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OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SETS

A = { ( 1,2 ), ( 3, 4 ), (5, 6 ), (7, 8 )}


B= { ( -6,7 ), ( -3, 7), ( 2, 7 ), ( 7,7 ),
(12, 7 ) }
C = { (1,1), ( 2,4), (3,9), (4,16)}
D = { (-2,4), (-1,1), (0,0), (1,1),
(2,4) }
E = { ( A,1), (B,2), (C,3),(D,4),(E,5) }

DEFINITION OF FUNCTION

A special type of RELATION


wherein no two ordered pairs have
the same abscissa
It is a rule of
correspondence between two
nonempty sets such that to each
element of the first set,there
corresponds ONE and ONLY ONE
element of the second set

FUNCTION OR NOT???
F = { ( -1,1 ), ( 2,8), ( 3 27), ( 4,
64)}

FUNCTION
G = { ( 3,2), ( 0,1), ( 0, -1), (3,
-2 ) }

NOT A FUNCTION

REAL LIFE EXAMPLES


The rule which assigns to each person his/her birth month
NOT A FUNCTION
The rule which assigns a chemical element to its chemical symbol
FUNCTION
The rule which assigns to each cellphone owner its phone number
NOT A FUNCTION

FUNCTION

The rule which assigns to each person the name of his/her


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