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differentiabilty implies continuity (analysis)

Is my proof correct? We need to show that if $f$ is differentiable at $x_o$, then it is continuous at $x_o$ i. e. $$\forall \epsilon >0, \exists \delta >0 \text{ s.t. } ...
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Is the inverse function continuous at a fixed point?

Show that $f:I=(-1,1) \rightarrow \mathbb{R},$ it follows that $$ f(x)=\begin{cases} \quad1-x & \text{ as } -1<x\leq 0, \\ \frac{{x}^{-1}+ \lfloor {x}^{-1}\rfloor}{1+{x}^{-1}+\lfloor ...
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Prove that a function is continuous for every $x \in R$

Prove that the function: $$ f(x)=\frac{\sqrt{x^2-x+1}}{|\sin(x)-4|-2} $$ is defined for every $x \in R$ and continuous in every $x \in R$, So I said that in order for this function to be defined we ...
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Multiple choice question about limits and continuity? (Or, $\tan x$ is continuous?!)

I'm doing a test about limits and continuity and got these two wrong. $\mathbf{Q1}$: The function $f(x) = \tan x$: $\hspace{1em}\mathtt{a)}$ is continuous $\hspace{1em}\mathtt{b)}$ is ...
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Check my answer - simple laplace transform of piecewise continuous function.

I'd just like to check that I got the idea right, first exercise im doing in laplace transforms and am a bit clueless. We are given $f(t)=0$ if $0<t<2$ and $f(t)=t$ if $t>2$. We are asked to ...
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Looking for a special kind of injective function

Does there exist an injective function $f:\mathbb R \to \mathbb R$ such that for every $c \in \mathbb R$ , there is a real sequence $(x_n)$ such that $\lim\big(f(x_n)\big)=c$ but $f$ is neither ...
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Limit of a continuous function with a parameter

Let $f(x,\alpha)$ be continuous function on $S=(0,1]\times[0,1]$. Suppose that for every segment $[\alpha,\alpha+\Delta\alpha]\in[0,1]$ there exists $x_0=x_0(\Delta \alpha)$ s.t. for $0<x<x_0$ ...
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Looking for a partial converse of Rolle's theorem

Let $f: [a,b] \to \mathbb R $ be a continuous function differentiable in $(a,b)$ such that $f(b)=0$ and for some $c \in (a,b) , f'(c)=0$ ; then under what additional conditions can we conclude that ...
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Find the continuous function such that the Riemann integrable is the same

Find all functions $f$ such that $f$ is continuous on $[0,1]$ and $\int_0^x f(t) dt = \int_x^1 f(t) dt$ for every x $\in (0,1)$ I can't think of any function that would satisfy this property! ...
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When does a continuous function defined on a non-compact closed and bounded convex set has a fixed point?

Is there any result in fixed point theory which will give the existence of a fixed point for a continuous function defined on a non-compact, closed and bounded convex set?
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How show the map $f:\mathbb R^2\rightarrow\mathbb R$, defined as $f(x,y)=x+y$ is continuous for all $(x,y)\in\mathbb R^2$?

Question: I want to show the map $f:\mathbb R^2\rightarrow\mathbb R$, defined as $f(x,y)=x+y$ is continuous for all $(x,y)\in\mathbb R^2$. Issue: I know how to prove this via the epsilon-delta way. I ...
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Proving function in real analysis

A function $f : \mathbb R \to \mathbb R$ is continuous if for every $x \in \mathbb R$ and every $\varepsilon>0$ there exists a $\delta>0$ such that $$|f(y)−f(x)|< \varepsilon \ \ ...
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Limit of arc-length of a curve

Let $L(f)$ denote the length of a curve $f$, if $f = \lim\limits_{n\to\infty} f_n$ then do we necessarily have that $L(f) = \lim\limits_{n\to\infty} L(f_n)$? I assume that we will have some continuity ...
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Determinant: Continuity

Reference Build-up on: Determinant: Definition Problem Given a vector space $V$. Consider an endomorphism $T:V\to V$. Define its determinant $\det:\mathcal{L}(V)\to\mathbb{C}$. Introduce a norm ...
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For every periodic continuous function $f$, the function $s\to \int_a^b f(x/s)\, dx $ is continuous

Let $f: \mathbb R \to \mathbb R$ be a continuous function such that $f(x+1)=f(x)$ for all $x\in \mathbb R$. Fix $a$ and $b$ such that $a<b$, and define a function $g: \mathbb R \to \mathbb R$ by ...
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How to find a continuous function that demonstrates that the set $\{(x,y):y>x\}$ is open?

Consider the set of points $U$ in $\Bbb{R}^2$ that lie above the line $y = x$, i.e. points $(a,b)$ such that $b>a$. Prove that $U$ is open and connected. The method that is recommended is showing ...
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Does there exist a continous function $f(t)$ on $[0,1]$ for which $\int_0^1 t^3 f(t) dt = 0$?

