Ch 8: Graphing Piecewise Functions

About This Chapter

Watch online math video lessons to learn about graphs and equations of piecewise functions. Solidify your knowledge of this topic with self-assessment quizzes that follow each lesson.

Graphing Piecewise Functions - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Video lessons and quizzes in this chapter build on your knowledge of regular functions to help you learn what it takes to write equations for piecewise functions and employ the special techniques used to graph them. Instructors take the time to walk you through the steps involved in each process and use plenty of illustrations to drive home important concepts. They can also help you examine the real-life applications of piecewise functions. By the end of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Compare ordinary and piecewise functions
  • Find a piecewise function's domain
  • Graph and translate piecewise functions

Video Objectives
What Are Piecewise Functions? Find out what a piecewise function is. Get tips for evaluating piecewise functions, and investigate their uses to calculate payments and solve other types of financial problems.
How to Find the Domain of Piecewise Functions Learn how to find the domain of a piecewise function by examining its equations or its graph.
How to Graph Piecewise Functions Explore methods for graphing a piecewise function on the coordinate plane.
Translating Piecewise Functions Apply translations to shift a piecewise function's graph up, down, left and right. You can also learn how to stretch and reflect the graph of a piecewise function, and investigate how these transformations affect a function's domain.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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