Intuitively, a continuous function is one where small changes of input result in correspondingly small changes of output. Use this tag for questions involving this concept. As there are many mathematical formalizations of continuity, please also use an appropriate subject tag such as (real-analysis) ...

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Proving a norm is lipschitz

Let $M\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$. Define the function $f\colon\mathbb{R}^n\to\mathbb{R}$ by $f(x)=\Vert Mx\Vert$. Show that $f$ is Lipschitz. Let $x,y\in\mathbb{R}^n$, then we want to find a ...
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quotient of two differentiable functions is differentiable

I have two functions $k(t)$ and $l(t)$ in a certain closed interval $[a,b]$ both functions are continuous and differentiable in the interval. In addition we have: Both functions are increasing with ...
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conditions for continuous function

A function $f\colon [0,1]\to [0,\infty)$ is continuous and satisfies $f(0) = \lim_{x\to 0^+}\frac{f(x)}{x}$ und $ f(x)\le\int_0^x \frac{f(s)}{s}ds$ for all $x\in[0,1]$. I'm curious if it implies ...
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Continuity of the function $f(x)=\lim\limits_{n \to \infty}\frac{x}{1+(2\sin(x))^{2n}}$

I was studying the continuity of the function: $f(x)=\lim\limits_{n \to \infty}\frac{x}{1+(2\sin(x))^{2n}}$ I understood that the function behave as $ f(x)=x \quad2 \sin(x) \leq 1 \\ f(x)=0 ...
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Is this operator a distribution?

Is this operator: $$T: \mathcal{C}^{\infty}_0 \ni \varphi \to \lim_{x \to \infty} x^2 e^{-x} \varphi'(x) \in \mathbb{R}$$ a distribution (generalized function)? I need to check two things: whether ...
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How to show map is non-singular

Let $f:\;\mathbb{R}^n\to\mathbb{R}^n$ be differentiable. Suppose that for all $x\in\mathbb{R}^n:$ $$\lVert \mathrm{D}f(x)-\mathrm{I}\rVert\leq \frac{1}{2}$$ where $\lVert\cdot\rVert$ is the ...
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Proving a Function Continuous with Non-Standard Analysis

I am reading a text on non-standard analysis. I need to prove the following: Suppose that $f$ is non-decreasing on the real interval $[a,b]$ and that $f$ satisfies the intermediate value property. ...
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Continuity of Monte-Carlo simulations with uniformly distributed input parameters

Suppose a continuous and monotone function $f:\mathbb{N} \times \mathbb{N} \rightarrow \mathbb{N}$ to be given. So, in the general case, if I slightly change parameters $a$ and $b$, the function ...
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Finding the domain of $\frac{1}{x}|x^2 - 1|$ [on hold]

What is the domain of this function $F(x)=\frac{1}{x}|x^2 - 1|$ Can someone please tell me how to find it ?
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How to show that $f$ is a straight line?

Let $f:\mathbb R\to\mathbb R$ be continuous such that $f(\frac{x+y}{2})=\frac{f(x)+f(y)}{2}~\forall~x,y\in\mathbb R.$ How to show that $f$ is a straight line?
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Why is the function continuous at a point which gives the case 0/0?

I have this function : $f(x) = \frac{6x^2+18x+12}{x^2-4}$, the domain is R. How come its graph is continuous at $x = -2$? I know it can be simplified to $\frac{6(x+1)}{x-2}$ ( firstly $f(x) = ...
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Is it possible to extend $f(z)=\frac{\Re(z)}{|z|}$ by continuity at $z=0$?

Is it possible to extend $f(z)=\frac{\Re(z)}{|z|}$ by continuity at $z=0$? Let $z=r(\cos(\theta)+i \sin(\theta))$. Then $\frac{\Re(z)}{|z|} = \frac{r \cos(\theta)}{r} = \cos(\theta) $; as the ...
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Calculus: Proving Continuous Function by Intermediate Value Theorem [duplicate]

Prove step by step: Let $f(x)$ be a continuous function from the closed interval $[a, b]$. Use the Intermediate Value Theorem to show that $f(x)$ has a fixed point, that is, there is a point $x \in ...
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Existence of a limit - Composition of continuous functions - Questioning [duplicate]

The question of Jim Darson to this link, Don Antonio replied using a similar property in the composite of continuous functions ($\frac{\text{Re}\,z}z$ and the line $\;y=mx\;$) is continuous, but with ...
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Lipschitizianity of the square root of a positive $C^2$ function

I was trying to solve this exercise. Let $f\in C^2(\mathbb{R})$ a strictly positive function such that $f''$ is bounded. Then prove that $\sqrt{f}$ is Lipschitz. A first idea was to prove that it's ...
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Continuity and differentiability for $\sin(\sqrt x)$ & $\sinh(\sqrt {-x})$?

Let $f: \Bbb R \to \Bbb R$ with $$f(x)= \begin{cases} {\sin(\sqrt{x})\over\sqrt{x}},& \text{for } x>0\\ 1,& \text{for } x=0\\ ...
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Is it possible to extend $f$ by continuity at $z = 0$? Why or why not?

