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The period of the function $f(x)=a\cdot \sin(ax)+a$

What is the period of the following function $$f(x)=a\cdot \sin(ax)+a, \mbox{ } x \in \mathbb{R}, a>0.$$ How can I find out? Thanks.
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$f(x)$ is periodic with period p.

Suppose $f(x)$ is periodic with period p and $g(x)$ is periodic with period q. Let $r$ be the L.C.M. of p and q, if it exists. Then show that: If $f(x)$ and $g(x)$ cannot be interchanged by adding a ...
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$f(x)$ is a periodic function with period $T$.

Prove that if $f(x)$ is a periodic function with period T, then the function $f(ax+b)$, where $a>0$, is periodic with period $\frac{T}{a}$. I started with, $$f[(a(x+T/a)+b]=f[(ax+b)+T]=f(ax+b).$$ ...
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Prove that $\exists x_1,x_2 \in \mathbb{R}$ with $|x_1-x_2|=\frac{T}{2}$ such that $f(x_1)=f(x_2)$

Let $f:\mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ be continuous periodic function with T>0. Prove that $\exists x_1,x_2 \in \mathbb{R}$ with $|x_1-x_2|=\frac{T}{2}$ such that $f(x_1)=f(x_2)$. I don't even know ...
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What can be said about a function that is odd (or even) with respect to two distinct points?

This question is a little open-ended, but suppose $f : \mathbb R \to \mathbb R$ is odd with respect to two points; i.e. there exist $x_0$ and $x_1$ (and for simplicity, let's take $x_0 = 0$) such that ...
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How do I prove that $\cos(\frac{1}{2}x)$ is a periodic function?

Given: $f(x)=\cos(\frac{1}{2}x)$. Prove: f is a periodic function with period 4π My math teacher never went over this so I don't know where to start or what to do :/
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Is this function periodic? [closed]

Is the following function periodic? $$f(x)=\cos(x)*\cos(x\sqrt5)$$ A function $f$ is said to be periodic with period $P$ ($P$ being a nonzero constant) if we have $$f(x+P) = f(x)$$ for all ...
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Minimum period of function such that $f\left(x+\frac{13}{42}\right)+f(x)=f\left(x+\frac{1}{6}\right)+f\left(x+\frac{1}{7}\right) $

Let $ f$ be a function from the set of real numbers $ \mathbb{R}$ into itself such for all $ x \in \mathbb{R},$ we have $ |f(x)| \leq 1,f(x)\neq constant $ and ...
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How to prove a function is periodic?

$$f(x)=\begin{cases}1&\text{if }2n-1<x<2n,\\0&\text{if }2n<x<2n+1. \end{cases} $$ Is this function is periodic or not? How can I prove it?
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$\cos(x)+\cos(x\sqrt{2})$ is not periodic

Show that the function $$f(x)=\cos(x)+\cos(x\sqrt{2})$$ is not periodic. I tried $x = a$ and $a\sqrt{2}$. I am guessing that the method of contradiction would be of some help over here. What else ...
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Set of periods of a real-valued function

Let $~f : E \rightarrow \mathbb{R}, ~ E \subset \mathbb{R}~~$ be a periodic fucntion and $ S = \{ T \in \mathbb{R} ~ : ~ \forall x\in \mathbb{R} ~~ f(x+T) = f(x) \} $ be the set of all periods of ...
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Periodic polynomial?

I was thinking if it was possible to create a polynomial that would be periodic all over the reals, since polynomials can be periodic on an interval. I then I found out the following function: ...
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Checking whether a function is even or odd and checking if a function is periodic

For given function, for example $f(x)=x^3+x^2-x-1$, to check whether it's even or odd, we have to find $f(-x)$. Therefore, $f(-x)=-x^3+x^2+x-1$, which proves the function is not odd neither even. ...
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Does anyone know of any additive periodic functions?

Anyone know of any periodic functions satisfying $f(xy)=f(x)+f(y)$, when gcd(x,y)=1, I need a function other then the function $a_d(k)$, thats 1 if d divides k, and 0 if it doesn't.
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When is the integral of a periodic function periodic?

I'm attempting some questions from Zwiebach - A First Course in String Theory, and have got stuck. I've proved that a function $h'(u)$ is periodic. The question then asks me to show that ...
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1answer
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Find the period of the following function

suppose that we have function $y=[2x]-3*[4x]$ here $[*]$ denotes as a minimum distance till integer. we are required to find period of this function,first of all i am confused in terms of ...
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What is the periodicity of the function $\sin(ax) \cos(bx)$ where $a$ and $b$ are rationals?

So, I have a general question first. What happens to the periodicity when we multiply two periodic trig functions with one another ? The next one is very specific, what is the period of the function ...
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Function with oscillating frequency?

I'm looking for a function whose frequency oscillates around a certain value (say, oscillating between 440 Hz and 880 Hz, at a rate of 1 Hz -- i.e., its frequency goes up and down once per second, ...