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Primitive recursive functions and characteristic functions. Methods of proof- examples. Illumination.

I am puzzling over a sentence in an example in a textbook, showing that a function $f$, defined by cases, is primitive recursive. Let $E$ be the set of even natural numbers. The function $f$ defined ...
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Evaluation of Derivative Using $\epsilon−\delta$ Definition

Consider the function $f \colon\mathbb R \to\mathbb R$ defined by $f(x)= \begin{cases} x^2\sin(1/x); & \text{if }x\ne 0, \\ 0 & \text{if }x=0. \end{cases}$ Use $\varepsilon$-$\delta$ ...