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Special Functions

  • Step functions have graphs that are a series of steps. The steps can be going upward or downward.

  • Constant functions are of the form f(x) = c, where c is a real number. Their graphs are horizontal lines.

  • A piecewise function is defined differently on different intervals in the domain. The graph consists of a different graph on each interval

  • The absolute value function is an example of a piecewise function. Its graph looks like a V, translated horizontally or vertically.

Special Functions

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Step Functions 0:13
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    • Example: Birthday Function
  • Absolute Value Functions 5:21
    • Graph
  • Piecewise Functions 7:34
    • Example
  • Lecture Example 1 10:20
  • Lecture Example 2 14:38
  • Additional Example 3
  • Additional Example 4