Suppose we want to sketch the graph from -3 to 8.

- Enter by pressing “Math, Piecewise”.

2. Adjust the window setting to the required domain.

3. Trace the end point at -3 since it is not 1 complete cycle.

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# Category: Functions

## Sketching Periodic functions with GC

## Finding functions that form a particular composite function

## Solving function f = f inverse

## Challenging Functions problem 4

## Challenging Functions problem 3

## Challenging Functions problem 2

## Challenging functions problem 1

## Difference between f(f-inverse) and (f-inverse)f

## Periodic, even and odd functions

## Understanding Composite Functions

Suppose we want to sketch the graph from -3 to 8.

- Enter by pressing “Math, Piecewise”.

2. Adjust the window setting to the required domain.

3. Trace the end point at -3 since it is not 1 complete cycle.

H2 math syllabus 9740 did not state that periodic functions are included in the syllabus. However, questions on periodic functions have appeared in A level 2009 and 2013.

So it is good to learn periodic, even and odd functions.

**Periodic functions**

A periodic function has a graph with a basic pattern that repeats at regular intervals.

For example, sin x is periodic and its period is 2 pi.

sin(x) = sin(x+ 2pi)

For a periodic function with period a

f(x) = f(x+a) = f(x+2a) = ..

Simiarly

f(x) = f(x-a) = f(x-2a) = …

i.e. f(x) = f(x+ka) where k is an integer

**Even functions**

A function is said to be even if f(x) = f(-x) for all values of x. The graphs of all even functions are symmetrical about the vertical axis.

**Odd functions**

A function is odd if f(x) = -f(-x) for all values of x. The graphs of all odd functions are symmetrical about the origin. One section of the graph can be rotated about the origin through 180 degrees to give the other section.

For the composite function fg,

To find the range of the composite function, there are 3 approaches

**Method 2 (Only for strictly increasing or decreasing function)**

Since both function g and f are strictly increasing, we can deduce the range in the following manner:

**Method 3**

*Determine the range based on the rule and domain of the composite function*

Using the same f and g definition above,

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