Problem:
Using Microcalc, graph the following function

Visualization:
There is a built-in function which will let us construct the function f

  1. Choose Beginning Calculus from the initial menu and press .
  2. Use the arrow keys to move to the menu item Graph y = F(x), press and .
  3. At the prompt, F(x) =, enter the function

    (-3-x)*step(-2-x) + x*step(4-x^2) + (x^2-4x+3)*step(x-2)

  4. and use the bounds
    x0 = -4 x1 = 4
    y0 = -4 y1 = 4
  5. You will then see the graph of this function.