When Math Functions Have Amazing Babies Together

What beauty emerges in y = sin(1/x)

As a high school student, I went for an entrance interview for the mathematics program at a leading British university. At this interview I was asked to sketch the function y = sin(1/x). It was my first introduction to the beautiful functions that can emerge when you create babies from common math functions.

Today, these kinds of hybrid functions are commonly used to test more able students. They inherit characteristics from both their parent functions, but these…

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Keith McNulty

Keith McNulty

Expert and Author in Applied Mathematics, Data Science, Statistics. Also writes History, Science, Culture. Find me on LinkedIn or Twitter or keithmcnulty.org