Definition:Image (Set Theory)/Mapping/Mapping/Definition 1

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Definition

The image of a mapping $f: S \to T$ is the set:

$\Img f = \set {t \in T: \exists s \in S: \map f s = t}$

That is, it is the set of values taken by $f$.


Also presented as

This can also be presented as:

$\Img f = \set {\map f s \in T: s \in S}$


Also denoted as

The notation $\Img f$ to denote the image of a mapping $f$ is specific to $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$.

The usual notation is $\image f$ or a variant, but this is too easily confused with $\map \Im z$, the imaginary part of a complex number.

Hence the non-standard usage $\Img f$.


Also see


Technical Note

The $\LaTeX$ code for \(\Img {f}\) is \Img {f} .

When the argument is a single character, it is usual to omit the braces:

\Img f


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