On the Approximation of the Cut and Step Functions by Logistic and Gompertz Functions

Anton Iliev Iliev, Nikolay Kyurkchiev, Svetoslav Markov


We study the uniform approximation of the sigmoid cut function by smooth sigmoid functions such as the logistic and the Gompertz functions. The limiting case of the interval-valued   step function is   discussed  using   Hausdorff metric.  Various expressions for the error estimates of the corresponding uniform and Hausdorff approximations are obtained. Numerical examples are presented using CAS MATHEMATICA.


cut function; step function; sigmoid function; logistic function; Gompertz function; squashing function; Hausdorff approximation.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11145/j.biomath.2015.10.101

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