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Prove that $\mathbb{Q} \times \mathbb{Q}$ is countable.

Knowing that $\mathbb{Q}$ is countable, I must prove that $\mathbb{Q} \times \mathbb{Q}$ is countable. Teacher's proof: For each $a \in \mathbb{Q}$, let $A_a = \{(a,q) : q \in \mathbb{Q}\}$ so that ...
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Abstract algebra: equivalence relations on vector spaces [on hold]

Let $W$ be a subspace of a vector space $V$ over $\mathbb{R}$. (that is the scalars are assumed to be real numbers ). We say that two vectors $u,v \in V$ are congruent modulo $W$ if $(u-v)\in W$, ...
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Show that $R = \{ (x,y) \in \mathbb{Z} \times \mathbb{Z} \; : \; 4 \mid(5x+3y)\}$ is an equivalence relation.

Let $R$ be a relation on $\mathbb{Z}$ defined by $$ R = \{ (x,y) \in \mathbb{Z} \times \mathbb{Z} \; : \; 4 \mid (5x+3y)\}$$ show that R is an equivalence relation. i'm having a bit of trouble ...
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Show that R is an equivalence relation on X for x, y in X iff f(x) = f(y)

$f:X→Y$ $x,y ∈ X,xRy$ iff $f(x) = f(y)$ Show that R is an equivalence relation on X. Also when $X = Y = \mathbb{R}$ and $f: \mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R} $ with $x \mapsto x^2$ for all $x∈R$ find the ...
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Prove Equivalence Relation in G

Hei, guys! I'm having some trouble with the next problem: Let $A$ and $B$ be subgroups of $G$. Show that $\sim$ is an equivalence relation when it is defined as follows: $g\sim g'\Leftrightarrow g' ...
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Check: Let G be a group and H be a subgroup of G. Define R by $xRy \iff xy^{-1} \in H$. Show R is an equivalence relation.

Let G be a group and H be a subgroup of G. Define R by $xRy \iff xy^{-1} \in H$. Show R is an equivalence relation. $\textbf{Definition:}$ R is a relation on X. R is an equivalence relation of X if R ...
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Verify Equivalence relation.

Question: Find an example of three relations $R_{1}$, $R_{2}$ , $R_{3}$ on the set S=$\{1,2,3,4,5\}$ such that $R_{1}$ is reflexive but not transitive, $R_{2}$ is transitive but neither symmetric ...
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Easy question about an equivalence relation

I was told the following in class: If we define an equivalence relation on $[0,1)$ by declaring that $x \sim y$ iff $x-y$ is rational, then there are uncountably many equivalences classes. Why is ...
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$\sin(x)$ is asymptotically equal to $x+5x^3$

Here is my question: I've never seen before this kind of fact underlined about asymptotic equalities (and why we keep only one term in these equalities) and I'm looking for reference. Here is an ...
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Does finite equivalence classes implies that the set itself is finite.

My Assignment Question: If $R$ is an equivalence relation on a set $S$ and it has only finitely many equivalence classes altogether, then $S$ itself is a finite set. From the theorem for ...
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Doubt pertaining to this Equivalence Relation.

$1$. True or false? If $R$ is an equivalence relation on a set $S$ and it has only finitely many equivalence classes altogether, then $S$ itself is a finite set. I think the answer is true ...
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What is the cardinality of $\left|C_s\right|$?

Let $$C_s = \left\{ f\in \mathbb{N}/S \to \mathbb{N} : \forall M\in \mathbb{N} / S. f(M)\in M \right\}$$ Where $S$ is an equivalence class. I need to prove $$\left|C_s\right| > \aleph_0 \implies ...
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Transitive closure of $H=\{(a,b) \in \mathbb{R}^2: |a-b| \leq 0.1\}$

$$H = \{(a, b) \in \mathbb{R}^2: |a − b| \leq 0.1\}$$ In class today we went over this problem as an example to show transitive closure. I know that the transitive closure of $H$ is "All real ...
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Going from (p ∧ ~q) ∨ (~p ∧ q) to (p ∨ q) ∧ (~p ∨~q)

I am confused on how to go from (p ∧ ~q) ∨ (~p ∧ q) to (p ∨ q) ∧ (~p ∨ ~q). I know they are equal because I plugged them into a truth table and all of the rows have the same values. What would be some ...
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What is the cardinality?

