alternating function

alternating function

[′ȯl·tər·nād·iŋ ′fəŋk·shən]
(mathematics)
A function in which the interchange of two independent variables causes the dependent variable to change sign.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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