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Question about writing a proof with continuous functions [duplicate]

How would I write a proof for this example? We know that all polynomial functions on the reals are continuous by using the sequential definition of continuity. In particular, we know that the ...
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Does differentiability imply absolute continuity? [duplicate]

Suppose $f:[a,b] \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is a function which is (i) differentiable at all $x \in (a,b)$ (ii) the right-derivative at $x=a$ exists and the left-derivative at $x=b$ exists. Does it ...
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Direct proof of uniform continuity on compact set

I've looked in several books for a direct proof of the theorem that says if a function is continuous on a compact set, then it is uniformly continuous. I've only found proofs that argue by ...
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Epsilon-Delta continuity definition for straight lines parallel to axes

I am taking a course on real analysis online and I encountered the $\epsilon-\delta$ definition for a function to be continuous. But I wonder if I can apply it to functions which are straight lines ...
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Where is the error in my proof that all derivatives are continuous?

I know that this can not be true due to counter-examples but I don't know where the error in my reasoning is. Assumption: If $f(x)$ is differentiable in $\mathbb{R}$ then the derivative $f'(x)$ is ...
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A continuous function that attains neither its minimum nor its maximum at any open interval is monotone

Let $f: \mathbb R\to \mathbb R$ be a continuous function such that $f$ attains neither its minimum nor its maximum at any open interval $I \subseteq \mathbb R$ , then how to prove that $f$ is ...
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Are the family of given nice functions $f\subset C^0(I,[0,1])$ equicontinuous?

The family of continuous functions $f\in\mathcal{F}$ are defined on a closed subset of real numbers $I\subset\mathbb{R}$ as follows: \begin{equation} f(y) = \begin{cases} 0, &l(y)<\rho \\ ...
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Are the family of functions $C^0(I,[0,1])$ equicontinuous?

I searched but couldn't find. Are the family of continuous functions $C^0(I,[0,1])$ equicontinuous for the finite interval $I\subset\mathbb{R}$? To claim this, I guess for every $\epsilon>0$ ...
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In the semi linear uniform space

In the semi linear uniform space, If $f$ is a function from $(X ,Γ_X)$ to ($Y,Γ_Y)$ where $f(x_n)$ converges to $f(x)$ whenever $x_n$ converges to $x$,show that $f$ is continuous at $x$.
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Requirements for integration by parts/ Divergence theorem

In order to use the integration by parts formula(or more generally the divergence theorem) for functions of several variables $$\int_{\Omega} \nabla u\cdot v d \Omega = \int_{\partial \Omega}(u(v ...
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Is continuous extension on dense subset an isometry

If we have that $X \subset V$ is dense linear subspace. Where $V$ is normed space. I can show that for any $f \in X^{*}$, there exists a unique extension $\bar{f}$. I want to know if it can be shown ...
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What is the difference between the terms smooth, analytical e continuous?

I saw the following (“roughly speaking”, like the author says) definition of a Lie group in ‘Group theory in Physics’, by Wu-Ki Tung: “Roughly speaking, a Lie group is an infinite group whose ...
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L'Hospital's rule for higher derivatives

Let $u,v \in C^\infty(\mathbb{R})$, where $u(0) = 0$ and $v(0) = 0$ and $v'(0) \not= 0$. Then, one can define a function $f \in C^\infty(\mathbb{R}\setminus\{0\})$ by $f := u/v$. L'Hospital allows ...
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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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$C^0$ is a closed subspace of $L^{\infty}$

Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ be an open bounded set. Let $f\in C^0(\bar\Omega)$. I have to prove that $\|f\|_{\infty}=\|f\|_{L^{\infty}}$. One implication is trivial. Let's consider the other one. ...
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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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Is $f(x) = \left(x^2 + \lfloor x^2\rfloor\right) \sin (2 \pi x)$ continuous?

