Step Function: Definition, Equation & Examples


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What is the term for a function whose graph looks like a series of steps?

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1. Evaluate the following for the greatest and least integer function.

2. If a step function contains the right most (the largest endpoint) endpoint and not the left most endpoint (the smallest endpoint) of each interval, then is it a variation of the floor function or the ceiling function?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Understand what you know about the step function method with this worksheet and quiz. The questions on the quiz will assess your grasp of specific areas including how to describe a step function and evaluating functions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These resources will test how well you know how to:

  • Recognize whether or not a step function example is a variation of the floor function or the ceiling function
  • Solve for 'H' in a Heaviside function example
  • Evaluate a given graph of a step function

Skills Practiced

Use the quiz and worksheet to practice the following:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on a step function equation
  • Prolem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve step function practice problems
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as floor functions and ceiling functions

Additional Learning

This lesson is called Step Function: Definition, Equation & Examples and it will help you to learn more about this subject. The lesson will adhere to the following objectives:

  • Analyze step functions
  • Interpret a business graph
  • Understand the greatest integer function
  • Explain the least integer function
  • Define the Heaviside function