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Distribution vs. Function

  1. Dec 21, 2006 #1
    What is the difference between a distribution and a function?
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  3. Dec 21, 2006 #2


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    A distribution is a functional, i.e. a mapping from a set of functions to a field of numbers.

  4. Dec 22, 2006 #3
    I see. Any alternative explanations? More intuitive ones perhaps?
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