# counting surjective functions

\def\land{\wedge} }\], The total number of functions from $$A$$ to $$B$$ is, ${\left| B \right|^{\left| A \right|}} = {2^5} = 32.$. \def\A{\mathbb A} \def\iff{\leftrightarrow} The term for the surjective function was introduced by Nicolas Bourbaki. How many subsets are there of $$\{1,2,\ldots, 9\}\text{? \newcommand{\s}{\mathscr #1} Note that this is the final answer because it is not possible to have two variables both get 4 units. \def\Imp{\Rightarrow} \def\shadowprops{{fill=black!50,shadow xshift=0.5ex,shadow yshift=0.5ex,path fading={circle with fuzzy edge 10 percent}}} Think for a moment about the relationship between combinations and permutations, say specifically \({9 \choose 3}$$ and $$P(9,3)\text{. }$$ Subtract all the distributions for which one or more bins contain 7 or more balls. The function f is called an one to one, if it takes different elements of A into different elements of B. }\) We subtract those that aren't surjective. ${f\left( 2 \right) }\in{ \left\{ {a,c,d,e} \right\}\backslash \left\{ {f\left( 1 \right)} \right\}. We need to use PIE but with more than 3 sets the formula for PIE is very long. We formalize in a definition. }\) Using PIE, we must find the sizes of $$|A|\text{,}$$ $$|B|\text{,}$$ $$|C|\text{,}$$ $$|A\cap B|$$ and so on. but since PIE works, this equality must hold. \def\x{-cos{30}*\r*#1+cos{30}*#2*\r*2} There are $$5!$$ ways for the gentlemen to grab hats in any orderâbut many of these permutations will result in someone getting their own hat. No child can have more than 2 pies. }}{{\left( {5 – 4} \right)!}} I. After simplifying, for $$d_3$$ we would get. We must consider this outcome for every possible choice of which three kids we over-feed, and there are $${4 \choose 3}$$ ways of selecting that set of 3 kids. }\) Bernadette and Carlos get 5 cookies first. \def\F{\mathbb F} Then everything gets sent to $$a\text{,}$$ so there is only one function like this. We find that the number of functions which are not surjective is, Perhaps a more descriptive way to write this is. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. A one-one function is also called an Injective function. There are $$4! Composition of functions. \[n!\,S\left( {m,n} \right) = 4!\,S\left( {5,4} \right).$ \def\Vee{\bigvee} Additionally, we could pick pairs of two elements to exclude from the range, and we must make sure we don't over count these. So we subtract the things in each intersection of a pair of sets. \def\dbland{\bigwedge \!\!\bigwedge} Any horizontal line should intersect the graph of a surjective function at least once (once or more). ${f\left( 3 \right) }\in{ \left\{ {b,c,d,e} \right\}\backslash \left\{ {f\left( 2 \right)} \right\}. \(|A \cap C| = {3 \choose 2}\text{. All together we have that the number of solutions with \(0 \le x_i \le 3$$ is. This problem has been solved! }\) How many functions have the property that $$f(1) \ne a$$ or $$f(2) \ne b\text{,}$$ or both? Next we would subtract all the ways to give four kids too many cookies, but in this case, that number is 0. The number of injective functions is given by, \[{\frac{{m! \def\y{-\r*#1-sin{30}*\r*#1} The remaining 4 cookies can thus be distributed in $${7 \choose 3}$$ ways (for each of the $${4 \choose 2}$$ choices of which 2 kids to over-feed). So instead of adding/subtracting each of these, we can simply add or subtract all of them at once, if you know how many there are. \def\circleA{(-.5,0) circle (1)} (The Inclusion-exclusion Formula And Counting Surjective Functions) 4. \def\circleC{(0,-1) circle (1)} And so on, using PIE. How many of those are injective? Consider all functions $$f: \{1,2,3,4,5\} \to \{1,2,3,4,5\}\text{. However, if A and B are inﬁnite sets, the cardinalities jAjand jBjare no longer deﬁned but “A surj B” is still well-deﬁned. Now we can finally count the number of surjective functions: \begin{equation*} 3^5 - \left[{3 \choose 1}2^5 - {3 \choose 2}1^5\right] = 150\text{.} Suppose you planned on giving 7 gold stars to some of the 13 star students in your class. \[{\left| B \right|^{\left| A \right|}} = {5^3} = 125.