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Classification/terminology for shape of a curve

ATroelstein

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Jun 30, 2012
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I have generated the graph shown below and now would like to describe it at a high-level according to the curved nature of the plotted line. Besides simply stating observations such as the exponential growth at approximately x = 0.19, is there a classification or term for the shape of the curve this line makes? Thank you.

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Deveno

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MHB Math Scholar
Feb 15, 2012
1,967
semi-sinusoidal about an apparently exponential decay?

EDIT: also, "jagged" works for me :)
 

Klaas van Aarsen

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Mar 5, 2012
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I have generated the graph shown below and now would like to describe it at a high-level according to the curved nature of the plotted line. Besides simply stating observations such as the exponential growth at approximately x = 0.19, is there a classification or term for the shape of the curve this line makes? Thank you.

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Hi ATroelstein!

It looks like a step response followed by an exponential decay to some kind of saturation level.
Looks as if the exponential decay has a characteristic time of about 0.1 horizontal unit and a final saturation value of about 23 vertical units.
There appears to be a noise level on top of that with an amplitude of about 2 vertical units.
 

Deveno

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Feb 15, 2012
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Reminds me of a capacitor output curve after an impulse input voltage...