Does there exist a continous function $f(t)$ on $[0,1]$ for which $\int_0^1 t^3 f(t) dt = 0$? Or can you provide a proof otherwise?
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Prove $f:\mathbb{N} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is continuous using the definition of sequential continuity

The definition of sequential continuity is that $x_n \rightarrow x \implies f(x_n) \rightarrow f(x)$. If the terms of the sequence $\{x_n\}$ are only natural numbers, I know that for all $\epsilon ...
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Searching for a constant transformation in $ \mathbb C$

I am having a continous transformation: $f: \mathbb C \to \mathbb C $ with a set $B \subseteq \mathbb C $, which is bounded. Now I want to proove that $ A = f^{-1} (B)$ is NOT bounded! I know it ...
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Is this a criterion for continuity?

Given a topological space $(X,\tau)$ and the product space $(X^2,\tau_2)$. Define the diagonal $\Delta X^2=\{(x,x)\,|\,x\in X\}$ and a set $\mathbf S_\tau=\{\mathcal A\in\tau_2|\Delta ...
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Showing points of continuity of a function f(x) that takes the value 1/n whenever x belong to a sequence {An} and is zero elsewhere.

I am given a sequence $(An), n=1,2,3,...$ which consists of distinct numbers, which converges to $3$ as $n$ tends to infinity, but none of its terms are equal to $3$. Then I am given a function $f(x) ...
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let $f$ and $g$ be two functions from $[0,1]$ to $[0,1]$ with $f$ strictly increasing. Which of the follwing is true?

let $f$ and $g$ be two functions from $[0,1]$ to $[0,1]$ with $f$ strictly increasing. Which of the follwing is true? (a). If $g$ is continuous, then $f\circ g$ is continuous. ...
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Prove that a continuous inverse-transformation of $f: [0,1) \cup \{ 2 \} \to [0,1]$ exists

I am having this transformation $f: [0,1) \cup \{ 2 \} \to [0,1]$ $$f(x) = \begin{cases} x & x \neq 2 \\1 & x = 2 \end{cases}$$ I've already proved that it is continuous. Question: Is ...
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Prove that the continuous $f: \mathbb C \to \mathbb R$ has a global max and min

I am having this continuous transformation $f: \mathbb C \to \mathbb R$ and $\ f\ (\mathbb C)$ is bounded Now I have to prove that there are a global maximum and a global minimum. My thoughts: I ...
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If $f,g$ are uniformly continuous prove $f+g,fg$ are uniformly continuous

Suppose $f:E \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ and $g:E \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ are uniformly continuous, where $E$ is a subset of $\mathbb{R}$. Show that $f+g \ \ and \ \ fg$ are uniformly contiuous, what ...
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Have any definitions in mathematics been redefined

Based on certain intuitions and motivations we make certain definitions and then proceed to use these concepts in further developing our intuition. For example, we have an intuition that a line has ...
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Proving uniform continuity and uniform discontinuity

Could someone please explain to me how to show uniform continuity and not uniformly continuous for the following: $f(x) = \frac{1}{x^2}$ for $A = [1, \infty)$ show uniform continuity $f(x) = ...
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Existence of continuous functions $f,g:(0,1) \to (0,1)$ such that $f\big((0,1)\big)=(0,1)$ ; and what if $(0,1)$ replaced by $[0,1)$ ?

Does there exist continuous functios $f,g:(0,1) \to (0,1)$ such that $f\big((0,1)\big)=(0,1)$ \ $g\big((0,1)\big)$ ? The problem I am having is that since $(0,1)$ is not compact I am not able to tell ...
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Prove that $f\left(x\right)=\sin\left(x\right)$ is Continuous.

The function $f\left(x\right)=\sin\left(x\right)$ is obviously continuous. But how would you prove this using the $\delta,\varepsilon$ definition of continuity? So given $x\in\mathbb{R}$ and ...
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A basic doubt on upper semi-continuity of set-valued maps

Upper Semi-Continuity for set valued maps have two definitions $h:\Bbb R^d \to 2^{\Bbb R^d}$ is upper semi-continuous if 1) Sequential definition : $x_n \to x$, $y_n \to y$ and $y_n \in h(x_n)$ ...
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How to proove that a bijective transformation is NOT continous

I am having this transformation $f: \mathbb R \to \mathbb R$ $$f(x) = \begin{cases} x & x \in \mathbb R \setminus \mathbb Q \\x+1 & x \in \mathbb Q \end{cases}$$ I've already prooved ...
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Teacher Challenge - multiple parts

This was his challenge: "I would like you to consider the function $x^{r+\alpha}$, $r$ is an integer, $\alpha$ is a real number between $0$ and $1$. Differentiate it until you get a singularity ...
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How to show that a real continous function with image in the rationals is constant?

Can someone please explain to me how I am supposed to approach this question: If $f: [0,1] \to \mathbb{ R}$ is continuous, and has only rational values, then $f$ must be a constant.
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Requirements for existence Lebesgue-Stieltjes measure corresponding to distribution function in $\mathbb{R}^n$

I am going through Ash's book "Probability and Measure Theory". It says that: We know that a distribution function of $\mathbb{R}$ determines a corresponding Lebesgue-Stieltjes measure. This is true ...
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Show that $f(z):=\sum a_n (z-z_0)^n$ is continuous whenever $z$ is in disk of convergence.

