Period of a Function

Pronunciation: /ˈpɪəɹ.ɪ.əd ʌv ə ˈfʌŋk.ʃən/ Explain

Graph of the sine function showing peaks at pi/2 and 5*pi/2, which gives a period of (5*pi/2-pi/2)=2*pi.
Figure 1: Period of a sine function.

A period of a function is an interval, usually of time or space, over which something repeats. Figure 1 shows the period of the sine function to be .

References

  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, period of a function. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 137. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book

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  • McAdams, David E.. Periodic function. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 8/15/2010. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/p/periodicfunction.html.

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McAdams, David E. Period of a Function. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/p/period.html.

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12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
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