The most prominent roles of mitochondria are to produce the energy currency of the cell, ATP (i.e., phosphorylation of ADP), through respiration, and to regulate cellular metabolism. The central set of reactions involved in ATP production are collectively known as the citric acid cycle, or the Krebs Cycle. However, the mitochondrion has many other functions in addition to the production of ATP.
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... In general, an integral over a set E of a function f is written Here x need not be a real number, but can be another suitable quantity, for instance, a vector in R3 ... Just as the definite integral of a positive function of one variable represents the area of the region between the graph of the function and the x-axis, the double ... The same volume can be obtained via the triple integral — the integral of a function in three variables — of the constant function f(x, y, z) = 1 over the above mentioned region between the surface ...
... and integration are inverse operations if a continuous function is first integrated and then differentiated, the original function is retrieved ... theorem of calculus, allows one to compute integrals by using an antiderivative of the function to be integrated ...
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“The function of comedy is to dispel ... unconsciousness by turning the searchlight of the keenest moral and intellectual analysis right on to it.”
—George Bernard Shaw (18561950)
“... The states one function is to give.
The bud must bloom till blowsy blown
Its petals loosen and are strown;
And thats a fate it cant evade
Unless twould rather wilt than fade.”
—Robert Frost (18741963)
“The function of muscle is to pull and not to push, except in the case of the genitals and the tongue.”
—Leonardo Da Vinci (14251519)