Do we ever put functions as entries of a matrix? If so, are these matrices used in linear algebra or do they have some other special use?
There have been minor not neccessarily conflicts per se, but disagreements on the nature of this question and so I am adding a little statement below to clear this up.
I have noticed that "function" has been interpreted two ways within the answers.
An actual raw function such as merely writing "f". Such a concept is beyond my current understanding (unless I am being stupid somehow), but it is interesting nonetheless.
A function call returning a value. This is primarily what I meant in my post.
Either one of these is valid. In fact, I think the broadness of this question dictates the fact that people will interpret it differently. In essence, your mileage will vary, and both are so similar from my standpoint that they are all good answers (or good examples if not standalone answers).