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The Function Concept

Essay giving a brief overview of the history of the function concept from intimations in ancient Babylonian tables; to consideration of relations beyond single-formula continuous ones by Euler, Fourier, and Dirichlet; to modern definitions. References.
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http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/HistTopics/Functions.html
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Creator(s): 
J. J. O'Connor and E. F. Robertson
Cataloger: 
Janet Beery
Publisher: 
MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive
Rights: 
St. Andrews University, Scotland; MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive
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