Please share an answer with a simple example from the "daily" (colloquial) lives of humans for a signal which is "continuous" and explain what is it that rigorously makes it "continuous".
Please use the simplest language you can, as if you would explain it to a child.
Before creating this post I already done some research and found this definition:
A continuous time signal is a function that is continuous, meaning there are no breaks in the signal.
But I thought that there could be an explanation which is not "mathematical" (no "time" and "function" as applied in mathematics).
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um, "explain without math": what purpose does that serve? What do you need to be able to do with that knowledge afterwards? Because, if you don't know what a function is, well, honestly, thinking about continuous vs non-continuous signals makes little to no sense; you couldn't apply that knowledge anywhere.
I know what a function is.
Three possible purposes:
It will give a glimpse about with what signal processing experts work (curiosity seed).
It will allow a person to better categorize phenonmenons in reality
It will allow a person to understand a broader topic in which the term was reminded in a conversation.
I will also add that in Mathematics education it's good to start learning elementary concepts by daily life ("colloquial") examples and if this matter of "signal processing" is nonetheless a mathematical one than an example from daily life might raise the chance a student would learn "abstract" data about that.