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### Are all singular functions of bounded variation?

Let $f$ be a function of bounded variation on $[a,b]$. Then there exist a unique pair (up to adding a constant) of absolute continuous function $g$ and singular function $h$ (i.e., $h'=0$ a.e.) such ...
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### holomorphic functions with nonvanishing derivative on unit disk $D$

Let $f$ be a holomorphic function on the unit disk $D$. Suppose for any $z\in D$, $f'(z)\neq 0$. Then does $f$ have to be a conformal map from $D$ to $f(D)$?
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### When do evaluation and the integral sign “commute”?

This is a difficult question to put into words so it's much easier to write the math. Let $a$ and $b$ be given constants and $g(y) \equiv \int_a^b f(x,y) dx$. When is $g(c) = \int_a^b f(x,c) dx$? I ...
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### the continuity of total variation function of a continuous function of bounded variation [duplicate]

Let f be a continuous function of bounded total variation (refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_variation for the definition) on $[0,1]$, i.e., $\text{Var}_{[0,1]}f<\infty$. Then the total ...
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### Establish the absolute maximum of a function

We have this function:$$f(x)=\begin{cases} \sin(x) \cdot\ln(\sin2x), & \mbox{if }0<x<\pi/2 \\ 0, & \mbox{if }x=0,\mbox{or }x=\pi/2 \end{cases}$$ So, how to prove that it decreases and ...
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### holomorphic function with nonvanishing derivative on unit disk $D$

Let $f$ be a holomorphic function on the unit disk $D$. Suppose for any $z\in D$, $f'(z)\neq 0$. Then does $f$ have to be a conformal map from $D$ to $f(D)$?
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### How to establish this equivalence for integrals of step functions?

First Statement: Let $s$ be an arbitrary step function defined on the closed interval $[a,b]$. Then we have $$\int_{a}^{b} s(x) \ dx = \int_{a+c}^{b+c} s(x-c) \ dx.$$ Second Statement: Let $s$ be ...
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### Let $f$ be continuous and $U \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ open, if $f: U \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^m$ is injective then $n \leq m$?

I had intended to restrict the image then $f:U \rightarrow f(U) \subset \mathbb{R}^m$ is bijective. Therefore $\dim f(U) = n \leq m$. That's right?
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### Period of $\frac{\sin(Ny)}{sin y}$ with $N$ odd?

The function $$f(y) = \displaystyle \frac{\sin(Ny)}{\sin y}$$ is periodic with period $2 \pi$ in general. But tracing the graphic of that function for $N$ odd it seems that for $0 \leq x < \pi$ ...
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### $f'$ is bounded and isn't continuous on $(a,b)$, so there's a point $y\in(a,b)$ such that $\lim_{x\to y}f'$ does not exist

Prove/disprove: $f$ has a bounded derivative and $f'$ isn't continuous on $(a,b)$, so there's a point $y\in(a,b)$ such that $\displaystyle\lim_{x\to y}f'$ does not exist. I think that if $f'$ ...
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### Help me how to find the limit. In this case something is strange.

A fn(x) is a sequence of function. fn:[0,1]→R defined by fn(x) = n(1-x) × x^n. And I want to know limit of this function as n→∞. In my opinion we can see this like this n(1-x) × x^n. So as n→∞, ...
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### right derivative of a continuous function

Let $f:(a,b)\longrightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be continuous. Suppose $D_+f(x)=\lim_{h\to 0+}\frac{f(x+h)-f(x)}{h}\geq 0$ for any $x\in (a,b)$. Prove that $f(x_1)\geq f(x_0)$ whenever $x_1\geq x_0$. How to ...
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### A smooth function instead of a piecewise function

I want to find a smooth function approximating f(x) as best as possible: \begin{equation*} f(x) = \begin{cases} x & \text{if } x \le a,\\ a & \text{if } x > a. \end{cases} \end{equation*} ...
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### Is constructing a function that DNE a sufficient counterexample to show the function does not diverge to $\infty$?

Prove or disprove: If $f(x)\to 0$ as $x\to a^+$ and $g(x)\geq 1$ for all $x\in \mathbb{R}$, then $g(x)/f(x)\to\infty$ as $x\to a^+$. Counterexample: Let $f(x)=0$ and $g(x)=1$ for all ...
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### Prove or disprove: if $f$ and $fg$ are continuous then $g$ is continuous.

Prove of provide a counterexample: Suppose that $f$ and $g$ are defined and finite valued on an open interval $I$ which contains $a$, that $f$ is continuous at $a$, and that $f(a)\neq 0$. Then $g$ is ...
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### When $f(x+1)-f(x)=f'(x)$, what are the solutions for $f(x)$?

The question is: When $f(x+1)-f(x)=f'(x)$, what are the solutions for $f(x)$? The most obvious solution is a linear function of the form $f(x)=ax+b$. Is this the only solution? Edit I should ...
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### Use the Mean Value Theorem to prove the Binomial Inequality?

Binomial Inequality: $\forall x \in \mathbb{R}, x\geq-1, \forall n \in \mathbb{N}: (1+x)^{n} \geq 1+nx$ I need to prove this using the Mean Value Theorem: If $f$ is continuous on $[a,b]$ and ...
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### product rule for matrix functions?

Given a real rectangular matrix $X$, and two scalar-valued matrix functions, $f(X)$ and $g(X)$, does the product rule for differentiation of a product of scalar valued functions, hold when ...
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### confusion regarding the concept of a function

I was reading principles of mathematical analysis by Walter Rudin chapter 2 when a confusion about the definition of a function cropped up. (Read definition in comment below) I had thought that ...
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### Function whose integral is equal to the function

Let $\lambda \in \mathbb{R}$ be a constant, $\lambda \neq 0$. Is there a function $f \in C[0,1]$, $f \neq 0$, that satisfies the following relation: $$\lambda f(s) = \int_0^s f(t) \, dt$$ Attempt at ...
Suppose $f:X\rightarrow Y$ is 1-1 and continuous. Is $f^{-1}:f(X)\rightarrow X$ continuous too? If not, can you explain it?