# What is the difference between linear and affine function

I am a bit confused. What is the difference between a linear and affine function? Any suggestions will be appreciated

If you choose bases for vector spaces $V$ and $W$ of dimensions $m$ and $n$ respectively, and consider functions $f\colon V\to W$, then $f$ is linear if $f(v)=Av$ for some $n\times m$ matrix $A$ and $f$ is affine if $f(v)=Av+b$ for some matrix $A$ and vector $b$, where coordinate representations are used with respect to the bases chosen.