Re: Draw two functions in a graph, one of them does also

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• Subject: [mg90194] Re: [mg90176] Draw two functions in a graph, one of them does also
• From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
• Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2008 05:28:26 -0400 (EDT)
• Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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```First of all, you don't have two functions of x: you have the function f
of x and then you have a function of two variables a and x.  I presume
you wish to treat a as a parameter in g.

Second, you don't have Mathematica syntax for the two functions!

Here's one way:

f[x_] := -x^2 + 6 x
g[a_][x_] := a x

Plot[{f[x], Table[g[a][x], {a, 0, 3}]}, {x, 0, 1}]

Add an option if you wish that makes the zero function (when a==0) be
more visible:

Plot[{f[x], Table[g[a][x], {a, 0, 3}]}, {x, 0, 1},PlotStyle->Thick]

That plots f in one color and the several g[a] in a second color.  If
you want automatic coloring with more than two colors, you could do this:

Plot[Evaluate@{f[x], Table[g[a][x], {a, 0, 3}]}, {x, 0, 1}]

(I don't know why the Evaluate does this!)

Another approach is to treat g as a function of two variables:

Clear[g]
g[a_,x_]:=a x

And then:

Plot[{f[x], Table[g[a, x], {a, 0, 3}]}, {x, 0, 1}]

Felipe Mannshardt wrote:
> Is there a way to do a Plot do draw this two functions in the same graph ?
> I am asking because i am having problems due the parameter  "a".
>
> I have,
>
> f(x)= -x^2 + 6x
> g(x)= ax
>
> i want to draw them in the same graphic and with a from 0 to 3 . . .
>
> Can not think of a way of doing this, due the "a" parameter . . .
>
> Plot[{f[x],[g[a][x]},{x,0,7},{a,0,3}]
>
>
> Can some help me out with this small issue ?
>
>

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