$, The number of injective functions from \(A$$ to $$B$$ is equal to Show transcribed image text. We saw in SectionÂ 1.2 that the answer to both these questions is $$2^9\text{,}$$ as we can say yes or no (or 0 or 1) to each of the 9 elements in the set (positions in the bit-string). For the first problem, we are counting all functions from $$\{1,2,\ldots, 5\}$$ to $$\{a,b,\ldots, h\}\text{. This gives \(P(5,3) = 60$$ functions, which is the answer to our counting question. In other words, we are looking for surjective functions. We must subtract out all the functions which specifically exclude two elements from the range. It takes 6 cookies to do this, leaving only 4 cookies. If you happen to calculate this number precisely, you will get 120 surjections. Use PIE, and also an easier method, and compare your results. The new piece here is that we are actually counting functions. Functions can also be used for counting the elements in large finite sets or in infinite sets. (The Inclusion-exclusion Formula And Counting Surjective Functions) 5. = 1\)) which fix all four elements. }\) This was done by first assigning each kid (or variable) 2 cookies (or units) and then distributing the rest using stars and bars. What we have here is a combinatorial proof of the following identity: We have seen that counting surjective functions is another nice example of the advanced use of the Principle of Inclusion/Exclusion. Use the games as the domain and friends as the codomain (otherwise an element of the domain would have more than one image, which is impossible). Thus the answer to the original question is $${13 \choose 2} - 75 = 78 - 75 = 3\text{. }}{{\left( {m – n} \right)!}} For any particular kid, this is not a problem; we do this using stars and bars. Explain. Doing so requires PIE. Finally we take back out the 1 function which excludes 4 elements for each of the \({5 \choose 4}$$ choices of 4 elements. There are $${4 \choose 2}$$ ways to select 2 kids to give extra cookies. Determine the number of injective functions: ${\frac{{m! }}{{\left( {5 – 3} \right)!}} Let f : A ----> B be a function. \def\var{\mbox{var}} This can only happen one way: everything gets sent to $$b\text{. }$$ By taking $$x_i = y_i+2\text{,}$$ each solution to this new equation corresponds to exactly one solution to the original equation. After a late night of math studying, you and your friends decide to go to your favorite tax-free fast food Mexican restaurant, Burrito Chime. But this includes the ways that one or more $$y_i$$ variables can be assigned more than 3 units. The power set of $$A,$$ denoted $$\mathcal{P}\left( A \right),$$ has $${2^{\left| A \right|}} = {2^2} = 4$$ subsets. Here is what we find. But this subtracts too many, so add back in permutations which fix 3 elements, all $${4 \choose 3}1!$$ of them. \def\inv{^{-1}} At the end of the party, they hastily grab hats on their way out. Without the âno more than 4â restriction, the answer would be $${13 \choose 2}\text{,}$$ using 11 stars and 2 bars (separating the three kids). \newcommand{\vb}{\vtx{below}{#1}} \def\twosetbox{(-2,-1.4) rectangle (2,1.4)} Again, we need to use the 8 games as the domain and the 5 friends as the codomain. $$\def\d{\displaystyle} \[{\frac{{m! }$$ Alberto and Carlos get 5 cookies first. (The function is not injective since 2 )= (3 but 2≠3. Remember, a function is an injection if every input goes to a different output. Now all the ways to distribute the 7 units to the four $$y_i$$ variables can be found using stars and bars, specifically 7 stars and 3 bars, so $${10 \choose 3}$$ ways. }\) How many functions are there all together? Stirling Numbers and Surjective Functions. Or Dent? Explain what each term in your answer represents. First pick one of the five elements to be fixed. }\) Just like above, only now Bernadette gets 5 cookies at the start. (v) The relation is a function. Surjective functions are not as easily counted (unless the size of the domain is smaller than the codomain, in which case there are none). Now count the number of ways that one or more of the kids violates the condition, i.e., gets at least 4 cookies. Explain. We could have found the answer much quicker through this observation, but the point of the example is to illustrate that PIE works! How many different orders are possible if you don't get more than 4 of any one item? You want to distribute your 8 different SNES games among 5 friends, so that each friend gets at least one game? \newcommand{\hexbox}{ } }={ \frac{{120}}{2} }={ 60.