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## #1 2012-02-18 05:15:41

anonimnystefy
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### Cool graphs using the sgn(x) function!!!

hi guys

tell me what you think of these:

1)two horizontal rays at heights 3 and 1:

y=2+sgn(x)

Plot of y=2+sgn(x)

this can be generalized to two horizontal rays of heights a and b with the formula being:

2)two parallel non-horizontal rays at heights 1 and -1:

y=x+sgn(x)

Plot of y=x+sgn(x)

this can be generalized to two parallel non-horizontal rays at heights a and b with the formula:

but can also be generalized to two non-parallel non-horizontal rays at heights a and b with the formula:

3)i have also find a way to plot two parallel lines(horizontal or vertical),but unfortunately wolfram won't plot this function.

for two vertical lines there are 3 different formulas depending where we want the lines to be.i will give the formula for when the two lines are on the right of the y-axis:

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2012-02-19 02:11:45)

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## #2 2012-02-18 09:59:30

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### Re: Cool graphs using the sgn(x) function!!!

any feedback?

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## #3 2012-02-18 10:34:54

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### Re: Cool graphs using the sgn(x) function!!!

I can not see anything, can you fix the tags?

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## #4 2012-02-18 10:38:07

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### Re: Cool graphs using the sgn(x) function!!!

all fixed up

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## #5 2012-02-18 10:41:19

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### Re: Cool graphs using the sgn(x) function!!!

Hi;

Sometimes it is convenient to use piecewise functions.

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## #6 2012-02-18 11:12:03

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### Re: Cool graphs using the sgn(x) function!!!

yes,but i  looked for ways to do it with only one function.

is there to merge a three-part piecewise function into one?

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## #7 2012-02-18 11:14:39

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### Re: Cool graphs using the sgn(x) function!!!

Hi anonimnystefy;

What is the piecewise function?

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## #8 2012-02-18 11:52:29

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### Re: Cool graphs using the sgn(x) function!!!

e.g.:

f(x)={(-1 when x<1,0 when x∈(-1,1),1 when x>1)

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## #9 2012-02-18 14:42:05

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### Re: Cool graphs using the sgn(x) function!!!

I can not see any of those images so I am having trouble understanding what you already did.

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## #10 2012-02-19 03:48:47

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### Re: Cool graphs using the sgn(x) function!!!

i put in some links instead of pictures.it should be fine now

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## #11 2012-02-19 05:44:38

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### Re: Cool graphs using the sgn(x) function!!!

I am still only getting Alpha' s site and that whirring thing.

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## #12 2012-02-19 06:14:51

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### Re: Cool graphs using the sgn(x) function!!!

what whirring thing?

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## #13 2012-02-19 06:20:51

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### Re: Cool graphs using the sgn(x) function!!!

The symbol for computation is running.

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## #14 2012-02-19 09:04:08

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### Re: Cool graphs using the sgn(x) function!!!

it's working fine for me.

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## #15 2012-02-19 10:13:28

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### Re: Cool graphs using the sgn(x) function!!!

Hi anonimnystefy;

Sorry, I am not getting anything.

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## #16 2012-02-19 10:39:44

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### Re: Cool graphs using the sgn(x) function!!!

hi bobbym

i don't know what to do,but you could try entering that into W|A yourself.

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## #17 2012-02-19 10:42:23

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### Re: Cool graphs using the sgn(x) function!!!

Yes, I have done that. I can now see it all.

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## #18 2012-02-19 10:50:40

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### Re: Cool graphs using the sgn(x) function!!!

and?

btw,i successfully installed wxMaxima.

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## #19 2012-02-19 10:54:12

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### Re: Cool graphs using the sgn(x) function!!!

That is good but you should have asked me first.

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If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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## #20 2012-02-19 10:54:39

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### Re: Cool graphs using the sgn(x) function!!!

why?

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## #21 2012-02-19 10:56:14

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### Re: Cool graphs using the sgn(x) function!!!

I would have suggested Geogebra, it comes with Maxima and with latexing capabilities.

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## #22 2012-02-20 02:33:30

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### Re: Cool graphs using the sgn(x) function!!!

hi bobbym

i think i have Geogebra on my desktop computer,and it's very good.i like that i'm able to give out commands instead of drawing everything "by hand" although i think that the latter is better.

but anyway Maxima by itself is not bad at all except for some few minor incapabilities.what i would like to do is find a way to solve recursions and then use the function that i get a a solution as a function on its own.

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## #23 2012-02-20 05:20:58

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### Re: Cool graphs using the sgn(x) function!!!

I do not know what Maxima's capabilities for solving recurrences is offhand. They are solved by two methods, generating functions and the auxiliary polynomial.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #24 2012-02-20 05:46:33

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### Re: Cool graphs using the sgn(x) function!!!

i know them both.for some of them i like GFs more,but for some too hard i like using the AP.

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## #25 2012-02-20 05:49:15

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### Re: Cool graphs using the sgn(x) function!!!

Generally, like DE's only some of them can be solved for.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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