# Function Notation

Pronunciation: /ˈfʌŋk.ʃən noʊˈteɪ.ʃən/ Explain

 Figure 1: Function notation diagram

Function notation is a way to write functions that clarifies the name of the function, the independent variables, the dependent variables, and the transformation rule.

In the example on the right, f(x) is the dependent variable, f is the function name, x is the independent variable, and 3x + 2 is the transformation rule.

### References

1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, function notation. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 83. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
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McAdams, David E. Function Notation. 4/21/2019. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. https://www.allmathwords.org/en/f/functionnotation.html.

### Revision History

4/21/2019: Modified equations and expression to match the new format. (McAdams, David E.)
12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)