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Homework Help: Step Function / Heavenside help

  1. May 15, 2006 #1
    Is this the proper way to write the Heavenside function for the following conditions:

    g(t) = t if t <= 8pi
    8pi if t > 8pi

    Heavenside: g(t) = t + (8pi - t)*U(t-8pi)
     
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  3. May 15, 2006 #2

    Tom Mattson

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    It's "Heaviside" actually. The correct spelling will come in particularly handy if you try to do these problems on Maple.

    Almost. You don't need the "<=" sign above. The unit step function is actually defined to be 1/2 at t=0.

    http://mathworld.wolfram.com/HeavisideStepFunction.html
     
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