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A function that is both an injection and a surjection. if

f: XY

is a bijection, then for each y in Y there is a unique x in X with the property that

y = f(x)

i.e. there is a one-to-one correspondence between the elements in X and the elements in Y. The sets X and Y will have the same number of elements, i.e. the same cardinality. There will be a unique function

f-1: YX

such that f and f-1 are inverses to each other; f-1 will also be a bijection.

Subjects: Computing.


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