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How to find the equation of the graph reflected about a line?

Consider the graph of $y = e^x$ (a) Find the equation of the graph that results from reflecting about the line $y = 4$. (b) Find the equation of the graph that results from reflecting ...
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Give the transformations of the following functions.

Give the transformations of the following 3 functions. Can you please give me at least 3 points to plot for each function(keeping the domain restriction in mind)? Also for rational function. Also ...
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What is a transformation?

I am not a native English speaker and I have been pointed out that the word "transformation" as a synonym of "function" is grammatically incorrect. However, I even found a wikipedia and a mathworld ...
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Relation between two distributions expressed in terms of their CDFs

Not great at stats, and having trouble wrapping my mind around this. Would love an explanation, not overly detailed, in plain english of what these transformations mean. The bias correction ...
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Reversible smoothing of a two dimensional function (or an image)

Smoothing of an image, or a two dimensional function is quite easy, there are many methods to achieve it, using average of near elements. But how to make it reversible? Maybe DCT (discrete cosine ...
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What is the difference between a bijection and a reversible transformation?

I was reading http://arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0101012v4 and one of the axioms is that there needs to be a continuous reversible transformation between states. What is the difference between that and a ...
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Find that the given linear transform is a isomorphism

I'm studying Linear Algebra and I'm having trouble demonstrating that a function is a isomorphism, that is: "Given the linear transform $T: V \rightarrow W$, $T$ is a isomorphism if and only if it is ...
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Understanding a definition for vector-spaces

Let $V$, a finite dimensional vector space, and $L$, a subspace of $V$. Let $T:V^*\rightarrow L^*$ defined as: $T(\varphi)(x)=\varphi(x)$ for all $\varphi \in V^*$. Prove $T$ is onto. Well, I'm ...
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$\ker S$ is not contained in $\ker T$ implies $\dim \Im T \ge 1$

Let $T,S:V\rightarrow W$.where $V$ is a finite vector space above $F$ and $W$ is one-dimensional vector-space above $F$ ($\dim W = 1$). It is given that $\ker S$ isn't contained in $\ker T$. Why is ...
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Existence of a particular transformation

I've a set of data points $S = \{ x | x\in [0,1]\}$ (i.e. real values from the unit interval). In some cases I've big clusters in the data and I want to spread the values in between the unit interval ...
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Function tranlsation $g(x) = f(x) + 15$

I can't seem to work this answer out when practicing for exams. Here's the question: You are given that $f(x) = (2x - 3)(x + 2)(x + 4) \cdots$ From this I know $f(x)$'s roots: $\frac{3}{2}$, ...
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Function inverse mapping [0, +inf) to [0, 1)

I have a measure ($x$) which the domain is $[0, +\infty)$ and measure some sort of variability. I want to create a new measure ($y$) that represents regularity and is inverse related to $x$. It is ...
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Describing Cartesian transformations in Cylindrical Polar Coordinates

I have a question about converting functions defined in Cartesian coordinates to a cylindrical polar system. The particular coordinate transformation that I'm reading about is: \begin{equation} ...
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Re-arrange expression to transformation form

$$\frac{6x-5}{3x+1}$$ How do you write this in the form $$\frac{b}{x+c} + a$$ I know how to find a (2) by asymptote theory, but I don't know how to re-arrange to find B.
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Inverse Function + Reflection In Y-Axis

Not getting any of the answers in MC. Is the answer wrong, or have I done something wrong?
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Show that T is a linear transformation and find a, b, c

I'm having trouble understanding this question and the proper way to solve it. I don't understand the solution given and why this was the right way to answer it. Problem: For the vector space ...
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“Well defined” function - What does it mean?

What does it mean for a function to be well-defined? I encountered with this term in an excersice asking to check if a linear transformation is well-defined.
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What's the difference between these two transformations of functions?

I'm about to graph the transformation of a function, but in this problem I encountered something new. The function transformation looks like this: y=12(f(x)+2) Thing is, I've never seen the f ...
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Find the matrix A of the linear transformation T(M)

I know that if I substitute the first matrix for $T(M)$ I see what T does to each of the basis vectors. I don't understand how that creates a $3\times 3$ matrix though. I was looking at this ...
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Bijection from the plane to itself that takes a circle to a circle must take a straight line to a straight line

Prove, that a bijection from the plane to itself that takes a circle to a circle must take a straight line to a straight line. There exists an elementary proof? I know this question can be found here ...
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What does the notation f(t)1(t) signify?

I've come across this notation in a text on Control Theory, Modern Control Engineering by Katsuhiko Ogata, in a discussion of Laplace transforms. There is little more context I can give than that. ...
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Distribution of the Inverse of a Random Variable

I am trying to figure out how to find the distribution of the inverse of a random variable. Say, $Y=X^{-1}$ where X can take negative values. The two ways I know to find the distribution of a random ...
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Image of function definition notation

In my Linear Algebra and Geometry textbook, it defines the image of a linear transformation $T$ as: $$\operatorname{Im}\, (T) := \{\; w \in W : \; w=Tv \;\;\text{ for some } v \in V \} $$ As far as ...
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Number mapping function

I can't find out a function f(x)=y that would map my x's to required y's. It is OK to write it in a programming language. Notation in mathematics is also OK. It ...
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Need help transforming an list of numbers into some uniform list in order to apply the rule mentioned inside more effectively

So I have a list of values like so L1 = [-4 -3 5 8 ]; Note the sum of each element in L1 will always be > 0. The operation I am performing on L1 is as follows ...
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Reflecting an exponential function over a y = 3 line.

How would you write the equation of $f(x) = 4^x$ that reflects over the line $y = 3$? I've put in $f(x) = 3 + 4^{-x}$ which I thought was the right answer, but it isn't. Thanks in advance!
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Coordinate transformation to get even function

Suppose I have the function $$f(y)=2y^4-5y^3+3y^2,$$ with zeroes $y=0$ (2x), $y=1$, $y=3/2$, which I only need on the part of the domain $0\le y\le 1$. Is there a transformation $y\rightarrow y'$, ...
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Function transformation order of operations

I am reviewing for a midterm for Pre-Calculus and I am trying to understand the concept of function transformation: Let's say I am given a function $f$ with the domain in the interval of $[1,5]$ and ...
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Translating Cubic with Algebra?

I'm having a little trouble figuring out how to translate $ax^3+bx^2+cx+d=y$ by vector $(1,1)$ using only algebra. If possible could someone give me a hand? An example: Translate ...
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Trouble with function transformation (Left and right)

I am reading this example in the book for Pre-Calculus and it is explaining how functions are shifted left or right using g(x)=f(x-1). Here is what it says in the book. Define a function g by g(x) = ...
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Can a transformation matrix be expressed in terms of the vector to be transformed?

I'm currently learning linear algebra with my friend via an online course, and we have a disagreement that we would like settled. Upon learning that vectors can be projected onto lines by a simple ...
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Average of several points after non-linear function

The application of this problem is in bioinformatics, but the problem itself is a general math one, I think. I have a function that converts a sequence score to a value in time units. This function ...
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Efficient way to recompute weights when shifting range of Legendre polynomial bases

I am storing a 2D (Cartesian) density function as a 2D patch with known X/Y limits and a set of 11 coefficients of the third order 2D Legendre polynomial basis functions over that patch. This works ...
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Can the inverse of this logit-like transformation be stated analytically?

For $\alpha \geq 0$ the transformation $x \mapsto \log(x) - \alpha \log(1-x)$ maps the unit interval to the real line (in fact for $\alpha = 0$ the transformation is not surjective). For $\alpha=1$ ...