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What is the general area of mathematics to which this example belongs?

In elementary college-level calculus courses, I've given students a problem which reduces to this: Given $f(p,q)$ and a relation $p=g(q)$ use substitution to derive $\mathfrak{f}(p)$ then proceed ...
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How do we know how many branches the inverse function of an elementary function has?

How do we know how many branches the inverse function of an elementary function has ? For instance Lambert W function. How do we know how many branches it has at e.g. $z=-0.5$ , $z=0$ , $z=0.5$ or ...