Let $f \colon [0, \infty) \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is given as $f(x) = \left(x^2 + \lfloor x^2\rfloor\right) \sin (2 \pi x)$. Then can we comment on the continuity of $f$? Here $\lfloor x\rfloor$ is ...
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What is the definition of this set of absolutely continuous function

I know that $$AC(a,b):=\left\{f \in C(a,b)|f(x) = f(c)+\int_c^x g(t) d \lambda(t),c \in (a,b), g \in L^1_{\text{loc}}(a,b)\right\}$$ $$AC[a,b]:=\left\{f \in C[a,b]|f(x) = f(c)+\int_a^x g(t) d ...
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Solutions depending on something continuously

Let $V$ be a a real Banach space, $K \subset V$ a closed convex set, $A: K \rightarrow V^{*}$ a (nonlinear) operator and $F \in V^{*}$. Then the variational inequality is the following problem: find ...
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Well-Posedness PDE of the Form $\partial_t u = P(\partial_x) u$ for a Polynomial $P$

My question is to determine whether the PDE $\partial_t u = P(\partial_x) u$, with $2\pi$-periodic boundary conditions, for a polynomial $P$, is well-posed; this depends on the polynomial, and my ...
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problem on continuity [closed]

For $x>0$, let $[x]$ denote the largest integer less than or equal to $x$. Let $f:[0,\infty)\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ be given by $f(x)=[x^2+[x^2]]\sin(2\pi x)$. Then $f$ is continuous at $2$ or ...
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Problem related to Mean Value Theorem

I found out a question that I can't figure out a way to solve it. Plz can anyone help me. Question is, Prove that $\exists\,C\in(0,\pi/4)\,\mathrm{s.t.}\,\tan(\pi/4+C)=3/C$ I know this should be ...
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Requirement for continuity of unit normal vector

When considering a subset $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^{n}$. If we consider $\nu$, the outward unit surface normal to $\partial \Omega$, what are the requirements of $\partial \Omega$ which will ...
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The product of a uniformly continuous function and a bounded continuous function is uniformly continuous

Suppose we have a bounded continuous function $f(x)$ on some interval (a,b). Suppose we also have an function $g(x)$ that is uniformly continuous on the same interval (a,b). Then, is the product ...
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Prove the absolute value function of a continuous function is continuous

Suppose that $f$ is a continuous function defined on an interval $I$. Prove that $|f|$ is continuous on $I$. Our definition of continuity: Let $I$ be an interval, let $f:I\rightarrow\Bbb{R}$, and let ...
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Monotonic function satisfying darboux property $\Rightarrow$ continuous

Assume $f : I \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is a non-decreasing on an open interval $I$ and that $f$ satisfies the Intermediate value property or Darboux's property on $I$ (that is, for any $a < b$ ...
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Parameter-dependent integral: Is the following statement true?

Is the following statement true? If so, could anyone provide a reference? Suppose $f(x, \alpha)$ is continuous on $(a, b) \times \{\alpha_0\}$. If there exists $g(x)$ which is continuous on $(a, b)$, ...
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Is my proof correct? Finite-dimensional normed vector spaces

I'm trying to prove that every finite-dimensional normed space is topological isomorphic to $\mathbb{R}^n$. Let $(E,\|\cdot\|_E)$ such that $dimE=n$ and let $$ T:\mathbb{R}^n\to E\\ x\mapsto ...
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Equivalence of continuous and sequential continuous implies first-countable?

It is an immediate result that a map from a first-countable space is continuous iff it is sequentially continuous. I was wondering if the converse was also true. That is, is it true that if every map ...
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Continuity of a map to a Frechet space

Let $(A,\| \cdot \|)$ be a normed space and $B$ be a Frechet space equipped with a family $\{ p_k \}_{k \in \mathbb{N}}$ of seminorms. Let $\phi: A \to B$ be a linear transformation satisfying the ...
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$\cos x\,$ is the only function satisfying $\,f(x)\,f(y)-f(x+y)=\sin x\,\sin y.$

I need to find all continuous functions $f$ which satisfy the functional equation $$ f(x)\,f(y)-f(x+y)=\sin x\,\sin y, $$ for all $x,y\in\mathbb R$. I can prove that ...
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Sequence problem dealing with continuity and convergence.

