Monday, November 14, 2011
Ch. 1 Real World Function
My real world function is based on the the temperature of the room and the temperature reading displayed on the corresponding thermometer. The independent variable is the temperature of the room and the dependent variable temperature reading displayed on the thermometer .The domains for both graphs are 55 degrees Fahrenheit to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. The range for both graphs are also 55 degrees Fahrenheit to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. The graph on the left is a function (expresses the intuitive idea that one quantity [input] completely determines another quantity [output]) because each temperature of the thermometer reading accurately corresponds with one temperature of the room. The graph on the right is a relation (a set of ordered pairs) because the temperature on the thermometer does not match the temperature of the room, one temperature of the room had more than one reading on the thermometer, failing as a function and resulting as a relation.