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Greatest Lower Bounded Irrational?

If all elements of $S$ are irrational and bounded from below by $\sqrt 2$ then $\inf S$ must be irrational . I would say this statement is true since $S=\{ \sqrt 2, \sqrt 3, \sqrt 5,\ldots\}$ the ...
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if $f_n\to f$ uniformly in $[a,b]$ then $f\in BV$

While preparing to test in calculus I found the question above: Let $f_n(x)\to f$ uniformlly on $[a,b]$. Prove or give counterexample: if $\forall n\in\mathbb N f_n(x)\in BV$ and $\exists M>0$ ...
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Pointwise convergence, bounded variation, and lim inf's

Suppose that $\{f_n\}_{n = 1}^\infty$ is a sequence of functions in $BV[0, 1]$ that converges pointwise to a function $f$ on $[a, b]$. Show that $V_a^b f \leq \liminf_{n \to \infty} V_a^b f_n$. I ...
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Construct a sequence of functions that does not converge in $B[a, b]$

Construct an example of a sequence of functions $(f_n)$ in $BV[0, 1]$ such that $f_n \to f$ uniformly on $[0, 1]$ for some function $f \in BV[0, 1]$, whereas $(f_n)$ does not converge to $f$ in the ...
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Bounded variation

For every $x \in \mathbb{R}$ define $$I(x) = \begin{cases}0 & \text{if } x \leq 0\\1 & \text{if } x > 0\end{cases}$$ Suppose that $(x_n)$ is a sequence of distinct points in (a, b) and that ...
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Let $f$ be a real valued sequentially continuous function relative to a closed bounded interval $I=[a,b]$. Prove that the set $f(I)$ is bounded above

The hint that I've been given is: for each n in the naturals, use the assumption that $n$ is not an upper bound for $f(I)$ to choose a sequence of $x_n$ (from $n=1$ to infinity) in $I$; then apply ...
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Perturbations of a function of bounded variation

Suppose $f,g:[0,1]\rightarrow[0,1]$, $g>0$, and $f/g$ is of bounded variation. If $f_n, f \in C^1[0,1]$ and $f_n \rightarrow f$ in $C^1$. Does it follow that $\exists N$ such that $f_n/g$ is of ...