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Unformatted text preview: 2.1 day 2: Step Functions “Miraculous Staircase” Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe, NM Two 360o turns without support! Greg Kelly, Hanford High School, Richland, Washington Photo by Vickie Kelly, 2003 “Step functions” are sometimes used to describe reallife situations. Our book refers to one such function: int( ) y x = This is the Greatest Integer Function . The TI89 contains the command , but it is important that you understand the function rather than just entering it in your calculator. int( ) x Greatest Integer Function: greatest integer that is x y = x y 0.5 0.75 1 1 Greatest Integer Function: greatest integer that is x y = x y 0.5 0.75 1 1 1.5 1 2 2 Greatest Integer Function: greatest integer that is x y = x y 0.5 0.75 1 1 1.5 1 2 2 Greatest Integer Function: greatest integer that is x y = x y 0.5 0.75 1 1 1.5 1 2 2 → Greatest Integer Function: greatest integer that is x y = The greatest integer function is also called the floor function ....
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2008 for the course MATH 131 taught by Professor Riggs during the Fall '05 term at Cal Poly Pomona.
 Fall '05
 Riggs
 Differential Calculus

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