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$\varepsilon - \delta$ proof that $f(x) = x^2 - 2$ is continuous - question concerning the initial choice of $\delta$

I just realized I did non really internalized $\varepsilon - \delta$ proofs. Here there is an attempt, with some general questions I have. Proposition: $f(x) := x^2 - 2$ is continuous. ...
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A discontinuous function on $\mathbb{R}^n$

I have read a paper and I did not understand with the following statement: Let $r_1, r_2,...$ be an enumeration of $\mathbb{Q}^n \subseteq \mathbb{R}^n$. Given functions $g:\mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ ...
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Showing Lipschitz continuity

Let $f: \Bbb R^n \to \Bbb R^m$ be a function with the property that for all $v \in \Bbb R^n$ an $L=L(v) \gt 0$ exists so that for all $x \in \Bbb R^n$ the function $t \longmapsto f(x+tv)$ is $L$-...
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Let $f:R^n\rightarrow R$ be a lower semi-continuity function, how to show for any constant $r$ , $U=\{z\in R^n : f(z)> r\}$ is open?

Let $f:R^n\rightarrow R$ be a lower semi-continuity function, how to show for any constant $r$ $U=\{z\in R^n : f(z)> r\}$ is open ?
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Obscure proof that $+$ and $\times$ are continuous?

I am looking for proof of $+$ and $\times$ are continuous operations without using the standard definition of continuity (1. $\epsilon-\delta$, or 2. preimage of open sets or 3. sequential ...
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Why is $\log z = \ln r + i\theta$ ($r>0, \alpha <\theta < \alpha + 2\pi$) discontinuous at $\alpha$?

In one book on complex variables it is written that, given the function $\log z = \ln r + i\theta$ (for proper citation, let's call it function (2), as in the book) ($r>0, \alpha <\theta < \...
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Prove $\lim \sup f (x_n) = f(\lim \sup (x_n)) $ and same for $\inf$

Prove: Let $A \subset \mathbb{R}$ compact, $f: A \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ continuous, increasing monotone and $(x_n) \subset A$. Consider. Show that $\lim \sup f (x_n) = f(\lim \sup (x_n))$ and $\lim \...
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How to construct continuous functions on arbitrary topological spaces?

Constructing continuous functions $\mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ (with the euclidean topology) is easy: there is a quite large collection of elementary functions, and we can get even more by composing/...
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Real Analysis & Continuity

If $f:\mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ is a continuous function such that $f(x)=x$ has no real solution, then show that $f(f(x))=x$ has no real solution either. Is the proof trivial as it seems or does it ...
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How to show that $f(x) = x^2$ is continuous using topological definition?

I am trying to show that simple continuous functions satisfy topological definition of continuity Recall given $(X, \mathcal{T}), (Y, \mathcal{J}), f$ is continuous if $f^{-1}(V) \in \mathcal{T}, \...
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Problem in finding the points of discontinuity of two functions.

How can I find the points of discontinuity of the functions : (a) $f(x) = \lfloor x^2 \rfloor \sin (\pi* x)$. (b) $f(x) = \lfloor x \rfloor + (x - \lfloor x \rfloor)^{\lfloor x \rfloor}$. Where, $\...
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Uniform Continuity

This question has three parts. a) Difference between continuity and uniform continuity b) Geometrical meaning of uniform continuity c) Correct the example Definition of Continuity of a function ...
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Given a set of conditions for $f$, prove $f$ is continuous $\forall x \in \mathbb{R}$

Problem: Let $f(x)$ be a function whose domain is $\mathbb{R}$. It is known that $f(x)$ is continuous at $0$ $f(x+y) = f(x)f(y)$ $\ \ \forall \ x, y \in \mathbb{R}$ Show that $f(x)...
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Differentiability of rationals and irrationals of function

First let $q_{j}$ be an enumeration of rationals. Let $f(x)=\sum_{k=1}^{∞} |x-q_{j}|/2^j$ for $x∈(0,1)$ Show that: $f$ is continuous on $(0,1)$ $f$ is not differentiable at the rational points of $...
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Continous function $f$

I have a function $f:[a,b]\longrightarrow [c,d]$ that is bijective and monotone increasing. I have to show that f is also a continous function. I wanted to show this by contradiction that for f is not ...
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Find the value of the constant k that makes the function continuous

h(x) = \begin{cases} x^{2} & \text{if $x\le5$} \\ x+k & \text{if $x>\ 5$} \\ \end{cases} Answer choices are A. k=20 B.k=-5 C. k=5 D. k=30
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C¹ function in compact and polygonal path connected implies Lipschitz

