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Period and cycle of a function .is the same thing, no?

  1. Mar 3, 2008 #1
    [SOLVED] period and cycle of a function.....is the same thing, no?

    it essentially is right?


    but can be further defined as

    a)cycle.....-can start at any x point

    b)period....-the unit measure of the cycle



    correct?
     
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  3. Mar 4, 2008 #2

    Gib Z

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    One cycle refers to a specific period starting from one specific point on the function. A period is the long each cycle is. So yes you were pretty much right.
     
  4. Mar 4, 2008 #3

    HallsofIvy

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    "the long each cycle is"??

    (I myself nefer make typos!)
     
  5. Mar 4, 2008 #4
    thankx gib.
     
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