}$. \newcommand{\amp}{&} This website uses cookies to improve your experience. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. We saw in SubsectionÂ  how this works with three sets. }\) This is the number of injective functions from a set of size 3 (say $$\{1,2,3\}$$ to a set of size 9 (say $$\{1,2,\ldots, 9\}$$) since there are 9 choices for where to send the first element of the domain, then only 8 choices for the second, and 7 choices for the third. \def\circleClabel{(.5,-2) node[right]{$C$}} function or class surjective all injective (K ←... ←N) k-composition of an n-set k! Count the number of surjective functions from $$A$$ to $$B.$$ Solution. How many functions $$f: \{1,2,3,4,5\} \to \{a,b,c,d\}$$ are surjective? \newcommand{\f}{\mathfrak #1} Application: We Want To Use The Inclusion-exclusion Formula In Order To Count The Number Of Surjective Functions From N4 To N3. Functions in the first column are injective, those in the second column are not injective. \def\E{\mathbb E} How many ways can you do this, provided: In each case, model the counting question as a function counting question. See the Math-ematica notebook SetsAndFunctions.nb for information about sets, subsets, unions, inter-sections, etc., and about injective (one-to-one) functions, surjective (\onto") functions, and bijective functions (one-to-one correspondences). If we go up to 4 elements, there are 24 permutations (because we have 4 choices for the first element, 3 choices for the second, 2 choices for the third leaving only 1 choice for the last). But this is not the correct answer to our counting problem, because one of these functions is $$f= \twoline{1\amp 2\amp 3}{a\amp a\amp a}\text{;}$$ one friend can get more than one game. The 9 derangements are: 2143, 2341, 2413, 3142, 3412, 3421, 4123, 4312, 4321. This works very well when the codomain has two elements in it: Example 1.6.7 \def\ansfilename{practice-answers} What if we wanted an upper bound restriction? Your group has $16 to spend (and will spend all of it). The Grinch sneaks into a room with 6 Christmas presents to 6 different people. $${16 \choose 6} - \left[{7 \choose 1}{13 \choose 6} - {7 \choose 2}{10 \choose 6} + {7 \choose 3}{7 \choose 6}\right]$$ meals. (The function is not injective since 2 )= (3 but 2≠3. Once fixed, we need to find a permutation of the other three elements. Example: The function f(x) = 2x from the set of natural numbers to the set of non-negative even numbers is a surjective function. \def\threesetbox{(-2.5,-2.4) rectangle (2.5,1.4)} How many ways can you distribute the pies? \def\circleB{(.5,0) circle (1)} \def\circleC{(0,-1) circle (1)} Use PIE to subtract all the meals in which you get 3 or more of a particular item. However, we have lucked out. The number of functions from $$\mathcal{P}\left( A \right)$$ to $$B$$ is equal to, ${{\left| B \right|^{\left| {\mathcal{P}\left( A \right)} \right|}} = {3^4} }={ 81. }}{{\left( {5 – 3} \right)!}} What we really need to do is count injective functions. \def\rem{\mathcal R} For four or more sets, we do not write down a formula for PIE. In how many ways can exactly six of the ladies receive their own hat (and the other four not)? What if Bruce gets too many? Yes, but in fact, we have counted some multiple times. There were $${5 \choose 1}$$ ways to select a single element from the codomain to exclude from the range, and for each there were $$4^5$$ functions. \def\circleBlabel{(1.5,.6) node[above]{B}} The easiest way to solve this is to instead count the solutions to $$y_1 + y_2 + y_3 + y_4 = 7$$ with $$0 \le y_i \le 3\text{. 2/19 Clones, Galois Correspondences, and CSPs Clones have been studied for ages Ivo’s favorite! \def\Q{\mathbb Q} \def\st{:} \[{\frac{{m! Quite the opposite: everything we have learned in this chapter are examples of counting functions! \def\Th{\mbox{Th}} Let \(A = \{1,2,3,4,5\}\text{. \[{4!\,S\left( {5,4} \right) = 24 \cdot 10 }={ 240. How many different ways could this happen so that none of the gentlemen leave with their own hat? Thus, the total number of surjective functions \(f : A \to B$$ is given by, where $$\left| A \right| = n,$$ $$\left| B \right| = m.