left-continuous function

left-continuous function

[′left kən¦tin·yə·wəs ′fəŋk·shən]
(mathematics)
A function ƒ(x) of a real variable is left-continuous at a point c if ƒ(x) approaches ƒ(c) as x approaches c from the left, that is, x <>c only.
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Then there exists a positive, decreasing, and left-continuous function [phi] = [phi](*) on [[p.sub.-], [p.sub.+]), such that