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Inverse of function

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  • Subject: [mg121395] Inverse of function
  • From: Berthold Hamburger <b-hamburger at artinso.com>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2011 07:21:47 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi, 

I stumbled over a small riddle using mathematica 8. Asking for the 
inverse of the function f(x)= x^2, I receive the solution: f^(-1)(x) 
= ±sqrt(x)

Why is that so? I had rather expected an error message.

Regards

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