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* This command should be used only to restrict the display interval of a function.  To restrict the function’s domain, create a conditional function with the [[If Command|If command]], e.g. <br/><code>f(x) = If[-1 < x && x < 1, x²]</code>.
 
* This command should be used only to restrict the display interval of a function.  To restrict the function’s domain, create a conditional function with the [[If Command|If command]], e.g. <br/><code>f(x) = If[-1 < x && x < 1, x²]</code>.
* Example: <code>f(x) = Function[x^2, -1, 1]</code> produces a function equal to ''x<sup>2</sup>'' whose graph appears only in the interval [''-1'', ''1''].  However, while <code>g(x) {{=}} 2 f(x)</code> will produce the function ''g(x) = 2 x<sup>2</sup>'' as expected, this function is not restricted to the interval [''-1'', ''1''].
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* Example: <code>f(x) = Function[x^2, -1, 1]</code> produces a function equal to ''x<sup>2</sup>'' whose graph appears only in the interval [''-1'', ''1''].  However, while <code>g(x) = 2 f(x)</code> will produce the function ''g(x) = 2 x<sup>2</sup>'' as expected, this function is not restricted to the interval [''-1'', ''1''].
 
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Revision as of 01:48, 16 April 2011


Function[Function f, Number a, Number b]
Yields a function graph, that is equal to f on the interval [a, b] and not defined outside of [a, b].
Note:
  • This command should be used only to restrict the display interval of a function. To restrict the function’s domain, create a conditional function with the If command, e.g.
    f(x) = If[-1 < x && x < 1, x²].
  • Example: f(x) = Function[x^2, -1, 1] produces a function equal to x2 whose graph appears only in the interval [-1, 1]. However, while g(x) = 2 f(x) will produce the function g(x) = 2 x2 as expected, this function is not restricted to the interval [-1, 1].
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