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$f:\mathbb{R}^{n}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}^{m}$be continuous and define$g:\mathbb{R}^{n}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ by $g(x)=|f(x)|$ prove g is continuous

This was assigned as a practice problem for my multivariable calculus class, and its really not making sense to me, can someone help me out Let $f: \mathbb{R}^{n}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}^{m}$ be a ...
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What is wrong with this proof of continuity of a function of two variables?

If a function is define as: 1)$$f(x,y)=\begin{cases} \frac {2xy}{x^2+y^2} &\mbox{for} (x,y)\neq (0,0) \\0 &\mbox{for} (x,y)=(0,0) \end{cases} $$ Then the following proof argument, $$\frac ...
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2 examples to try to understand partials derivatives and deriviability

To prove that a functions has partial derivatives every partial has to exist, and every partial exist only if the limit of definition of partial exist. Is this right? Then if partials exist ,and the ...
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Continuity of the maximum of a function in two variables

The function $f( x, y)$ is continuous on $x\in [a,b]$, $y\in [a,b]$. Is the function $g(x) = \max_{y} f( x, y)$ continuous on $x\in [a,b]$?
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continuity single and multivariable function simple question

Why $$f(x,y) =\begin{cases} \frac{xy^2}{x^2 +y^2} \mbox{ for } (x,y)\neq (0,0) \\ 0 \mbox{ for } (x,y)= (0,0)\end{cases}$$ is continuous and $$f(x) =\begin{cases} 2 \mbox{ for } 0>=x>10 \\ 5 ...
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continuity single variable function and multivariable funtion and its parcial derivatives

Is f(x)=1/x discontinuous at point x=0 or not since its domain is x>0 and x<0? And what about f(x,y)=$\frac{xy^2}{x^2+y^2}$ continuity? And Df(x,y) exist or parcial derivatives are ...
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Show that the function $f(\textbf{x}) =|\textbf{x}| $ is continuous on $\mathbb{R}^n$

I can see this intuitively, but looking for a solid answer with reasoning. all ideas will be appreciated,
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Continuity of piecewise function

$$f(x,y) = \begin{cases} \dfrac{\sin(xy)}{xy} & \text{if $x y \ne 0$} \\ 1 & \text{if $xy=0$} \end{cases}$$ all ideas are appreciated i think this is non-continuous, i did by converting to ...
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Proof of the rank theorem in Rudin's PMA book

I am studying Rudin's proof of the rank theorem (theorem 9.32 in Principles of Mathematical Analysis.) We have an invertible function $H(x)$ defined on an open set. He claims we can "shrink" the open ...
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(Dis)continuity of function in $R^2$

$$f(x,y) = \begin{cases} a+2x^{2}-b(y-c), & x^{2}>2+x\wedge y<6\\ 3+cx-y, & else \end{cases}$$ $f(x,y)$ is continuous on $R^2$ if $a=-3, b=1, c=2$ I think it's true: insert ...
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Continuity of a multivariable function with “parts”

I'm trying to solve if $f$ is continuous: $$ f(x,y) = \begin{cases} x^3 + y^3 &\text{if }y>0 \\ x^2 &\text{if }y ≤ 0 \end{cases} $$ I have seen that $$\lim_{(x,y) \to (0,0)} ...
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What is meant by the continuity of the Hessian matrix

I have a simple and short question: "What is meant by the continuity of the Hessian matrix?" I guess it means that all the second partial derivatives of a function $f$ are continuous functions? is ...
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What am I doing wrong in this continuity check?

I want to show that the function $f$ is discontiunous. $f$ is defined as follows: $$f(x,y) := \begin{cases} (x^2+y^2)\cdot\sin(\frac{1}{\sqrt{x^2+y^2}}) & , (x, y) \neq (0,0) \\ 0 ...
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How to show $f(x)=\exp((|x|^2-1)^{-1})$ if $|x|<1$ and $f(x)=0$ if $|x|\geq 1$ is a test function?

What would be the formal argument for showing the function $f:\mathbb R^n\longrightarrow \mathbb R$, $$f(x):=\left\{\begin{array}{ccc} ...
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Epsilon delta prove for continuïty$ (1-\cos(|xy|))/y^2$

Let a function, $\mathbb{R}^2\to\mathbb{R}: \begin{Bmatrix} \frac{1-\cos(|xy|)}{y^2}&y\neq0\\ \frac{x^2}{2}&y=0 \end{Bmatrix} $ I have to prove this is continious. For y$\neq 0$, this is ...
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showing that $f(x,y)$ is continuous at $(0,0)$

Let $$f(x,y) = \begin{cases} 0, & \text{if $y \le 0$, $y \ge x^2$ } \\[2ex] 1, & \text{if $0 \lt y \lt x^2$ } \\ \end{cases}$$ Show that $f(x,y) \to 0$ as $(x,y) \to (0,0)$ along any ...
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Show that this function is continuous at $(0,0)$

In this case i'm struggling to show that the partial derivatives with respect to x are continuous. The answers always brush over how you determine it like it trivial so i think i'm missing something. ...
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Define multiple-variable function to be continuous

Define the function $f(x,y)= {{x^2 + y (x^2 + y)} \over {x^2 + y^2}}$ at $[0,0]$ so that the function would be continuous. I need help with this calculus problem. I mean, I guess it involves some ...
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Continuity proof of two-variable function.

