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### Proving convexity of a function whose Hessian is positive semidefinite over a convex set

C is a convex set in R^n and f:R^n --> R is twice continuously differentiable over C. The Hessian of f is positive semidefinite over C, and I want to show that f is therefore a convex function. I ...
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### partial derivative of $f(x,y)$ who satisfies $f_{xx}-f_{yy}=0$

Suppose that $z=f(x,y)$ and its second-order partial derivative is continuous. It also satisfies $\displaystyle\frac{\partial^{2}f}{\partial x^{2}}-\frac{\partial^{2}f}{\partial y^{2}}=0$,$f(x,2x)=x$ ...
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### Differentiability of $f(x,y,z) = \sqrt{|xyz|}$

I need to study this function: $f(x,y,z) = \sqrt{|xyz|}$ at the point $P=(0,0,0)$. I have determined it is continuous at P. That is, $\lim_{(x,y,z)\to (0,0,0)} f(x,y,z) = f(0,0,0) = 0$ Also, that ...
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### Prove the diffentiability of a function of a continous function at x=0.

If $f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ is continuous at $x=0$, prove that $g(x)=xf(x)$ is differentiable at $x=0$. So this is the definition of a continuous function: $$\lim_{x \to 0} f(x) = f(0)$$ ...
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### Finding continuity and differentiability of a multivariate function

Determine whether the following functions are differentiable, continuous, and whether its partial derivatives exists at point $(0,0)$: (a) $$f(x, y) = \sin x \sin(x + y) \sin(x − y)$$ ...
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### If $f$ is $C^1(\mathbb{R})$, is it $C^1(\{a\})$?

Say I have a well-behaved function like $f(x)=x$. This is obviously $C^1$, but does it make sense to say the function is $C^1$ around a single point? A broader question, if $a\in\mathbb{R}$, does ...
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### Suppose all partial derivatives of $f$ exist at $x_0$; is $f$ continuous at $x_0$?

Consider $f : C \to \mathbb{R}$ with $C \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ being open: Suppose $f$ is differentiable at $\mathbf{x}_0 \in C$. Is $f$ continuous at $\mathbf{x}_0$? Why? Suppose all partial ...
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### If $f$ is continuous on $[0,\infty)$ and differentiable on $(0,\infty)$ and if $lim_{x\to\infty}f'(x)=0$ Then $f$ uniformly continuous on $[0,\infty)$

I got this problem: Let $f$ be a continuous function on $[0,\infty)$ and differentiable function on $(0,\infty)$ such that $\lim_{x\to\infty}f'(x)=0$. (1) Prove that for each $0<\epsilon$ there ...
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### Finding the values of $a$ and $b$ such that $f$ is continuous and differentiable at $x = 1$? [closed]

The equation is $F(x) = \begin{cases} x^2 & \text{if } x \leq 1 \\ ax+b & \text{if } x>1 \end{cases}$ Differentiable at $x = 1$ I'm having a hard time understanding on how to ...
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### Continuity and differentiability on piecewise function

Let $$f(x)=\begin{cases}x^2-3, & x<0;\\-3, & x\geq 0.\end{cases}$$ (a) Find the value of $x$ where $f$ is discontinuous (b) Find the value of $x$ where $f$ is non-differentiable ...
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### Derivative of an Inverse Function

Can someone please give me a simple proof of this- If $f$ is differentiable on an interval containing $c$ and $f'(c) \neq 0$, then $f^{-1}$ (inverse of $f$) is differentiable at $f(c)$. I can see ...
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### Continuity and differentiablity [closed]

True or False ? If $f : \mathbb R \to \mathbb R$ satisfies $$|f(x) − f(y)| ≤ |x − y|^{\sqrt{2}}$$ for all $x, y \in R$, then $f$ must be a constant function. Let $f : \mathbb R\to \mathbb R$ be ...
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### derivability don't imply partial to be continuous ? example

Is $$f(x,y) =\begin{cases} x^2+2x+2y & \text{ for } (x,y)\neq (0,0) \\ y^2 & \text{ for } (x,y)=(0,0) \end{cases}$$ derivable? But its partials are not continuous?
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### continuity, discontinuity derivative and relation to being derivative but its partials are not continuous

is $$f(x) =\begin{cases} x^2\sin(\frac{1}{x}) \mbox{ for } x\neq 0 \\ 0 \mbox{ for } x= 0\end{cases}$$ a continuous function specially at point x=0? And why being derivable its derivative is not ...
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### Applications of Continuity and Differentiability on a Tough Qn

Given f is cont on [0,1] and that it is twice differentiable on (0,1). Suppose that Integral from 0 to 1 of f(x) dx = f(0) = f(1). Prove that there exist a number c where c is an element of (0,1) ...
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### Derivability of a piecewise function

Let's say I have a continuous piecewise function of a single variable, so that $y = f(x)$ if $x < c$ and $y = g(x)$ if $x>=c$. Is it right to say that the derivative of the function at $x=c$ ...
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### Continuity of the inverse matrix function

For a differentiation module I am taking one of the exercises (not homework) asks: Show that the set $U \subset \mathbb{R}^{n^{2}}$ of matrices $A$ with $det(A) \neq 0$ is open. Let $A^{-1}$ be the ...
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### If a differentiable function has bounded derivative, Must it be that its derivative continuous?

I got this question: Let $f$ be a continuous function on the closed interval $[a,b]$ and differentiable on the open interval $(a,b)$, If $f'$ is bounded on $(a,b)$, Must it be the case that $f'$ is ...
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### Can monsters of real analysis be tamed in this way?

Consider the Weierstrass Function (somewhat generalized for arbitrary wavelengths $\,\lambda > 0$ ): $$W(x) = \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{\sin\left(n^2\,2\pi/\lambda\,x\right)}{n^2}$$ $W(x)$ is an ...
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### Question about limits and Mean Value Theorem

Let $f:(a,b) \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ and $g:(a,b) \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be differentiable on (a,b) with $g'(x) \neq 0$ for all $x$ in $(a,b)$. Suppose $\lim_{x \to b-}\dfrac{f'(x)}{g'(x)}$ ...
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### Construct a function that is nowhere differentiable.

I have been working on this question for a very long time now and seem to have reached a dead end, I will show all my attempted solutions, and any help on the various parts of the question would be ...
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### Differentiability implies continuity — possibly pedantic question about the common proof

The common proof that differentiability implies continuity arrives at this limit: $$\lim_{x\to a} [f(x) - f(a)] = 0$$ I'm failing to see the simple justification for moving to the next step, which ...
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### Are “most” continuous functions also differentiable?

Let $A$ be a nonempty open subset of $\mathbb{R}$. Consider a function $f : A \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$. Given that $f$ is continuous, what is the probability that it is differentiable? I suspect it ...
### Prove where $|x|^2(\sin(\pi|x|))^2$ (piecewise) is differentiable in $\mathbb{R}^2$
List all points in $\mathbb{R}^2$ at which $f$ is differentiable as well as ALL points in $\mathbb{R}^2$ where $f$ is not differentiable (implied by the first list) when f(x) = ...
### If $f$ is continuous on $(0,5)$, is it uniformly continuous on same interval
I have a function, $f$ that is differentiable on $(0,5)$, and I know it is continuous on $(0,5).$ Is it also uniformly continuous on $(0,5)?$ I believe it is. I now know that it is not. Can someone ...