Sorry that I don't know how to form piecewise functions using Latex, so I'll just describe it using and
The piecewise function is as follows:
In the solution that my professor posted, he states that we can ignore the part of the series because it's an even function. That part I understand. However, when he goes on to solve for and he ignores the part of the original function. Is this because only x's greater than zero are significant, or is there another reason for this?
If anyone could answer this as soon as possible, I have a final a 8am EST tomorrow morning.
Edit...Could it possibly have something to do with the symmetry of the two functions, since they sort of form a when they are both graphed together?