(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

The exercise: Make a Python function for computing

g(t) = e**(-a * t**2) and gderiv(t) = -2*a*t*g(t)

Return the function values of g(t) and gderiv(t). Apply the function to write out a result in the format:

g(1, a=0.5)=0.606531, g’(1, a=0.5)=-0.606531

I have made a function g(t, a) and gderiv(t,a), but I dont know how to print t and a so that i can print the result in the format: "g(1, a=0.5)=0.606531, g’(1, a=0.5)=-0.606531"

3. The attempt at a solution

from math import e

def g(t, a):

G = e**(-a*t**2)

Gderiv = -2*a*t*G

return G, Gderiv,

G,Gderiv = g(t = 1, a = 0.5)

print "g(%g, a=%g) = %.6f" % (t, a, G)

Edit: The problem is that t and a are not defined.

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