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  • PlotDivision is an option for Plot which specifies the maximum amount of subdivision to be used in attempting to generate a smooth curve.
  • Plot initially uses PlotPoints equally spaced sample points. In attempting to generate curves with no bends larger than MaxBend, Plot subdivides by at most a factor of PlotDivision.
  • The finest resolution in Plot is of order 1/(PlotPoints PlotDivision).
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 1.9.3.
  • See also: MaxBend.

    Further Examples

    By severely reducing the number of allowable subdivisions, you make it virtually impossible for Mathematica to draw a smooth curve of a function that oscillates a lot.

    Evaluate the cell to see the graphic.