a, b] = {x, a ≤ x ≤ b}
• Open interval (a, b) or ]a, b[ = {x, a < x < b}
• Semi open or semi close interval
[a, b[ or [a, b) = {x; a ≤ x < b}
]a, b] or (a, b] = {x; a < x ≤ b}

3. Function

Let A and B be two given sets and if each element a ∈ A is associated with a unique element b ∈ B under a rule f, then this relation is called Function.

Here, b is called the image of a and a is called the pre-image of b under f.
Domain = All possible values of x for which f(x) exists.
Range = For all values of x, all possible values of f(x). Domain ={a, b, c, d} = A
Co-domain = {p, q, r, s} = B
Range = {p, q, r}

4. Even function

If we put (-x) in place of x in the given function and if f(-x) = f(x), ∀ x ∈ domain then function f(x) is called even function.

5. Odd function

If we put (-x) in place of x in the given function and if f(-x) = – f(x), ∀ x ∈ domain then f(x) is called odd function.

6. Properties of even and odd Function

• The product of two even functions is even function.
• The sum and difference of two even functions is even function.
• The sum and difference of two odd functions is odd function.
• The product of two odd functions is even function.
• The product of an even and an odd function is odd function.
• The sum of even and odd function is neither even nor odd function.

7. Explicit Function

A function is said to be explicit if it can be expressed directly in terms of the independent variable, y = f(x) or x = Φ(y)

8. Implicit Function

A function is said to be implicit if it can not be expressed directly in terms of the independent variable.
ax2 + 2hxy + by2 + 2gx + 2fy + c = 0

9. Increasing Function

A function f(x) is called increasing function in the domain D if the value of the function does not decrease by increasing the value of x. If x1 > x2 ⇒ f(x1) > f(x2) or x1 < x2 ⇒ f(x1) < f(x2) or f'(x) > 0 for increasing and f'(x) ≥ 0 for not decreasing.

10. Decreasing Function

A function f(x) is said to be decreasing function in the domain D if the value of the function does not increase by increasing the value of x (variable). If x1 > x2 ⇒ f(x1) < f(x2) or x1 < x2 ⇒ f(x1) > f(x2) or f'(x) < 0 for decreasing and f'(x) ≤ 0 for not increasing.

11. Greatest Integer Function A function is said to be greatest integer function if it is of the form of ffx) = [x] where [x] = integer equal or less than x. i.e. [4.2] = 4, [- 4.4] = – 5

Properties of G.I.F.:

• [x] = x if x is integer
• [x + I] = [x] + I, if I is an integer
• [x + y] ≥ [x] + [y]
• If [Φ(x)] ≥ I then Φ(x) > I
• If [Φ(x)] ≤ I then Φ(x) < I + 1
• If [x] > n ⇒ x ≥ n + 1
• If [x] < n ⇒ x < n, n ∈ I
• [-x] = – [x] if ∀ x ∈ I
• [-x] = – [x] – 1 if x ∉ Integer
• [x + y] = [x] + [y + x – [x]] ∀ x, y ∈ R
• [x] + $$\left[x+\frac{1}{n}\right]+\left[x+\frac{2}{n}\right]+\ldots .+\left[x+\frac{n-1}{n}\right]=[n x]$$

12. Periodic Function

A function is said to be periodic function if its each value is repeated after a definite interval. So a function f(x) will be periodic if a positive real number T exist such that, f(x + T) = f(x) , ∀ x ∈ Domain. Here the least positive value of T is called the period of the function. For example, sin x, cos x, tan x are periodic functions with period 2π, 2π & π respectively.
Note:
(i) If function f (x) has period T then

• f(nx) has period T/n
• f(x/n) has period nT
• f[ax + b) has period $$\frac{T}{|a|}$$

(ii) If the period of f(x) and g(x) are same (T) then the period of af(x) + bg(x) will also be T.

(iii) If the period of f(x) is T1 and g(x) has T2, then the period of f(x) ± g(x) will be LCM of T1 and T2 provided it satisfies the definition of periodic function.

13. Kinds of mapping

(i) One-one Function or Injection:
A function f: A → B is said to be one-one if different elements of A have different images in B.

(ii) Many-one Function:
A function f: A → B is called many-one, if two or more different elements of A have the same f-image in B.

(iii) Onto Function or Suijection:
A function f: A → B is onto if the each element of B has its pre-image in A.
In other words, range of f = Co-domain off

(iv) Into Function:
A function f: A → B is into if there exist atleast one element in B which is not the f-image of any element in A.
In other words, range of f ≠ co-domain off

(v) One-one onto Function or bijection:
A function f is said to be one-one onto if f is one-one and onto both.

(vi) One-one into Function:
A function is said to be one-one into if f is one-one but not onto.

(vii) Many one-onto Function:
A function f: A → B is many one- onto if f is onto but not one-one.

• f: R → R+ ∪ {0}, f(x) = x2.
• f: R → [0, ∞), f(x) = |x|

(viii) Many one-into Function:
A function is said to be many one-into if it is neither one-one nor onto.

