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
... approach 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–nuc ...
List Of Acronyms And Initialisms: P - PW
... PWC – (i) PieceWise Constant (describing a mathematical function) PWL – (i) PieceWise Linear (describing a mathematical function) PWLC – (i) PieceWise Linear and ...

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    As we speak of poetical beauty, so ought we to speak of mathematical beauty and medical beauty. But we do not do so; and that reason is that we know well what is the object of mathematics, and that it consists in proofs, and what is the object of medicine, and that it consists in healing. But we do not know in what grace consists, which is the object of poetry.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)