The Assignment Determine if the following function is continuous in $(0,0)$. $$f: \mathbb{R}^2 \rightarrow \mathbb{R},\begin{pmatrix}x\\y\\\end{pmatrix} \rightarrow \begin{cases} ...
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Determine if the following function is continuous in $(0,0)$.

Assignment: Determine if the following function is continuous in $(0,0)$. $$f: \mathbb{R}^2 \rightarrow \mathbb{R},\begin{pmatrix}x\\y\\\end{pmatrix} \rightarrow \begin{cases} 1& ,x≤ 0, y ...
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Prove a two variable function to be continuos on an specific domain

Let the function $g:D \to \mathbb R^2$ be given by $$g(x,y)=2-|x+y|$$ with domain $D= \{(x,y) \in \mathbb R^2:x+y \leq2\}.$ How to prove it is continuous? I know that I need to prove this for every ...
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Show that $f: K_1(0) \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^3$ is Lipschitz.

Firstly, the Assignment: Let $V = (\mathbb{R}^3 ,\|\cdot\|_{\infty})$ where $\|\cdot\|_{\infty}$ denotes the maximum norm and consider the function: $$f: K_1(0) \rightarrow ...
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Continuity of a function in two variables

Function $f(x,y)$ is continuous in each variable separately. Prove that there exists a point where it is continuous in two variables. I do not quite understand how to act here. I know the ...
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Continuity of a piecewise defined function in two variables

I need some insight into the “approach” that I used to solve this problem. Namely, I was asked to find if the following function is continuous on all $\mathbb{R}^2$: $$ f(x, y) = \left\{ ...
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How would I finish this continuity proof?

I have a multivariable function $f$ with $$f(x, y) = \begin{cases} \frac{x^2+y^2}{y} & \text{if }y \neq 0\\ 0 & \text{if }y = 0 \end{cases}$$ and want to show that it is continuous at $(0, ...
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How to prove that $f(x,y)=3+2x+y$ is continuous?

The question is to prove that the function $f(x,y,z) = 3+2x+y$ is continuous everywhere. My approach uses the delta-epsilon method. $|(x,y)-(a,b)|\lt \delta$ then $|f(x,y)-f(a,b)|$. All I did was ...
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Checking if a piecewise defined function in two variables is continuous

How would I check if the following function is continuous? $$ f(x, y) = \left\{ \begin{array}{ll} \sqrt{1 - x^2 - y^2} & \text{, if } x^2 + y^2 \leq 1\\ 0 & \text{, otherwise} ...
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Directional derivatives of a multivariate function not defined at $(0,0)$

Let $$f(x,y)=\left\{ \begin{matrix} \frac{x^2y}{x^4+y^2} & (x,y)\neq(0,0) \\0 & (x,y)=(0,0)\end{matrix}\right.$$ It is easy to prove that the $f$ is not continuous at $(0,0)$ (doing the ...
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continous, two-dimensional function

I have a question to this two dimensional function. $f_1(x,y):=\begin{cases} \frac{2xy}{x^2+y^2},&\text{if }(x,y)\neq(0,0)\\0,&\text{else}\end{cases}$ I want to analyse if this function is ...
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Show the function is integrable and find the integral - somewhat complex question

We are given $Q = [0,1]$x$[0,1]$ We are also given the function $f(x,y) = (\frac{1}{10})^n$ where $\frac{1}{2^{n+1}} < \max(x,y) \leq \frac{1}{2^n}, (n=0,1,2,...)$ and $f(0,0)=0$. Show that $f$ ...
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Continuity in $\mathbb R^n$.

we just got started with this topic today, and I am confused. Let $f:\Bbb R^2 \to \Bbb R $ with $$f(x,y) =\begin{cases} y\sin(x)/x &\text{if } x \ne 0\\ 0 &\text{else} \end{cases}$$ Now, ...
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Lipschitz continuity of $f(x,y)=4x^2+xy-\frac{1}{y-1}$ on an open set $U \subset \mathbb{R} \times (\mathbb{R} \setminus \lbrace 1 \rbrace)$

Problem: Find an open set $U \subset \mathbb{R} \times (\mathbb{R} \setminus \lbrace 1 \rbrace )$ which includes the points $(0, 1/2$) and $(0,3/2)$ such that the function ...
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Prove that there exists only one function f such that…

Prove that there exists only one function $$\big[f\in C\left ( \left [ 0,1 \right ],\mathbb{R} \right )s.t. f(x)=\frac{2}{5}\int_{0}^{1}(x^{2}+t^{5})f(t)dt+sin(x)\big] $$
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Continuity of a partial derivative

