# Homework Help: Piecewise smooth functions

1. Apr 14, 2009

### jaejoon89

I'm trying to find a Fourier series for exp(-ax) where a is a positive constant. How is exp(-ax) piecewise smooth?

2. Apr 14, 2009

### CompuChip

It is piecewise smooth in one big piece

If you take piecewise smooth to mean: smooth in all but finitely many points, it satisfies the definition because the number of points in which it is not smooth is zero ($< \infty$).