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#1 2012-08-29 23:57:11

Reuel
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Terminology

Hi there. I haven't been here in a while.

Is there a proper name for the interior part of a trigonometric function or is it simply called the inner function, or something to that effect? I have looked around online for an answer but I can't seem to find anything.

For example, the function

does g(x) have a proper term or name? Or is it just "the inner function"?


Thank you very much.

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#2 2012-08-30 00:04:21

anonimnystefy
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Re: Terminology

You could say g(x) is the argument of the tangent function, but I don't think there is a proper name for such a function g(x).


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#3 2012-08-30 00:06:09

Reuel
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Re: Terminology

Thank you, anonimnystefy. I am writing a paper and just wanted to use the correct word, if one existed.

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#4 2012-08-30 00:23:27

anonimnystefy
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Re: Terminology

You can just use the word argument, then.

You're welcome. smile


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#5 2012-08-30 05:13:48

bobbym
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Re: Terminology

Hi;

Since this can be thought of as function composition you will sometimes see it called the inside function or first function.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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