Basically a function is a relationship between variables in which one variable completely determines the value of the second variable.
In a function, whenever one variable has a certain value, the other variable must have some other specific value.
So let's say that we have the function f(x) = 3x. If x = 3, f(x) must equal 9 -- f(x) is completely determined by the value of x.
A function implies 3 elements: domain of the function, the codomain or the range of the values of the function and the relation between the variable x and y.
The values of x are located in the domain of the function.
Since y is a function of x, the range of values of y is determined by plugging in values to x in the given relation.
We'll consider the function f:R - >R
We'll assign an expression to f(x) = y:
y = 3x + 1
For each value of x, there is a single value for y.
For any value of x, from the domain