"Let $f: \Omega \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^{m}$ such that $f \in C^{1}(\Omega).$ Show that, for $K \subset \Omega$ compact and polygonal path connected, $f|_K$ is Lipschitz." I can relate the function ...
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A discontinuous function with smooth sections

I am searching for $f : U\rightarrow \mathbb R $ defined in an open square $U$ in $\mathbb R^2$ so that $(0,0) \in U$, $f$ is not continuous at $(0,0)$, for each $x$ the function $y\mapsto f(x,y)$ is ...
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A Study of Continuity of a given Function

I am trying to figure out if the following function is in fact continuous: given $$f(x,y) = \left\{\begin{array}{cc} \frac{|y|-|x|}{y^2} & |x| < |y| \\ 0 ...
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Nonexistence of a continuous injection from $\mathbb{R}^n$ to $\mathbb{R}$, for all $n \geq 2$. [duplicate]

I'm trying to do the following exercise from my lecture notes: There does not exist a continuous injection from $\mathbb{R}^n$ to $\mathbb{R}$, for all $n \geq 2$. I don't really know where to ...
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Problem with continuity and limits in 3 dimensions

Given the function $\lim_\limits{(x,y)\to (0,0)}$ $\frac{x^2y^2}{x^4+3y^4}$ The website I was reading lecture notes from said this function is not continuous at the point in question but doesn't go ...
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Prove the function is continious.

If the function $f(x)$ is continious at $x=0$, using definitions show that $f(rx)$ is continious at $x=0$. Here $r$ is a real number.
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Showing Intermediate Value property and closed preimage implies continuity

Let $f : [0,1] \to \mathbb{R}$ be a function satisfying the Intermediate Value property. Assume that for any $y \in \mathbb{R},$ the preimage $f^{-1}(\{y\})$ is closed. Prove $f$ is continuous. ...
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Error term between $f(x)$, its average value and value at midpoint

Let $f$ be a smooth function on interval $[a,b]$. Define the average $\bar{f}=\dfrac{1}{b-a}\int_a^bf(y)\,dy$ and $\bar{x}=\dfrac{a+b}{2}$, then for any $x\in [a,b]$, we can write $$f(x)-\bar{f}=c(x-\...
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continuous random variable expectation and variance [closed]

you have a continuous random variable X uniformly distributed, and E(X) = 3, calculate the V(X) am stuck, how am i supposed to get the variance with no function in the first place
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Is the mapping “positive stochastic matrix onto its Perron-projection” continuous?

I am dealing with a topological question concerning the mapping that maps a positive stochastic matrix onto its invariant distribution. I am asking myself if such a mapping is continuous (or ...
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Show that function $f$ is not continuous in $x=0$ for all $c\in\mathbb{R}$

Show by $\varepsilon-\delta$-criterion that for each $c\in\mathbb{R}$, the function $f\colon\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}$, $$ f(x)=\begin{cases}\frac{1}{x}, & x\neq 0\\c, & x=0\end{cases} $$ is not ...
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If $f \circ f$ continuous prove $f$ continuous

Let $f:\mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ strictly increasing so that $f \circ f$ is continuous. Prove $f$ is continuous. I can prove this using sequences, but it's quite tedious. My question is: ...
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Global Lipschitz implies bounded in coefficient

Consider $g:\mathbb{R}^2\to \mathbb{R}$ of the form $g(x,y)=p(x)q(y).$ Assume $g$ is uniformly Lipschitz in $x,y$ in the sense that there exists $K>0$ such that for any $(x_1,y_1),(x_2,y_2)\in \...
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Show Lipschitz continuity of a function

I'm stuck trying to solve the following exercise: Let $f:\mathbb R^n \to \mathbb R^m$ a function with the property that, for all $v \in \mathbb R^n$, there is $L=L(v) > 0$ such that the ...
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All Continuous function can be drawn? [duplicate]

I googled and came to know that there are many continuous functions which cannot be drawn by hand, like Cantor, Weierstrass functions etc. Now this question was asked in a college admission interview....
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Where is $x^x$ continuous?

The idea of continuity of a function is something I come across quite regularly, but I've never really understood it well. I'm trying to fix that by looking at some interesting functions. What ...
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Number of discontinuous values

We have to find the number of values of $x$ at which the function $$ f(x) = \frac{2x^5-8x^2+11}{x^4+4x^3+8x^2+8x+4}$$ is discontinuous. I thought that since both numerator and denominator are ...
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Can continuity of real functions be “globally” characterized?