I need help in this question. I figured out a way to solve the question but not sure the proof is valid. This is the question, Given $a \in\mathbb{R}$, and a function ...
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Continuity basic understanding

I have been asked to figure out if they are continuos or discontinues or left or right con/discon for the point -2. -1. 0. 1. 2. , where the function g(x) has domian[-2,2]. I just do not get it. As ...
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Real Analysis: Showing $f: \Bbb Q \to \Bbb Q$ is continuous

The following is all working in $\mathbb{Q}$, not $\mathbb{R}$. I am working with the function $f: \mathbb{Q} \to \mathbb{Q}$ defined piece-wise by $f(x)=-1$ if $x^2<2$ $f(x)=1$ if otherwise I ...
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Intuition behind homeomorphism from $B((0, 0), 1) \to \mathbb{R^2}$

In my notes I have that the following function is a homemorphism from $B((0, 0), 1) \to \mathbb{R^2}$ $$h(x, y) \to \frac{f(\sqrt{x^2 + y^2})}{\sqrt{x^2 + y^2}} (x, y)$$ where $f = ...
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True or False Question About Functions [closed]

If $f(1)>0$ and $f(3)<0$, then there exists a number $c$ between $1$ and $3$ such that $f(c)=0$. I'm not sure how to solve this question. Thanks in advanced!
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Real analysis continuous functions

Define $$ f(x) = \begin{cases} 11 & 0 \leq x \leq 1\\ x & 1< x \leq 2 \end{cases}$$ At what points is the function $f:[0,2]\to \mathbb{R}$ continuous? Justify your answer. I am pretty ...
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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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Example of continuous increasing and decreasing functions that don't intersect.

I am looking to describe two continuous functions. One of them is strictly increasing on the real line and one of them is strictly decreasing on the real line. I want to describe these functions in ...
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Intermediate Value theorem application 3

How do we use the intermediate value theorem repeatedly to find the root of the equation $x^{6}$- $x^{5}$ + $2x^{4}$ - $2x^{3}$ - $3x^{2}$ - $2x$ -$1$ = $0$, which lies on the interval [$1$,$2$] up to ...
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Continous surjective map from $S^1$ to $S^n$

Is there any continous surjective map from $S^1$ or $[0,1]$ onto $S^n$, for some $n\geq 2$. Thank you.
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Discontinuous Differential Equation

Is there a solution to the following equation? If so, what is it? $$\frac{df}{dt}= \begin{cases} -t, & f\geq 0\\ t, & f<0 \end{cases}$$ Thanks.
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How does this discontinuity occur in evaluating a nested square root?

This question is based on a comment I made on a question likely to be closed. Let $$y=\sqrt {x+ \sqrt {x+ \sqrt {x+ \sqrt {x+ \sqrt {x+ \dots}}}}}$$ be the classic nested square root which has ...
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$\int_{\mathbb R^{2}} |\int_{\mathbb R} (f(t-y)- f(t)) g(t-x) e^{-2\pi i w\cdot t} dt|dx dw \to 0 $ as $y\to 0$?

Fact: It is well-known that translation is continuous in the $L^{1}$ norm, that is, if $f\in L^{1}(\mathbb R)$ then $\lim_{y\to 0} \|f_{y}-f\|_{L^{1}(\mathbb R)}=0;$ (where, $f_{y}(x)= f(x-y)$, ...
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Proving continuity of Thomae's function at irrational points

Let $h:\mathbb R^+ \to \mathbb R$ be a function such that $h(x)=0$ for every irrational $x$ and for any rational number in $\mathbb R^+$ of the form $\dfrac mn ,$with g.c.d.$(m,n)=1$ , we define ...
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Determine intervals on which s(t) =equation

Determine the intervals on which $$s(t) = \frac{|t^2-2t - 3|}{t + 1}$$ is continuous. Hint: Use continuity checklist and check left and right continuity of proposed intervals which include ...
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Continuity problem in derivation of general ito integral

This is part of the derivation of the Ito integral. In particular extending the definition to more general functions. I cannot understand why $g(.,\omega)$ is continuous for each $\omega$. $\psi$ ...
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Continuity theorem in Itô integral explanation

What is the continuity theorem used here in the explanation of the Itô integral? I cannot seem to find anything that would be exactly useful in my measure and integration text.
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Prove that $\exists \delta >0$ s.t.$ f(x)>0$, $\forall x \in (a-\delta,a+ \delta)$

Given $a\in \mathbb R$ and a function $f: \mathbb R \to \mathbb R$, prove that if $f$ is continuous at $a$ and $f(a)>0$, then $\exists \delta >0 $ s.t. $f(x)>0$, $\forall x \in (a-\delta,a+ ...