$$, If there is a bijection between two finite sets $$A$$ and $$B,$$ then the two sets have the same number of elements, that is, $$\left| A \right| = \left| B \right| = n.$$, The number of bijective functions between the sets is equal to $$n!$$. Does it matter which two kids you pick to overfeed? Just so you don't think that these problems always have easier solutions, consider the following example. For example, we might insist that no kid gets more than 4 cookies or that $$x, y, z \le 4\text{. The advanced use of PIE has applications beyond stars and bars. \def\con{\mbox{Con}} How many of the functions \(f: \{1,2,3,4,5\} \to \{1,2,3,4,5\}$$ are surjective? The Stirling partition number $$S\left( {5,4} \right)$$ is equal to $$10.$$ Hence, the number of surjections from $$B$$ to $$A$$ is }={ \frac{{5!}}{{2!}} Therefore each partition produces $$m!$$ surjections. It is slightly surprising that. Now we can finally count the number of surjective functions: \begin{equation*} 3^5 - \left[{3 \choose 1}2^5 - {3 \choose 2}1^5\right] = 150. \def\Z{\mathbb Z} }$, There are no injections from $$B$$ to $$A$$ since $$\left| B \right| \gt \left| A \right|.$$, Similarly, there are no surjections from $$A$$ to $$B$$ because $$\left| A \right| \lt \left| B \right|.$$, The number of surjective functions $$f : B \to A$$ is given by the formula $$n!\,S\left( {m,n} \right).$$ Note that $$n$$ and $$m$$ are interchanged here because now the set $$B$$ is the domain and the set $$A$$ is the codomain. = 24\) permutations of 4 elements. There is a complementary de nition for surjective functions. In other words, we must count the number of ways to distribute 11 cookies to 3 kids in which one or more of the kids gets more than 4 cookies. }\) This might seem like an amazing coincidence until you realize that every surjective function $$f:X \to Y$$ with $$\card{X} = \card{Y}$$ finite must necessarily be a bijection. Explain. BUT f(x) = 2x from the set of natural numbers to is not surjective, because, for example, no member in can be mapped to 3 by this function. Generalize this to find a nicer formula for $$d_n\text{. Let \(A = \{1,2,\ldots, 9\}$$ and $$B = \{y, n\}\text{. We’ll explore this concept more now. }$$ How many injective functions $$f:A \to A$$ have the property that for each $$x \in A\text{,}$$ $$f(x) \ne x\text{? If the function satisfies this condition, then it is known as one-to-one correspondence. Start by excluding \(a$$ from the range. How many permutations of $$\{1,2,3,4,5\}$$ leave exactly 1 element fixed? This takes out too many functions, so we add back in functions which exclude 3 elements from the range: $${5 \choose 3}$$ choices for which three to exclude, and then $$2^5$$ functions for each choice of elements. \def\imp{\rightarrow} Based on the previous question, give a combinatorial proof for the identity: Illustrate how the counting of derangements works by writing all permutations of $$\{1,2,3,4\}$$ and the crossing out those which are not derangements. \def\Iff{\Leftrightarrow} the number of functions from $$A$$ to $$B.$$, the number of functions from $$B$$ to $$A.$$, the number of injective functions from $$A$$ to $$B.$$, the number of injective functions from $$B$$ to $$A.$$, the number of surjective functions from $$A$$ to $$B.$$, the number of surjective functions from $$B$$ to $$A.$$, What is the total number of functions from $$A$$ to $$B?$$, How many injective functions are there from $$A$$ to $$B?$$, How many injective functions are there from $$A$$ to $$B$$ such that $$f\left( 1 \right) = a?$$, How many injective functions are there from $$A$$ to $$B$$ such that $$f\left( 1 \right) \ne a$$ and $$f\left( 2 \right) \ne b?$$, We see that $$\left| A \right| = 4$$ and $$\left| B \right| = 5.