Consider a power series $\sum a_n(z-z_0)^n$, and assume it has radius of convergence $r$. Then we know that $\forall z\in(z_0 -r,z_0 +r)$, this power series converges absolutely by root test. Thus we ...
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If a continuous function is positive on a closed interval $I$, there exists a positive number $\alpha$ such that $f(x) > \alpha$ for all $x\in I$

Could someone please explain to me how I am supposed to how I am supposed to approach this question: Let $I = [a,b]$ and $f:I\mapsto \Bbb R$ be a continuous function on $I$ such that $\forall x\in ...
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Continuity of normal curvature

I want to show that the normal curvature is a continuous function. At first, here is the definition of normal curvature at point $p \in M \subset \mathbb{R}^3$ in direction $\mathbf{u} \in T_{p}M$: ...
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Showing $f$ is continuous

Let $x_1, x_2, ... , x_n$ be linearly independent vectors of a normed space $X$, so for any $ x \in X$ set $x = \alpha_1 x_1 + \alpha_2 x_2 + ... + \alpha_n x_n$ for real numbers $\alpha ... ...
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Is $f: [0,1[ \cup \{ 2 \} \to [0,1]$ continuous?

I am having this transformation $f: [0,1[ \cup \{ 2 \} \to [0,1]$ $$f(x) = \begin{cases} x & x \neq 2 \\1 & x = 2 \end{cases}$$ How can I prove that this transformation is continuous or ...
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$f:\mathbb R\to\mathbb R$ continuous function. Which of the following sets can not be image of $(0,1]$ under $f$?

Let $f:\mathbb R\to\mathbb R$ continuous function. Which of the following sets can not be image of $(0,1]$ under $f$? A. $\{0\}$. B. $(0,1)$. C.$[0,1)$. D.$[0,1]$. ...
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Is function $f$ also uniformly continuous?

I've been thinking on the following problem lately: Let $(X,d)$ be a metric space and $f_1,f_2,...,f_n: X \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ and $f(x) = \max\{f_1(x),f_2(x),...,f_n(x) \}$,$x\in X$ If the ...
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$ f^{7} $ is holomorphic implies that $ f $ is holomorphic. [closed]

I need some help with this problem: Let $ \Omega $ be a complex domain, i.e., a connected and open non-empty subset of $ \mathbb{C} $. If $ f: \Omega \to \mathbb{C} $ is a continuous function and ...
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Extreme point of unit balls, over $\mathbb C$

I've been trying to determine what are the extreme point of the unit balls of $\ell^1$ and $\mathcal{C}[0,1]$. I think that I cracked the real case (I got for $\ell^1$: $\{e_n\}_{n\in \mathbb ...
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$X\subset \mathbb R$ and $f,g:X\to \mathbb R$ be continuous functions such that $f(X)\cap g(X)=\emptyset$ and $f(X)\cup g(X)=X$ [closed]

Let $X\subset \mathbb R$ and $f,g:X\to \mathbb R$ be continuous functions such that $f(X)\cap g(X)=\emptyset$ and $f(X)\cup g(X)=X$, Which of the following sets can not be equal to $X? $ A. ...
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Is this function continuous? (vector function)

Assume you have $k$ vectors: $\{v_1,\dots,v_k\}$ in $\mathbb{R}^n$, and $\lambda\in\mathbb{R}^k$. Look at the function: $F\colon\mathbb{R}^k\rightarrow \mathbb{R}^n$ where ...
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Need to show the following function is uniformly continuous on R

Could you please tell me how I am supposed to show that $f(x) = \dfrac{1}{(1+x^2)}$ is uniformly continuous in $\mathbb{R}$. I did some pre-calculation and found that $|f(x) - f(u)| < \epsilon$ if ...
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Defining Topological Continuity

I have seen this definition many times: Topological Continuity: A function $f:X\rightarrow Y$ is continuous if for all open sets $U \subseteq Y$, the preimage $f^{-1}(U)$ is open in $X$. I don't ...
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Find two functions $f$ and $g$ such that they are both discontinuous at $c$, however, $f+g$ and $f\cdot g$ are both continuous at $c$

Could someone please explain to me how to approach these kinds of question and also what is the answer to the following question? Give an example of a function $f$ and $g$ such that they are both ...
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How to approach this problem?

Could someone please explain to me how I am supposed to approach and prove the following problem: Let $I= [a,b]$ and $f:I \to \mathbb{R}$ be a continuous function on $I$ such that for each $x \in I$, ...
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Need help in the continuity question [duplicate]

could someone please explain to me the following question: Let $f,g$ be continuous functions from $\mathbb{R}$ to $\mathbb{R}$ and suppose that $f(r) = g(r)$ for all $r \in \mathbb{Q}$. Is it true ...