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- n. (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)
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* It is always possible that a more complicated mathematical function than a hyperbola would give an even closer fit to the data, but this hyperbola is pretty good, so it hardly seems worth bothering to try.
You remember, when I introduced the hyperbola, I said it might be possible to find a more complicated mathematical function that would fit the data better.