Heaviside unit step function. Hi friends, today it’s all about the Heaviside unit step function. So here it goes!!

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**Heaviside unit step function**

**Solved examples of Heaviside unit step function**

Disclaimer: None of these examples are mine. I have chosen these from some book or books. I have also given the due reference at the end of the post.

So here is the first example.

**Example 1**

According to Stroud and Booth (2011)*, “Express in terms of the Heaviside unit step function

”

**Solution**

Now here the given function is:

As I can see, here the function has a break at .

So I’ll write this function in such a way so that the first part of the function is switched off at . Also, the second part of the function is switched on at .

Therefore, in the unit step form, the function will be

Now here the second term switches off the first function at . And the third term switches on the second function .

Next, I’ll simplify the function in unit step form to get

Hence I can conclude that this is the answer to the given example.

Now I’ll give another example.

**Example 2**

According to Stroud and Booth (2011)*, “Express in terms of the Heaviside unit step function

”

**Solution **

Now here the given function is:

As I can see, here the function has two breaks – one is at and the other one is at .

So I’ll write this function in such a way so that the first part of the function is switched off at . Also, the second part of the function is switched on at . Next, the function is switched off at . Finally, the function is switched on at .

Therefore, in the unit step form, the function will be

Now I’ll simplify it to get

Hence I can conclude that this is the answer to the given example.

Now I’ll give another example.

##### Example 3

According to Stroud and Booth (2011)*, “A function is defined by

Determine the function in terms of the unit step function.”

**Solution**

Now here the given function is:

As I can see, here the function has two breaks – one is at and the other one is at .

So I’ll write this function in such a way so that the first part of the function is switched off at . Also, the second part of the function is switched on at . Next, the function is switched off at . Finally, the function is switched on at .

Therefore, in the unit step form, the function will be

Now I’ll simplify it to get

Hence I can conclude that this is the answer to the given example.

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