# Piecewise Function in MATLAB

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## Homework Statement

Hey there. I'm trying to plot a piecewise function in MATLAB and I'm having some decent success, but there's some things I'm wondering.

Here's the function: http://gyazo.com/d3493a0c13096878acf5a501af8a7f66

## The Attempt at a Solution

My strategy was to create an empty array to hold all the y values since plotting the x values is easy enough. I came up with this short snippet of code:

Code:
function plotFunction()
y = []; %Empty array to hold the y values

for i=-40:0.05:30
if i <= 0
y(end+1) = 38/11 + sin(i^2);
elseif i <= 9
y(end+1) = 38/(11-i);
else
y(end+1) = 1.5*sqrt(4*i) + 10;
end
end

plot(-40:0.05:30, y);
title('Piecewise Function Plot');
xlabel('x-values');
ylabel('y-values');

end
This code yields the following plot, which is really close, but there's something wrong:

http://gyazo.com/1ef70c9ccf6c44f81c14d9915c9edf86

What's with the funky activity near ##x = -30##? Why does it get all clumped up around there?

I tried tinkering with the increment of 0.05, but shrinking it clumps the graph together even more.