Pronunciation: /ˈpisˌwaɪz ˈfʌŋk.ʃən/ Explain
A piecewise function is a
that consists of multiple sub-functions, each applying to a different
domain. An example of a piecewise function is
In the piecewise function , there
are two domains: x < 0 and
x ≥ 0.
When x < 0, the value of the
function is x2.
When x ≥ 0, the value of the
function is x.
- McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, piecewise function. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 139. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
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McAdams, David E. Piecewise Function. 4/27/2019. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/p/piecewisefunction.html.
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