I have used the sum operator in many of my previous posts and I’m going to use it even more in the future. I’ve introduced bits and pieces about this notation and some of its properties but this information is scattered across many posts. For these reasons, I decided to dedicate a special post to the sum operator where I show you the most important details about it.

[Read more…]## What are Mathematical Functions?

The topic of today’s post is **mathematical functions**. Functions are such a fundamental part of mathematics that you’re certain to encounter them almost everywhere.

Recently, I started a small series on numbers and arithmetic, in order to begin exploring the intuition of basic mathematical concepts that most of us take for granted. And these concepts themselves are the building blocks of more advanced concepts, including more advanced concepts in probability theory.

But to fully understand them, we also need to know the details and intuition of some general mathematical tools which we’re going to rely on along the way. Well, functions are first in line!

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