• f: R → R, f(x) = sin x
• f: R → R, f(x) = |x|

(ix) Identity Function:
Let A be any set and the function f: A → A be defined as f(x) = x , ∀ x ∈ A i.e. if each element of A is mapped by itself then f is called the identity function. It is represented by IA. If A = {x, y, z} then IA = {(x, x), (y, y), (z, z)}

14. Composite function

If f: A → B and g: B → C are two function then the composite function of f and g,
gof A → C will be defined as gof (x) = g [f(x)], ∀ x ∈ A.
Properties of Composite Function

• If f and g are two functions then for composite of two functions
fog ≠ gof.
• Composite functions obeys the property of associativity i.e.
fo(goh) = (fog)oh.
• Composite function of two one-one onto functions if exist, will also be a one-one onto function.

15. Inverse Function

If f: A → B be a one-one onto (bijection) function, then the mapping f-1: B → A which associates each element b ∈ B with element a ∈ A, such that f(a) = b, is called the inverse function of the function f: A → B
f-1: B → A, f-1(b) = a ⇒ f(a) = b
Note: For the existence of inverse function, it should be one-one and onto.

16. Modulus function:

It is given n ∈ N by y = |x| = $$\left\{\begin{array}{ll}\mathrm{x}, & \mathrm{x} \geq 0 \\-\mathrm{x}, & \mathrm{x}<0\end{array}\right.$$
Properties of Modules function:

• |x| ≤ a ⇒ -a ≤ x ≤ a
• |x| ≥ a ⇒ x ≤ – a or x ≥ a
• |x + y| = |x| + |y| x, y ≥ 0 or x ≤ 0, y ≤ 0
• |x – y| = |x| – |y| ⇒ x ≥ 0 and |x| ≥ |y| or x ≤ 0 and y ≤ 0 and |x| ≥ |y|
• |x ± y| ≤ |x| + |y|
• |x ± y| ≥ |x| -|y|

17. Even Extension:

If a function f(x) is defined on the interval [0, a], 0 ≤ x ≤ a ⇒ -a ≤ -x ≤ 0 we define f(x) in the [- a, 0] such that f(x) = f(-x). Let
I(x) = $$\left\{\begin{array}{l}f(x) \quad: x \in[0, a] \\f(-x): x \in[-a, 0]\end{array}\right.$$

18. Odd Extension:

If a function f(x) is defined on the interval [0, a], 0 ≤ x ≤ a ⇒ -a ≤ -x ≤ 0
∴ x ∈ [-a, 0], we define f(x) = – f(-x). Let be the odd extension then
I(x) = $$\left\{\begin{array}{l}f(x), x \in[0, a] \\-f(-x), x \in[-a, 0]\end{array}\right.$$

19. Signum function:

The signum function f is defined as
sgn(x) = $$\left\{\begin{array}{ll}1, & \text { if } x>0 \\0, & \text { if } x=0 \\-1, & \text { if } x<0\end{array}\right.$$

20. Fractional Part function:

It is denoted as f(x) = {x} and defined as

• {x} = f if x = n + f where n e I and 0 ≤ f ≤ 1
• {x} = x – [x]

Keep in mind → For proper fraction 0 < f < 1,

Some very important point

21. If x, y are independent variables then:

• If f(xy) = f(x) + f(y) ⇒ f(x) = k logx
• If f(xy) = f(x). f(y) ⇒ f(x) = xn, n ∈ R
• If f(x + y) = f(x).f(y) ⇒ f(x) = akx
• If f(x + y) = f(x) + f(y) ⇒ f(x) = x
• If f(x + y) = f(x) = f(y) ⇒ f(x) = k, here k is constant
• By considering a general nth degree polynomial and writing the expression
f(x) . f$$\left(\frac{1}{x}\right)$$ = f(x) + f$$\left(\frac{1}{x}\right)$$ ⇒ f(x) = ± xn + 1

22. Transdental function:

All those function who has infinite terms while expanded are called transdental function. For example, all trigonometrical function, Inverse trigonometrical function, exponential function, logarithmic function etc.

23. Mapping:

(i) One-one or injective mapping or monomorphism:
If f: A → B is one-one mapping, A has m element and B has n element hence the no. of mappings = $$\left\{\begin{array}{l}{ }^{n} P_{m}, n \geq m \\0 \quad, n<m\end{array}\right.$$
(ii) many-one mapping.
(iii) onto mapping or surjective mapping
(iv) into mapping

Four type of fucntion based on mapping classification.

• one-one, onto OR Bijective mapping
• one-one into mapping
• many-one onto mapping
• many-one into mapping

24. Algebra of function:

• (fog) (x) = f [g(x)]
• (fof) (x) = f [f(x)]
• (gog) (x) = g[g(x)]
• (fg) (x) = f(x). g(x)
• (f ± g)(x) = f(x) ± g(x)
• (f/g)(x)= $$\frac{f(x)}{g(x)}$$, g(x) ≠ 0
• Composite functions is not commutative j
• Let f and g are two functions then if f & g are injective or suijective or bijective then “gof” also injective or surjective or bijective.