I have the function $$f(x,y)=\begin{cases} x^2ysin(\frac1x) & \text{if $x$ is not 0} \\ 0 & \text{if $x=0$}\end{cases}$$ And I need to find the derivative and the ...
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Multivariable calculus open set question 1

Given $[A=\left \{ (x,y)\in \mathbb{R}^{2}: x^3y^3>x^2+y^2 \right \}]$, Prove that $A$ is an open set by proving that $[A^c]$ is a closed set.
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Show a function is not continuous at a point

$$ f(x,y) = \begin{cases} \dfrac{x^2 y^4}{x^4 + 6y^8}, & \text{if }(x,y)\neq(0,0) \\ 0, & \text{if }(x,y)=(0,0) \end{cases} $$ For the definition of differentiability, I have: $$\lim_{h ...
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Totally differentiable function - definition

I know for a function of several variables, if all partial derivatives exist and they are continuous at and around a point $a$ then the function is totally differentiable at that point. I ...
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multivariable calculus question norm

Given vector space C([a,b],$ \mathbb{R} $) of continuous functions of [a,b] in $ \mathbb{R}. $ Prove that the function $ \left \| f \right \|_{1}=\int_{a}^{b}\left | f(t) \right |dt $ is a norm. Also ...
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continuity and differentiability of function of two variables

Let $f(x,y)$ be $$f(x,y): \begin{cases} x & \text{for } y = 0\\ x-y^3\sin\left(\frac{1}{y}\right)& \text{for } y \neq 0\end{cases} $$ then check continuity and differentiability at $(0,0)$. ...
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Proving continuity of (xy)^(1/3)

Let $f(x,y)= (xy)^{\frac13}$ How would you prove that f is continous at the origin using Eplison delta argument?
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Prove that $f$ is continuous at $(0, y_0)$. where $f$ is defined on $\Bbb R^2$.

Prove that f is continuous at $(0, y_0)$ $f(x, y) = \begin{cases} (1+xy)^{1/x} &\mbox{if } x \neq 0 \\ e^y & \mbox{if } x \equiv 0. \end{cases} $ Thank you!
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Dini's Derivative of a locally Lipschitz function

Let $f:\mathbb R^n \to \mathbb R$ be a locally Lipschitz function and let $v \in \mathbb R^n$. By Rademacher's theorem we know that the gradient $\nabla f$ exists almost everywhere (i.e. it $f$ is ...
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Prove that a plane is continuous?

Okay, so the problem gives a matrix: $$ \pmatrix{ 1&2\\ 3&4} $$ and this matrix is an $\Bbb R^2 \to \Bbb R^2$ linear map. I am asked to explicitly write the component functions of $A$, and ...
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Extended matrix function

I have a continuous matrix-valued function $f:\mathbb{R}^d\mapsto {\cal M}_{k\times d}$, with $d<k$, such that $f(x)$ is full rank for all $x\in\mathbb{R}^k$. Can I extend this function to be a ...
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Why is the partial derivative $f_x' = 0 $ is not continous?

Looking again at my first CalculusII exam and I get confused about something. Let $ f(x, y) = \begin{cases} (x^2 + y^2) \sin\left(\frac{1}{x^2 + y^2}\right), & \text{if $(x, y) \ne (0, 0)$} \\ ...
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Bilinear map on the set of finite sequences

Let $X = \{ x = (x_n)_{n=1} ^ {\infty}\subset \mathbb{R} \ \ | \ \ \exists N \in \mathbb{N} : \forall n>N : x_n=0 \}$ Let the norm on $X$ be $||x|| = \sum _{n=1} ^{\infty} |x_n|$ (which is fine, ...
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calculus continuity question.please help.

Show that $\sin (x + y)$ and $\cos(x-y)$ are continuous at $(0,\pi/2)$ using $\epsilon$ and $\delta$ definition. I have tried it as follows. Let $\epsilon>0$ be any real number. To find $\delta ...
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Differentiability with non continuous partials (origin)

The function $$f(x,y)= \frac{x^{2}y^{2}}{(x^{2}+y^{4})} \quad if \quad (x,y) \neq (0,0)$$ $$f(0,0)=0$$ In order to study it's differenciability at the origin, I've studied if the partial are ...
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Prove that a mapping $f:[-1,1]^2\to\mathbb R^2$ with certain properties has the value $(0,0)$.

The mapping $f:[-1,1]^2\to\mathbb R^2$ is known to be continuous. Also the image of the upper edge of the rectangle is contained in the upper half-plane, the left edge's image is contained in the left ...
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Proving Continuity in Multiple Variables

The Exercise: $f(x,y)=xy/(x^2+y^2)$ if $x \ne 0$ $f(x,y)=0$ otherwise Where is $f$ continuous? My Attempt: At $(0,0)$, let y=kx. $lim_{(x,y)\to (0,0)}f(x,y) = lim_{x\to 0}f(x,kx)=k/(1+k^2)$ which ...