$$ The total number of functions $$f : A \to B$$ is given by Exercise 6. Earlier (ExampleÂ 1.5.3) we counted the number of solutions to the equation, where $$x_i \ge 0$$ for each $$x_i\text{. It's PIE time! These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. But this double counts, so we use PIE and subtract functions excluding two elements from the range: there are \({5 \choose 2}$$ choices for the two elements to exclude, and for each pair, $$3^5$$ functions. After another gym class you are tasked with putting the 14 identical dodgeballs away into 5 bins. So subtract, using PIE. In that case, we have 7 stars (the 7 remaining cookies) and 3 bars (one less than the number of kids) so we can distribute the cookies in $${10 \choose 3}$$ ways. It’s rather easy to count the total number of functions possible since each of the three elements in [Math Processing Error] can be mapped to either of two elements in. Explain. }}{{\left( {m – n} \right)!}} Use your knowledge of Taylor series from calculus. }\) How many functions $$f: A \to B$$ are surjective? The Cartesian square $${\left\{ {0,1} \right\}^2}$$ has $${\left| {\left\{ {0,1} \right\}} \right|^2} = {2^2} = 4$$ elements. - \left[{4 \choose 1}3! We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. Therefore, the number of surjective functions from $$A$$ to $$B$$ is equal to $$32-2 = 30.$$, We obtain the same result by using the Stirling numbers. + {4 \choose 3} 1! Then we have two choices ($$b$$ or $$c$$) for where to send each of the five elements of the domain. \cdot 15 }={ 30. }\) How many 9-bit strings are there (of any weight)? $$|A \cap B \cap C| = 0\text{. There are no restrictions for the last element \(3$$. Surjection. These cookies do not store any personal information. Now we can finally count the number of surjective functions: You might worry that to count surjective functions when the codomain is larger than 3 elements would be too tedious. }\) How many contain no repeated letters? Consider sets $$A$$ and $$B$$ with $$|A| = 10$$ and $$|B| = 5\text{. We get. Three kids, Alberto, Bernadette, and Carlos, decide to share 11 cookies. Suppose now you have 13 pies and 7 children. }$$ The numbers in the domain represent the position of the letter in the word, the codomain represents the letter that could be assigned to that position. \def\And{\bigwedge} There are four possible injective/surjective combinations that a function may possess. \def\circleAlabel{(-1.5,.6) node[above]{$A\$}} Stars and bars allows us to count the number of ways to distribute 10 cookies to 3 kids and natural number solutions to $$x+y+z = 11\text{,}$$ for example. }}{{\left( {m – n} \right)!}} Similarly, the number of functions which exclude a pair of elements will be the same for every pair. Surjective functions are not as easily counted (unless the size of the domain is smaller than the codomain, in which case there are none). A function $$f$$ from $$A$$ to $$B$$ is called surjective (or onto) if for every $$y$$ in the codomain $$B$$ there exists at least one $$x$$ in the domain $$A:$$ \[{\forall y \in B:\;\exists x \in A\; \text{such that}\;}\kern0pt{y = f\left( x \right). Surjective composition: the first function need not be surjective. Let $$C$$ be the set of outcomes in which Carlos gets more than 4 cookies. Functions in the first row are surjective, those in the second row are not. \newcommand{\vtx}{node[fill,circle,inner sep=0pt, minimum size=4pt,label=#1:#2]{}} A2, A3) The Subset Of E Such That 1& Im (f) (resp. How many derangements are there of 4 elements? Thus the answer is: Consider all functions $$f: \{1,2,3,4,5\} \to \{1,2,3,4,5\}\text{. Let's see how we can get that number using PIE. If we take the first element \(x_1$$ in $$A,$$ it can be mapped to any element in $$B.$$ So there are $$m$$ ways to map the element $$x_1.$$ For the next element $$x_2,$$ there are $$m-1$$ possibilities because one element in $$B$$ was already mapped to $$x_1.$$ Continuing this process, we find that the $$n\text{th}$$ element has $$m-n+1$$ options. \newcommand{\lt}{<} \def\R{\mathbb R} \renewcommand{\bar}{\overline} Explain. Pick one of the five elements in $$B$$ to not have in the range (in $${5 \choose 1}$$ ways) and count all those functions ($$4^{10}$$). }\) Alternatively, we could exclude $$b$$ from the range. \def\course{Math 228} You have 11 identical mini key-lime pies to give to 4 children. How many functions $$f: \{1,2,3,4,5\} \to \{a,b,c,d,e\}$$ are surjective? \def\twosetbox{(-2,-1.5) rectangle (2,1.5)} Boy to dance with larger codomains, we need to find a formula. Generalize this to find a permutation of the 4 elements must be fixed 13 pies and 7.! 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