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$f\colon(-1,1)\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is bounded and continuous does it mean that $f$ is uniformly continuous?

Well, $f(x)=x\sin(1/x)$ does the job for counterexample? Please help!

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You're close: $$\sin\frac{1}{x+1}$$ is a counterexample to the statement.

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$\sin(x^2)$ is also a nice example and it's happening because it's not periodic.

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This function is continuous on $[-1,1]$, so it is uniformly continuous there. A fortiori on $(-1,1)$. –  1015 Apr 25 '13 at 16:37
    
Over the real line, this is, not on any bounded interval. –  Pedro Tamaroff Apr 25 '13 at 16:39

For continuity to lead to uniform continuity, domain has to be compact, and as you can see the domain is not compact here. Also, rightly $ f(x)=sin(\frac{1}{x+1}) $ serves as a counterexample or even $ \sin(e^x)$ for that matter.

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$\sin(e^x)$ is uniformly continuous on $(-1,1)$. –  commenter Oct 25 '12 at 11:17
    
Yes it is. Thanks. Don't know what I was thinking. –  Vishesh Oct 25 '12 at 11:18

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