What are some examples of a symmetric function?

1 Answer
Jul 15, 2015

Answer:

#f(x, y) = x^2 + xy + y^2#
#g(x, y, z) = xy + yz + zx + 1/(x^2+y^2+z^2)#

Explanation:

A symmetric function is a function in several variable which remains unchanged for any permutation of the variables.

For example, if #f(x, y) = x^2 + xy + y^2#, then #f(y, x) = f(x, y)# for all #x# and #y#.