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Topic: how to define and analyze function with multiple parts
Replies: 4   Last Post: Apr 20, 2013 5:56 AM

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 Prabhu Posts: 11 Registered: 10/24/08
Re: how to define and analyze function with multiple parts
Posted: Apr 20, 2013 5:56 AM

Hi, Thanks to all for the replies. Piecewise is the right option I was
looking for.

Prabhu

On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 8:49 PM, Tomas Garza <tgarza10@msn.com> wrote:

> In[1]:= f[x_] := Piecewise[{{x^2, x < 0}, {x, x > 0}}]
>
>
> In[2]:= NIntegrate[f[x], {x, -1, 1}]
>
> Out[2]= 0.833333
>
>
> -Tomas
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>
>
>

> > From: pjanakir1978@gmail.com
> > Subject: how to define and analyze function with multiple

> parts
> > To: mathgroup@smc.vnet.net
> > Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2013 01:17:26 -0400

>
> >
> > Hi, I have a function on the plane that has 2 different formulation for

> 2 different regions. Let x = (x1, ..., xn). I want to define it as
> >
> > U(x) = U_1(x) if x is in region 1
> > = U_2(x) if x is in region 2
> >
> > Then I want to analyze such a defined function, like find its max, etc,

> using NMaximize, or put in some other expressions in place of x, to see
> behavior of U.

> >
> > Essentially, how does one define a multipart function, so that we can

> analyze it in the same way we may analyze a single part function or
> polynomial?

> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Prabhu
> >

>

Date Subject Author
4/20/13 Bob Hanlon
4/20/13 Murray Eisenberg
4/20/13 Tomas Garza Hernandez
4/20/13 Prabhu