Math Definitions - Letter P

Periodic Function

Definition of Periodic Function

A periodic function is a function that repeats itself over and over again.

The trigonometric functions are all periodic functions. Some examples of periodic functions are \(y = \sin (x)\), \(y= \cos (x)\), and \(y = \tan (x)\).

The function graphed below is periodic.

Definition of Periodic Function


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.


Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter P

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Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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