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

1. Mar 3, 2008

viet_jon

[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?

2. Mar 4, 2008

Gib Z

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.

3. Mar 4, 2008

HallsofIvy

Staff Emeritus
"the long each cycle is"??

(I myself nefer make typos!)

4. Mar 4, 2008

thankx gib.