# monotonic

A sequence or function is said to be monotonic if it is

Intuitively, this means that a monotone sequence can be thought of a “staircase” going either only up, or only down, with the stairs any height and any depth. The same goes for step functions. Smooth (analytic) monotone functions are like “slopes,” either up or down at potentially varying steepnesess.

Title monotonic Monotonic 2013-03-22 12:22:43 2013-03-22 12:22:43 akrowne (2) akrowne (2) 5 akrowne (2) Definition msc 40-00 monotonically monotone