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GRAPHS OF FUNCTIONS

INTRO Throughout your studies, you may encounter many different functions; some of the most important functions for you to know are presented below. Of course, using your knowledge of transformations of functions, you will be able to know much more than this about families of functions (i.e., what the following would look like if stretched, compressed, shifted, and/or reflected). Linear Quadratic

f ( x) = x

f ( x) = x 2

Absolute Value

Square Root

f ( x) =| x |

f ( x) = x

Cubic

Reciprocal

f ( x) = x 3

f ( x) =

1 x

Natural Exponential

Natural Logarithm

f ( x) = e x

f ( x) = ln( x)

Sine

Cosine

f ( x) = sin( x)

f ( x) = cos( x)

Tangent

f ( x) = tan( x)