Jump Discontinuity

Pronunciation: /dʒʌmp ˌdɪs kɒn tnˈu ɪ ti/ Explain

Graph of a function that equals 2 on the range [-8,1] and equals 1 on the range (1,8]
Figure 1: A function with a jump discontinuity at 1.

A jump discontinuity is a discontinuity where the value of a function 'jumps'. In more exact terms, a jump discontinuity occurs at a value of the independent variable where the right hand limit and left hand limit both exist, but these limits are not equal to each other.

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McAdams, David E. Jump Discontinuity. 8/8/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/j/jumpdiscontinuity.html.

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8/7/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, implemented new Geogebra protocol. (McAdams, David E.)
3/4/2010: Added "References" and figure 1. (McAdams, David E.)
7/12/2007: Initial Version. (McAdams, David E.)

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