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Description 

i, Square Root of 1 
The smallcase i is reserved for the squareroot of a negative one; the square of i is 1.


Identity 
As opposed to a conditional statement that is sometimes true, an Identity will always be true. The multiplicative identity is 1; the additive identity is zero.


Identity Matrix 
The Identity Matrix is a square matrix with zeros everywhere except on the main diagonal, which has all elements equal to one. It is the product of a matrix and its inverse.


Identity Property of Addition 
The Identity Property of Addition says that adding zero to (or subtracting zero from) any real value will not change the value.


Identity Property of Multiplication 
The Identity Property of Multiplication says that multiplication of a real value by one (or division by one) will not change the value.


IfandOnlyIf (Iff) 
A statement that shows a condition both necessary and sufficient for the assertion.


IfThen Statement 
The classic biconditional statement is often phrased as an IfThen proposition.


Imaginary Number 
Imaginary Numbers exist, but we do not call them "real." 

Implicit 
Implied as opposed to absolutely expressed, Implicit functions typically have two (or more) variables on one side of the equation.


Impossibility 
Despite what some "possibility thinkers" espouse, some things are mathematically impossible. For example, an exact real number cannot be simultaneously irrational and rational.


Incenter 
The center of a circle inscribed within a polygon. For a triangle, it is the point of concurrence of the angle bisectors.


Incircle 
A circle inscribed within a regular polygon (or any triangle) is an Incircle. In a regular polygon, the radius of the Incircle is the apothem.


Inconsistent 
Inconsistent equations have no simultaneous solution.


Increasing 
If the values in the range of a function increase as the values of the domain increase, the function is said to be Increasing.


Indefinite Integral 
An integral with no limits of integration, an Indefinite Integral, can be thought of an an antiderivative.


Independent Variable 
The set of values from the domain of a function comprise the values for the Independent Variable, the input variable into the function.


Indeterminate 
Often a resultant fraction like 0/0 is an Indeterminate form that requires more analysis to determine its true nature, depending on the functions involved.


Inductive Logic 
Inductive Logic is the logic of afterthefact, or a posteriori. It results from observation of transpired events.


Inequality 
Generally of one of the following four forms: less than, lessthanorequalto, greater than, or greaterthanorequalto.


Infinite 
In common language, not countable in any practical manner. In math, having no bounds or boundary.


Infinite Geometric Progression 
When a geometric progression has a common ratio less than one (technically, a common ratio whose absolute value is less than one), then the Infinite Geometric Progression will converge to a limit.


Infinite Series 
Any series of terms whose progression has an unlimited (limitless) number of terms is an Infinite Series.


Infinitesimal 
Infinitely small is Infinitesimal, so tiny that it occupies no space. While in human terms anything really small (a molecule) is Infinitesimal, in math the term means approaching zero in size.


Infinity 
That without bound; limitless.


Inflection 
On the graph of a function, a point of Inflection is where the curve begins to "bend the other way." 

Initial Side of an Angle 
In standard position, the Initial Side of an Angle is the ray along the positive xaxis, from the origin.


Inner Product 
With vectors, the dot product is considered an Inner Product.


Inscribed Angle 
An angle inside a circle with its vertex on the circle is an Inscribed Angle.


Inscribed Circle 
This term is the same as Incircle, a circle inscribed within a polygon.


Instantaneous Rate of Change 
The value of the first derivative of a standard function of the form y = f(x).


Instantaneous Velocity 
The reading at any instant on a speedometer gives an Instantaneous Velocity. To be precise, the speedometer gives an instant snapshot of speed (only) with no direction; physical velocity has both magnitude and direction, as a vector.


Integer 
An Integer is a whole number or its negative. When expressed as a decimal, an Integer has nothing to the right of the decimal point (in American style).


Integral 
A specific function in calculus. Or, simply related to integers. Integral might also mean "important" in common language.


Integrand 
The function that undergoes integration is the Integrand.


Integration 
A process, or function, in calculus to sum an infinite number of infinitesimal increments.


Interest 
Given the timevalueofmoney, Interest is generated on a sum of capital as time passes.


Interior 
Interior means within or "inbetween." 

Interior Angle 
Any angle inside a geometric entity, or between geometric lines, is considered an Interior Angle.


Intermediate Value Theorem 
The IVT basically says that between two different values is an intermediate value somewhere between the extremes.


Interquartile Range 
The Interquartile Range is the half of overall data between the 25th and 75th percentiles.


Intersection 
Where geometric entities cross, or where sets have common elements, is termed an Intersection.


Interval 
The space or region between two defined values is an Interval.


Interval Notation 
With brackets or parentheses, depending on whether endpoints are included in the set, Interval Notation expresses the solution set for an inequality.


Invariant 
Constant. Not changing. Static. That which does not vary.


Inverse 
Inverse carries a lot of meanings within the language of mathematics.


Inverse Cosecant 
Given a number, this function returns the angle whose cosecant is the given number.


Inverse Cosine 
Given a number, this function returns the angle whose cosine is the given number.


Inverse Cotangent 
Given a number, this function returns the angle whose cotangent is the given number.


Inverse Function 
For most functions in Cartesian coordinates, the inverse function is the mirror image around the x=y line.


Inverse Secant 
Given a number, this function returns the angle whose secant is the given number.


Inverse Sine 
Given a number, this function returns the angle whose sine is the given number.


Inverse Tangent 
Given a number, this function returns the angle whose tangent is the given number.


Inverse Trigonometric Function 
Given a number, this function returns the angle whose trig function is the given number.


Inverse Variation 
Variables or factors that multiply to a constant value are said to be in a relation of Inverse Variation.


Inverse, Conditional 
Given an initial ifthen statement, the negative of both the hypothesis and conclusion provides the Inverse to the original statement.


Inverse, Matrix 
When two matrices multiply to produce the identity matrix, each is said to be the Inverse Matrix of the other.


Inversely Proportional 
When the product of two variables is a constant the variables are said to be Inversely Proportional to one another.


Iota 
The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet, Iota means a very small amount.


Irrational Number 
An Irrational Number cannot be expressed exactly as the ratio of two integers. Irrational Numbers, when expressed as decimals, never repeat or terminate.


Isosceles Trapezoid 
A trapezoid (quadrilateral with one pair of parallel sides) whose nonparallel sides are congruent is termed an Isosceles Trapezoid.


Isosceles Triangle 
A triangle with two congruent sides.


Iteration 
A procedure that repeats, typically by adding some value to a variable in the process with each new calculation is called an iterative process, and each cycle of the calculation is an Iteration. A computational procedure in which a cycle of operations is repeated, often to approximate the solution to a problem.