Most characterizations of pointwise continuous functions defined on an interval rely on "local" properties. That is, a function is continuous at $x_0 \in I$ if it satisfies some property (epsilon-...
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Linear function: relation between linearity and continuity

Given a linear function $A$ between two normed Vectorspaces i have to show euquality of the follwing statements: $A$ is continuous There exists a point where $A$ is continuous $A$ is Lipschitz-...
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Prove or disprove continuity of two maps

Yet another time I need help to prove continuity of a certain map and don't know how to do it: Look at the vector space $$C_b^1(\mathbb R; \mathbb C) := \{f \in C^1(\mathbb R;\mathbb C):||f||_{\...
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Equivalence of statements about a linear map

I need someone to help me solve the following exercise: Let $(X, ||\cdot||_X)$ and $(Y, ||\cdot||_Y)$ be normed vector spaces over a common field $\mathbb K$ $(\mathbb R$ or $\mathbb C)$. For a ...
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Is there a math notation/ term for “$f(x_n) \to 0$ iff $g(x_n) \to 0$”?

I have two real-valued functions $f,g$ defined over the $N$-dimension Real Euclidean space: $$ f,g: \mathbb{R}^N\to\mathbb{R}. $$ They satisfy this property: $$ \forall x_n \in \mathbb{R}^N: f(x_n)\to ...
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How do I examine f on continuity?

Let $f$ be defined as follows: $$f:\mathbb{R}^{2}\to\mathbb{R}:(x,y)\mapsto\begin{cases}\frac{xy^{2}}{x^{2}+y^{4}}&\text{if } (x,y)\neq (0,0)\\ 0&\text{if } (x,y)=(0,0)\end{cases}$$ How do I ...
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Checking of uniformly continuity of the following functions

Which of the following 4 functions are uniformly continuous? and which are not? I want to know the process/explanation of the solutions.
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Proof/disprove contunuity of a map [duplicate]

I need help with proving / disproving something: Look at the map $$\Phi: (C([0,1], \mathbb R), ||\cdot||_{\infty}) \to (\mathbb R, |\cdot|); \,\,\,\,\,\,\Phi(u) := \int_0^1 u²(t) dt$$ a) ...
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Is the given function $f$ continuous?

Problem Let $\mathbb{R}_l$ denote the reals with lower limit topology, and let $\mathbb{R}_l\times \mathbb{R}_l$ have the product topology. Then the map $f:\mathbb{R}_l\times\mathbb{R}_l\to\mathbb{R}...
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function nondecreasing in both variables, set of discontinuities is a nullset

Let $f\colon [0,1]^2\to\mathbb{R}$ be a function such that $g(x):=f(x,y)$ for any $y$ and $h(y):=f(x,y)$ for any $x$ are nondecreasing functions (the second variable is fixed). Prove that the set of ...
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a continuous function on $\mathbb{Q}$

Is there a continuous bijective function from $[0,1] \cap \mathbb{Q}$ to $\mathbb{R}$? I think that there is no such function. The set $|[0,1] \cap \mathbb{Q}|$ is countable and $|\mathbb{R}|$ is ...
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Is Inverse of a function continuous too?

I read an example from "Principles of Mathematical Analysis" by Rudin under the section 'Continuity and Compactness'. According to the example, Let $X$ be the half-open interval $[0,2\pi)$ on the ...
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If $f:[a,b]\rightarrow R$ is a uniformly continuous function then its absolutely continuous?

If $f:[a,b]\rightarrow R$ is a uniformly continuous function then is it true that $f$ is always absolutely continuous?
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What is an example of a uniformly continuous function but not absolutely continuous

Is there a function that is uniformly continuous function but not absolutely continuous. My answer is $f(x)=x^{2}, \forall x\in R$ Is this right? Are there any other?
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Geometric generation principle form constructing the Hilbert Curve

I have some questions on the generation of the Hilbert's space-filling curve. Any help to clarify doubts a-e would be very appreciated. The Hilbert's space-filling curve is a function $f_h:[0,1]\...
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Are eigenvalues (resp. unit eigenvectors) dependent continuously on elements $a_{ij}$ of a symmetric matrix $A$? [closed]

Let $A(t)=(a_{ij}(t)),~(t\in \mathbb R)$ is a symmetric matrix such that $a_{ij}(t)=a_{ji}(t)$ is a real-valued continuous function. Let $\lambda_1(t) \ge \cdots \ge \lambda_n(t)$ is all of the ...
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Continuity of Holder functions

If a function taking values in $\mathbb{R}^n$ is $\alpha$-Holder continuous along lines parallel to the axes (uniformly on a compact set), is it continuous?