Let $f(z) = \frac{z}{|x|}$, with $z \not=0$ (a) Construct two sequences ${u_n}$ and ${v_n}$ such that $\lim_{n \to \infty} u_n = 0$ and $\lim_{n \to \infty} v_n = 0$ $\lim_{n \to \infty} f(u_n)$ ...
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If a function is discontinuous at one point, then filled in, is it now continuous?

I am looking at the continuity of the following function $f(x) = \sin(1/|x|), f(0) = 0$ So this is $f(x) = \sin(1/|x|)$ filled in at $x = 0$ Clearly, $\lim\limits_{x \to 0} f(x) = 0 $ by squeeze ...
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Can I prove a function is continuous by looking at the domain?

I came across the following question in a calculus book: For the function $$f(x)=1-\sqrt{1-x^2}$$ show that it is continuous on the interval $$-1≤x≤1$$ The solution in the book showed that the one ...
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How can I show the points of continuity of the following function

How can I show the points of continuity of the following function $$f(x) = \begin{cases} 2x, & \text{if $x \in \Bbb Q$} \\[2ex] x+3, & \text{if $x \in \Bbb I$ } \end{cases}$$ I am having ...
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Help with continuity [on hold]

Could you please clarify these questions to me. Find all the numbers for which the given function is discontinuous. $F(x)=[x-1]$ I think the solution is $\Bbb Z$ numbers right ? $F(x)= ...
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Nonlinear operator sends bounded set to relatively compact set

Consider $g$ a continuous function on $[a,b]\times\mathbb{R}$, and let $z_0\in\mathbb{R}$. Define the (nonlinear) operator on $C[a,b]$: $$Mv(x)=z_0+\int_a^x g(t,v(t))\,dt$$ for $x\in[a,b]$. Prove ...
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Let $S=[0,1) \cup [2,3]$ and $f:S \to \Bbb R$ be a strictly increasing map such that $f(S)$ is connected. Which of the following statements is true?

$f$ has exactly one discontinuity. $f$ has exactly two discontinuities. $f$ has infinitely many discontinuities. $f$ is continuous. I know theorems related to connectedness and ...
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Why is continuity needed to substitute value of derivative inside Riemann-Stieltjes Integral?

Given $f$ increasing on $[a,b]$, $g(x)\in R(\alpha)$ on $[a,b]$, $\alpha \in C([a,b])$ and $\alpha \in BV([a,b])$ $$ \beta(x)=\int_a^xg(z)d\alpha(z) \text{ on [a,b]} $$ Why is the additional ...
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Show that $f^{-1}$ is continuous

Let $E$ and $F$ two normed vector spaces, $A \subset E$ compact, $B \subset F$ and $f: A \to B$ is a bijective continuous function. As $f$ is bijective, we can defining the inverse function ...
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Show that $Gr(f)$ is compact

Let $A \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ a compact and $f : A \to \mathbb{R}^m$ a continuous function. Let the graph of $f$ $$Gr(f) = \{(x,f(x) : x \in A)\}.$$ Show that $Gr(f)$ is compact. My proof : ...
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Definition of continuity up to the boundary

Let $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be open and bounded. What does it mean $f\in C(\bar{\Omega})$, i.e. what does it mean $f$ to be continuous at $x \in \partial \Omega$, maybe $$\forall \epsilon >0 ...
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Is there a nice open set proof that multiplication is continuous?

For students in a first course in analysis or topology, proving that certain function are continuous can be very tricky. However, some proofs which are difficult for students to prove using the ...
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Piece wise function continuity [on hold]

Find all values of $a$ and $b$ so that the following function is continuous for all value of $x$. ($x\in\Bbb R$). $$ f(x)=\begin{cases}-3a+4x^5b&\text{when }x\le -1\\ ax-2b&\text{when ...
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Map from circle to real line

I am asked to show that, for any continuous $\phi:\;S^1\to\mathbb{R}$ where $S^1=\{ \|\mathbf{x}\|=1,\;\mathbf{x}\in\mathbb{R}^2\}$, there exists $\mathbf{z}\neq 0$ such that: ...
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Continuity proving of function with delta-epsilon

Prove continuity of function with the delta-epsilon definition in point $x_o=0$ $$f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$$ $$f(x) = \begin{cases} x^2+1, & x \in \mathbb{Q} \\[2ex] 2^x, & x \in ...
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Complex Continuity [on hold]

Is the function $f$, defined by $$ f(z) = \begin{cases} \frac{z^2+2iz-1}{2z^2+iz+1} & \text{ if } z \not \in \{-i\}\\ 0 & \text{ if } z = -i \end{cases}$$ continuous at $−i$? Explain your ...
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How can I show that this function is discontinuous at the point $x=1$?

Suppose you had the function $$ f(x) = \; \text{ the integer part of } x $$ I wish to show that this is not continuous at the point $x=1$, which I will try to do by showing that $\lim_{x \rightarrow ...
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is $x\sin(\frac{1}{x^2})$ uniformly continuous on $(0,1]$?

