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Linear function

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In mathematics, the term linear function refers to two distinct but related notions:[1]

As a polynomial function

Graphs of two linear functions.
Graphs of two linear functions.

In calculus, analytic geometry and related areas, a linear function is a polynomial of degree one or less, including the zero polynomial (the latter not being considered to have degree zero).

When the function is of only one variable, it is of the form

where a and b are constants, often real numbers. The graph of such a function of one variable is a nonvertical line. a is frequently referred to as the slope of the line, and b as the intercept.

For a function of any finite number of variables, the general formula is

and the graph is a hyperplane of dimension k.

A constant function is also considered linear in this context, as it is a polynomial of degree zero or is the zero polynomial. Its graph, when there is only one variable, is a horizontal line.

In this context, a function that is also a linear map (the other meaning) may be referred to as a homogeneous linear function or a linear form. In the context of linear algebra, the polynomial functions of degree 0 or 1 are the scalar-valued affine maps.

As a linear map

The integral of a function is a linear map from the vector space of integrable functions to the real numbers.
The integral of a function is a linear map from the vector space of integrable functions to the real numbers.

In linear algebra, a linear function is a map f between two vector spaces s.t.

Here a denotes a constant belonging to some field K of scalars (for example, the real numbers) and x and y are elements of a vector space, which might be K itself.

In other terms the linear function preserves vector addition and scalar multiplication.

Some authors use "linear function" only for linear maps that take values in the scalar field;[6] these are more commonly called linear forms.

The "linear functions" of calculus qualify as "linear maps" when (and only when) f(0, ..., 0) = 0, or, equivalently, when the above constant b equals zero. Geometrically, the graph of the function must pass through the origin.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ "The term linear function means a linear form in some textbooks and an affine function in others." Vaserstein 2006, p. 50-1
  2. ^ Stewart 2012, p. 23
  3. ^ A. Kurosh (1975). Higher Algebra. Mir Publishers. p. 214.
  4. ^ T. M. Apostol (1981). Mathematical Analysis. Addison-Wesley. p. 345.
  5. ^ Shores 2007, p. 71
  6. ^ Gelfand 1961

References

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