Linear means having to do with a line. For example, a linear equation is an equation that makes a line when graphed.
Object | Description |
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Linear equation | An equation that, when graphed, makes a line. |
An equation that can be written in the form y = mx + b, or x = a. | |
For linear systems with more than two variables, an equation that can be written in the form y = a_{0} + a_{1}x_{1} + a_{2}x_{2} + a_{3}x_{3} + … + a_{n}x_{n} | |
Linear function | A 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 system | A set of linear equations that, when taken together are either all true or all false. |
Linear algebra | The study of linear systems. |
Linear regression | Fitting a linear equation to a data set. |
Table 1: Linear Objects |
# | A | B | C | D |
E | F | G | H | I |
J | K | L | M | N |
O | P | Q | R | S |
T | U | V | W | X |
Y | Z |
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