Re: Piecewise functions

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg51576] Re: Piecewise functions*From*: Helen Read <read at math.uvm.edu>*Date*: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 00:22:12 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: EM Computer Facility, The University of Vermont*References*: <cl9tau$7oi$1@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: hpr at together.net*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Luca wrote: > Hi all. I'm studying for the exam of signals and systems and I was > trying to plot some kind of functions I transformed for exercise. So, I > need to plot piecewise functions like: > > y(x) = x if x > 3 > y(x) = -x if -1 < x < 3 > y(x) = 1 else > > (should have been a system). > I found out in the guide the chapter about this, and I learned that it > is possible with the function UnitStep, which I know. Anyway, I found > it difficult to determine the equation of the function using this > method. Is it possible to do it simply writing everything like I did > before, more or less? i.e. without having to determine the equation > with the UnitStep function. y[x_] = Which[x > 3, x, -1 < x < 3, -x, x == 3 || x <= -1, 1] -- Helen Read University of Vermont