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An algebraic curve is one whose implicit function f( x, y) = 0 is a polynomial in x and y (after rationalization, if necessary). Because a curve is often defined in the explicit form y = f( x) there is a need to distinguish rational and irrational functions of x. A rational function of x is a quotient of two polynomials in x, both having only integer powers. An irrational function of x is a quotient of two polynomials, one or both of which has a term (or terms) with power p/q, where p and q are integers.

For example, y 2 - X = 0 has two ranges in y, one positive and one negative, while the 23 explicit form derived from solving the above equation gives y = Xl/2, for which the range of y is positive only; in such cases both the positive and the negative range of yare plotted. REFERENCES 1. Buck, R. , Advanced Calculus, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1965, Chap. 5. 2. , and I. Stewart, Catastrophe Theory and Its Applications, Pitman, New York, 1978. 3. , and I. A. , 1964. 4. Mandelbrot, B. , The Fractal Geometry of Nature, W.