I want to be able to write a Function (Operator), that gets 2 arguments. The first argument specifies the kind of "operation", the second the function on which to apply the operation. It should work with $\mathbb{R}\longrightarrow\mathbb{R}^n$ functions.

I have defined a function

myF[t_]:= {Sin[t],Cos[t]}

so a function that maps $\mathbb{R}\longrightarrow\mathbb{R}^n,$ for the case $n=2$.

Now I want to define another function, that evaluates myF at 0, whenever I pass evaluate as (first) argument.

I tried the following


However, the output is


So the evaluation happens, but the result is not just the vector... Can anyone help me?

Edit: Of course, I have also tried


  • $\begingroup$ You've got a number of syntax issues, but my guess based on your description is that you want myOperator[evaluate_, fun_]: fun[0]. Read the docs so you can understand how Mathematica functions are actually defined $\endgroup$
    – b3m2a1
    Commented Dec 30, 2020 at 17:32
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you, this works. But in general, how would I access the variable t? Like myOperator[foo,...]= Integrate[fun,{t,0,3}] $\endgroup$
    – NG98
    Commented Dec 30, 2020 at 18:32

1 Answer 1


The following should work:

myF[t_] = {Sin[t], Cos[t]}
myOperator[evaluate, f_] = f[0];
myOperator[evaluate, myF]

The output is:

{0, 1}

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