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Re: How to set y always greater than or equal to x for a function?

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  • Subject: [mg46576] Re: How to set y always greater than or equal to x for a function?
  • From: Paul Abbott <paul at physics.uwa.edu.au>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 21:04:20 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: The University of Western Australia
  • References: <c1ehpp$kgg$1@smc.vnet.net>
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In article <c1ehpp$kgg$1 at smc.vnet.net>,
 Albert Franco <francoatnsuok at earthlink.net> wrote:

> This is an example of one line I would like to calculate in Mathematica:
> 
> Plot3D[Sqrt[y-x],{x,-100,100},{y,-100,100}];
> 
> How can I best edit this line to make y always greater than or equal to x 
> during calculation so the program doesn't try to take the square root of a 
> negative number?

  << Calculus`

  Plot3D[Boole[y >= x] Sqrt[y - x], {x, -100, 100}, {y, -100, 100}]; 

Cheers,
Paul

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