Is $x\sin(\frac{1}{x^2})$ uniformly continuous on $(0,1]$? I am really unsure how to start this one off. I have done checks for "similar" functions like: $f=\sin(\frac{1}{x}), x\in(0,1]$, by using ...
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Show $\cos(x^2)/(1+ x^2)$ is uniformly continuous on $\Bbb R$.

now here's how I did proceed. By definition a function $f: E →\Bbb R$ is uniformly continuous iff for every $ε > 0$, there is a $δ > 0$ such that $|x-a| < δ$ and $x,a$ are elements of $E$ ...
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Is $\frac{1}{\sin x}-\frac{1}{x}$ uniformly continuous on $(0,1)$?

So I am tasked with finding whether $\frac{1}{\sin(x)}-\frac{1}{x}$ is uniformly continuous on the open interval $I=(0,1)$. To look at the "simple" ways to prove it first: I obviously can't extend ...
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Continuous function of bounded variation that is non-monotone? [closed]

Construct a continuous function of bounded variation on the interval [0,1] which is not monotone in any subinterval. We can follow the pattern of the Cantor-Lebesgue function loosely. For example, at ...
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Construction of a continuous function which maps some point in the interior of an open set to the boundary of the Range

I was studying the Inverse function theorem when I came across the following problems : (Let the closed set $V$ i.e the range have non-empty interior) Does there exist a continuous onto ...
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Recovery sequence for semicontinuous functions

I have seen that the next statement holds (if my memory is not wrong) in a certain book. (I forgot which book this is.) For a lower semicontinuous function $f:(0,1)\to\mathbb{R}$ and a given ...
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differentiability of a function

Let $f$ be a continuous function on an open interval in $\mathbb R$ such that $|f|$ is differentiable. Can we show that $f$ is differentiable? I can get several examples of non-differentiable $f$ if ...
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Why is the inf-convolution of lower semicontinuous functions continuous?

I'm confusing now about the continuity of inf-convolution. I understand that the inf-convolution of lower semicontinuous functions is semiconcave and so it's locally Lipschitz continuous (in ...
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Why does $y(s)$ continuous imply that $f(s)$ with $f_l (s) = \frac{s_l + \max\{0,z_l(s)\}}{1+\sum \max\{0,z_l(s)\}}$ is continuous?

Let $z:\triangle^{L-1}\to \mathbb{R}^L$ be continuous. Define $f:\triangle^{L-1} \to \triangle^{L-1}$ be defined component wise as $$ f_l(s) = \frac{s_l + \max\{0,z_l(s)\}}{1+\sum_{l=1}^L ...
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Linearizing Euler's continuity equations

I have three Euler equations (for a polytropic gas) and I'd like to linearize them to get 2 other equations. Any help would be appreciated! The 3 initial equations are: 1) ...
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Suppose that $f(0)=f(2\pi)$. Show that there exists an x such that $f(x)=f(x+\pi)$.

I am supposed to show that there exists an $x$ in the interval $[0,\pi]$ such that $f(x)=f(x+\pi)$ by considering another function $g:[0,\pi] \to \mathbb{R}$ defined by $g(x)=f(x)-f(x+\pi)$. Should I ...
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If $Z(f)$ is the zero set, prove that $Z(f)$ is closed

Introduction: Exercise from Principles of Mathematical Analysis, third edition (Rudin), page 98. Exercise: Let $f$ be a continous real function on a metric space $X$. Let $Z(f)$ (the zero set of ...
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Derivation with Euler's Equations

I have three equations as follows (for a polytropic gas): 1) $\displaystyle\quad\frac{\partial\rho}{\partial t}+\nabla\cdot\rho \mathbf{u} = 0$ 2) $\displaystyle\quad\rho \left( \frac{\partial ...
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Show that a continuous function f either has a root hence $f(c)=0$ or $|f(x)|> e$ for $e>0$.

From what I understand, I am being asked to show that a function $f$ on an interval $[a,b]$ either has a root $c$ such that $f(c)=0$ or it does not have a root hence $|f(x)|\ge e$. Should I apply the ...
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Continuity of a function with complex variables

How could I show if or not the following piece-wise defined function is continuous at the point $z=-i$? $$f(z)=\left\{ \begin{matrix} \frac{z^2+2iz-1}{2z^2+iz+1}, & z \neq -i \\ 0, & z=-i ...
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Prove that a function is continuous (square integrability)

I need help for the following proof of continuity: Let $E=L_2([t_0,t_1],\mathbb R)$ be a Hilbert space of square-integrable real-valued functions on $[t_0,t_1]$. Let ...
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proof that an arbitrary homeomorphism $h: B_{1}[0] \rightarrow B_{1}[0]$ maps $S^n$ to $S^n$

Intuitively this proposition seems true, but I've been told that is not a trivial thing to prove. Is there any simple proof (or counter-example) for the proposition: Consider the closed ball of ...