(mathematics) Any function whose value on the sum of two elements is the sum of the values of the function on the two elements and whose value on the product of a scalar times an element is the scalar times the value of the function on the element.
(mathematics) Any function whose graph is a straight line.
Linear-function Sentence Examples
Simspon concluded that for a given wind velocity dissipation is practically a linear function of ionization.
ï¿½ ï¿½ P1 v2 v3...) ï¿½ For, writing as before, Xm 'Xm 2 Xm '= zzo(SQls:2s73...) xi'x12x13..., 1 2 3" 1231 2 3 = EPxi l x A2 x A3, P is a linear function of separations of(/ 1 / 2 A2 / 4 3 3 ...) of specification (m"`1mï¿½2m"`3...), and if X; 1 X 3 2X8 3 ' ..
The law of reciprocity shows that p(s) = zti (m 1te2tmtL3t) t=1 st It 2t 3t viz.: a linear function of symmetric functions symbolized by the k specifications; and that () St =ti ts.
" The symmetric function (m ï¿½8 m' 2s m ï¿½3s ...) whose is 2s 3s partition is a specification of a separation of the function symbolized by (li'l2 2 l3 3 ...) is expressible as a linear function of symmetric functions symbolized by separations of (li 1 12 2 13 3 ...) and a symmetrical table may be thus formed."
For these only will the symbolic product be replaceable by a linear function of products of real coefficients.