What is mathematical function?

  • (noun): A mathematical relation such that each element of one set is associated with at least one element of another set.
    Synonyms: function

Some articles on mathematical function, functions:

Nuclear Structure - Mean Field Theories - Nuclear Potential and Effective Interaction
... is a parameterization of the nuclear potential by an appropriate mathematical function ... The most recent parameterizations are based on more realistic functions, which account more accurately for scattering experiments, for example ... In the case of the Hartree–Fock approaches, the trouble is not to find the mathematical function which describes best the nuclear potential, but that which describes best the nucleon–nucleon interaction ...
List Of Acronyms And Initialisms: P - PW
... accounting firm) PWC – (i) PieceWise Constant (describing a mathematical function) PWL – (i) PieceWise Linear (describing a mathematical function) PWLC – (i ...

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