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Topic: Inverse functions
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Charlie Dick

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Re: Inverse functions
Posted: Oct 9, 2002 11:16 PM
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On Tue, 08 Oct 2002 23:11:31 GMT, Anonymous wrote:

>Hi,
>
>Why would you want to find the inverse of a linear or quadratic
>equation? What is
>the real world application to this?


Look at it from another angle.

Math is really just a language...a way of communicating quantitatively
using numbers, symbols, diagrams...

Linear and quadratic functions describe dynamic events such as the
constant flow of a river or the effect of gravity on a projectile.

Describing processes symbolically allows for scholarly discourse to
happen on the process in reverse at a level other than verbal. Data
should flow seamlessly in BOTH directions.

Man is like that you know. Always wanting to unscramble that egg... :)
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dick

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