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# Saw-tooth function

Quite sometime ago, I noticed something interesting regarding the saw-tooth function.

$y=\begin{cases} \lim _{ n\rightarrow \infty }{ f^{ n }\left( x \right) -x } \quad \text{ n is an even integer} \\ \lim _{ n\rightarrow \infty }{- f^{ n }\left( x \right) -x } \quad \text{ n is an odd integer} \end{cases}$ $f\left( x \right) =\sin \left( x \right) -x$ appears to describe the saw-tooth function.

I have no idea why this is so. If anybody knows, feel free to comment it. Thanks.

Note by Julian Poon
1 year, 7 months ago

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Your limit is confusing to read. I'm guessing that what you want is

$y = \lim_{n \rightarrow \infty} ( -1)^n f^n (x) - x.$ Staff · 1 year, 7 months ago