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Dirac Delta

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Evaluate the Dirac delta function.

The Dirac delta function may be loosely defined as

Dirac delta function.
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and is constrained to satisfy the identity

Note that the Dirac delta function is not a function in the traditional sense, as any real-valued function which is zero everywhere except at a single point, must have an integral equal to 0.

Installation

npm install @stdlib/math-base-special-dirac-delta

Usage

var diracDelta = require( '@stdlib/math-base-special-dirac-delta' );

diracDelta( x )

Evaluates the Dirac delta function.

var v = diracDelta( 0.0 );
// returns Infinity

v = diracDelta( 3.14 );
// returns 0.0

v = diracDelta( NaN );
// returns NaN

Examples

var linspace = require( '@stdlib/array-base-linspace' );
var diracDelta = require( '@stdlib/math-base-special-dirac-delta' );

var x = linspace( -1.0, 1.0, 101 );

var i;
for ( i = 0; i < x.length; i++ ) {
    console.log( 'dirac(%d) = %d', x[ i ], diracDelta( x[ i ] ) );
}

C APIs

Usage

#include "stdlib/math/base/special/dirac_delta.h"

stdlib_base_dirac_delta( x )

Evaluates the Dirac delta function.

double x = stdlib_base_dirac_delta( 0.0 );
// returns Infinity

x = stdlib_base_dirac_delta( 3.14 );
// returns 0.0

The function accepts the following arguments:

  • x: [in] double input value.
double stdlib_base_dirac_delta( const double x );

Examples

#include "stdlib/math/base/special/dirac_delta.h"
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <stdio.h>

int main( void ) {
    const double x[] = { -1.0, -0.5, 0.0, 0.5, 1.0, 3.14, 2.0 };
    
    double v;
    int i;
    for ( i = 0; i < 7; i++ ) {
        v = stdlib_base_dirac_delta( x[ i ] );
        printf( "dirac(%lf) = %lf\n", x[ i ], v );
    }
}

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For more information on the project, filing bug reports and feature requests, and guidance on how to develop stdlib, see the main project repository.

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