Linear

Pronunciation: /ˈlɪn i ər/ ?

Linear means having to do with a line. For example, a linear equation is an equation that makes a line when graphed.

Linear Objects
ObjectDescription
Linear equationAn equation that, when graphed, makes a line.
An equation that can be written in the form y = mx+b.
For systems with more than two variables, an equation that can be written in the form y = a0 + a1x1 + a2x2 + a3x3 + ... + anxn
Linear functionA function where all the terms are first degree.
A function for which it is true that 1) f(x)+f(y) = f(x+y), and 2) f(αx) = αf(x).
Linear systemA set of linear equations that, when taken together are either all true or all false.
Linear algebraThe study of linear systems.
Linear regressionFitting a linear equation to a data set.
Table 1: Linear Objects

References

  1. linear. http://wordnet.princeton.edu/. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08). http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=linear&sub=Search+WordNet&o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&h=.

More Information

  • McAdams, David. Line. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 2009-03-12. http://www.allmathwords.org/article.aspx?lang=en&id=Line.

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Linear. 2008-08-26. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/l/linear.html.

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2008-08-26: Added 'More Information' and 'Linear Objects' (McAdams, David.)
2007-07-12: Initial version (McAdams, David.)

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