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Parent functions !

  1. Mar 13, 2012 #1
    what is the precise definition of "parent functions" ?

    I know that : f(x)=x ,f(x)=x^2 , f(x)=sqr(x) , f(x)=1/x , f(x)=|x| are parent functions but what about Rational functions?
    what is the parent function of the Rational functions ?
     
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  3. Mar 13, 2012 #2

    mathwonk

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    never heard of them.
     
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  4. Mar 13, 2012 #3
    Do you perhaps mean functions that have not yet been integrated or derived?

    Also, please don't type in all caps. It's giving me a headache.
     
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  5. Mar 13, 2012 #4

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    You can always report these things. I'll remove the caps.
     
  6. Mar 13, 2012 #5
    I didn't know that, I'll keep it in mind. :smile:
     
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