Talk:Graph of a function

Revision as of 17:44, 13 August 2006 by JBL (talk | contribs) (Talk:Graph moved to Talk:Graph of a function: Where it belongs)

I don't think this is a very clear explanation of graphing polynomials. I think the general idea of a graph should be shown instead; explaining what a graph is (representation of f(x) vs. x), instead of having a tutorial of graphing polynomials, since the graphs drawn by these tutorials won't be really accurate anyways. What does everyone else think? Myself 01:23, 13 August 2006 (EDT)

Article naming/disambiguation

I think this page should be called "Graph of a function," in order to avoid the future conflict with any graph theory content that gets uploaded. --JBL 10:43, 13 August 2006 (EDT)

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How would you draw more accurate graphs? How accurate do the graphs need to be? What is the purpose of drawing a graph? Certainly we can't use graphs as evidence in a rigorous proof. Graphs provide a visual way to look at functions and allow for conjectures about them as one use, right? I don't see why we should take out the tutorial on graphing. Certainly please add any additional info you think is pertinent (like f(x) vs. x).

I just don't see how useful knowing what a graph is if you can't draw one. --Joe 11:07, 13 August 2006 (EDT)

Using we in mathematical writing

It's ok to use the first person "we" in mathematical writing (this isn't english class :P ). Here are some references: here and here. You can just leave the page how it is for now. --Joe 11:27, 13 August 2006 (EDT)

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