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Re: Defining function

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  • Subject: [mg44541] Re: [mg44539] Defining function
  • From: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003 01:58:34 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <200311131236.HAA23886@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

One of the nicest things about Mathematica is that although you are 
clearly a beginner you have almost got it right!

f[t_]/;t>0 :=Exp[-I t];
f[t_]/;t<0 := 0;

Note that when you do that f[0] remains undefined. You can define it 
separately, e.g

f[0] := Sqrt[Pi] or whatever.

Andrzej Kozlowski
Yokohama, Japan
http://www.mimuw.edu.pl/~akoz/




On 13 Nov 2003, at 21:36, Ravinder Kumar B. wrote:

> Dear All,
> How to define a function over two different ranges in mathematica.
> For example
>
> f(t):= Exp[-i*t]  for t > 0   and
>      = 0          for t < 0
>
> Your response/clarification will be deeply appreciated.
> Regards,
> Ravi
>
>
>


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