Int Algebra: Composite Functions
http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/941-int-algebra-composite-functions This lesson is part of a series: Intermediate Algebra In this lesson, you will learn about a method that you can use to combine functions. The composition of two functions is the way to combine two functions. In this lesson, you will learn how to combine functions (for example, to find f(g(x)) ). There are specific ways to denote these types of composite functions, and you will also learn how to correctly write composite functions (f(g(x)) or (f o g)(x) ). To compose a function (find the composition of functions), you'll have to take the answer of one function and plug it into the other function (to find something like, 'g composed of f of 3'. Professor Burger will also highlight why g(f(3)) is not always equal to f(g(3)). Taught by Professor Edward Burger, this lesson was selected from a broader, comprehensive course, Intermediate Algebra. This course and others are available from Thinkwell, Inc. The full course can be found at http://www.thinkwell.com/student/product/intermediatealgebra. The full course covers real numbers, equations and inequalities, exponents and polynomials, rational expressions, roots and radicals, relations and functions, the straight line, systems of equations, quadratic equations and quadratic inequalities, conic sections, inverse and exponential and logarithmic functions, and a variety of other AP algebra and advanced algebra.