When are two functions equal?
How do you determine whether two functions are "the same"? Not only do students disagree on this issue, but there is also a lack of consensus amongst mathematicians. Dr. Alison Mirin explores how mathematicians and university students assess whether two functions are actually equal and how this relates to their concept of what a function is. One unexpected finding is that there are two, nonequivalent definitions of "function" in the mathematical community.
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