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Homework Help: Windshield Wiper function

  1. Feb 10, 2005 #1
    It says that; Let f be continuous on [a,b]. Define a new function F on [a,b] as follows; For all x in [a,b], F(x)=int(a-x)f=int(a-x)f(t)dt.

    My teacher likes to call this the windshield wiper function, unfortunetly i missed the class in which he told us this. But from the notes, there isn't much explaination. So i was wondering if anyone knows what this function actually says, since i was trying to find in my book too but its hard without knowning the name used in texts, if there is such a thing.
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  3. Feb 10, 2005 #2
    is this the function?

    [tex] F(x) = \int_{a}^{x} f = \int_{a}^{x} f(t) dt [/tex]
  4. Feb 10, 2005 #3


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    Your notation is not clear. I am not sure I understand you.

    Is this what your are shooting for.

    [tex] F(x) = \int (a-x) f(x) dt [/tex]

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  5. Feb 10, 2005 #4
    yes sorry bout that, math student has it right, thats the one, btw i figured it out a bit like my classmate was tellin me not to worry and just now the antiderivative defintion. so its not as important, but i have another question instead, what type of function is bounded on a closed interval but is nonintegrable
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