Let $A=\left\{1,2,\cdots,10\right\}$ Let $f,g:A\to A$. Consider the equivalence relation $$ fRg \iff \exists h:A\to A. f=h\circ g$$ where $h$ is invertible. Now, let $g(x)=5$: Why is $\left| ...
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A relation that is Reflexive & Transitive but neither an equivalence nor partial order relation

Set $A = \{0,7,1\}$ 1. So for a relation that is reflexive and transitive but neither an equivalence relation nor partial order...Can a relation be both partial order and equivalence? Attempt: ...
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Proving that a relation is an equivalence relation

I am having difficulties proving the relation IS an equivalence relation. Let $f: X\longrightarrow Y$ be a function from a set $X$ onto a set $Y$. Let $R$ be the subset of $X \times X$ consisting ...
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What does it mean for a binary relation to be an order on “equivalence classes” under another binary relation

I am a bit confused about this statement in "Introduction to Set Theory" by Hrbackek and Jech. The statement is as follows: "|A| <= |B| behaves like an ordering on the "equvivalence classes" under ...
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prove the following equivalence $\ln(-\frac{l-x+\sqrt{r^2+(l-x)}}{l+x-\sqrt{r^2+(l+x)}})={}$ArcSinh$(\frac{l+x}{r})+{}$ArcSinh$(\frac{l-x}{r})$

Hi guys i'm trying to prove the following equivalence but i'm having some problems: $$\ln\left(-\frac{\ell-x+\sqrt{r^2+(\ell-x)^{2}}}{\ell+x-\sqrt{r^2+(\ell+x)^{2}}}\right) = \operatorname{ArcSinh} ...
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Equivalence class for the relation of having the same set of prime divisors

For an integer $n\in \mathbb{N}$ define $P(n) = \{p : p \mid n \text{, where $p$ is a prime} \}$. For example $P(12)=\{2,3\} $ and $P(1)=\emptyset$. Question: Consider the relation $R$ on ...
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How would I show that R is an equivalence relation?

If I were to consider the relation R on ℤ defined by n R m if and only if P(n)=P(m). How would I show that R is an equivalence relation? Any help is appreciated.
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Is the relation $a\mathrel R b \iff f(a) \equiv f(b)$ an equivalence relation?

Suppose that I have a relation $R$ of the form $a\mathrel R b \iff f(a) \equiv f(b)$, where $\equiv$ is an equivalence relation. In general, is $R$ also an equivalence relation? If not, what are the ...
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Comparing two circularly shifted matrices

I am looking for a way to compare two matrices A and B where B is the result of circularly shifting rows of A i.e. A = [1 2 3;4 5 6], B = [4 5 6;1 2 3] Is there an operator or metric that would ...
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Let R be the relation on ℤ+→ℤ+ defined by (a,b)R(c,d) if and only if a-2d=c-2b. List all the elements of the equivalence class [(3,3)].

I'm confused on how to find all the elements. I know how to find some but not all, wouldn't they be infinite? This is affecting me with the other questions as well. Thanks in advance!
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Geometric/visual interpretation of transitivity for equivalence relations on $\mathbb{R}$

If we graph equivalence relations on $\mathbb{R}$ on the plane $\mathbb{R} \times \mathbb{R}$, the properties of reflexivity and symmetry give rise to certain geometric properties--i.e. reflexivity ...
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Is $R=\left \{ (a,a),(a,b),(b,a),(b,b),(c,c),(c,d),(d,c),(d,d) \right \}$ an equivalence relation on $X$?

Let $X= \left \{ a,b,c,d \right \}$ and $R=\left \{ (a,a),(a,b),(b,a),((b,b),(c,c),(c,d),(d,c),(d,d) \right \}$. I want to show that $R$ is an equivalence relation on $X$. My work: $R$ is reflexive: ...
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suppose $R$ is an equivalence relation on $A$ such that there are only finitely many distinct equivalence classes $A_1,A_2,\ldots,A_k$ w.r.t $R$

Suppose $R$ is an equivalence relation on $A$ such that there are only finitely many distinct equivalence classes $A_1,A_2,\ldots,A_k$ w.r.t $R$. Show that $$A=\bigcup_{i=1}^k A_i$$ Since $A_i\subset ...
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Expressing an formula in term of another one

I have this formula $$-\frac 1\lambda\left[\lambda D+1+W_{-1}\left(-r\exp(-\lambda D-1)\right)\right]$$ with $r$ , $\lambda$ and $D$ >0. Where $W$ is the Lambert W function ...
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Solve for ? - undetermined inequality symbol

So I was solving a problem in Rudin (chapter 3 #16, to be specific) and I realized how convenient it would be to have a symbol that represented an undetermined equivalence relationship. As an example ...
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Why do we use the term “equivalent” with Operators but “equal” with Functions?

Why do we speak in terms of "equality" when we deal with functions but "equivalence" when dealing with operators? To elaborate: Two functions, f and g are equal to each other (denoted: f=g) if: ...
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Proving Equivalence Relations and Quotient Sets

Prove that the relation ∼ on $Z×Z$ given by $(a, b) ∼ (c, d)$ if $a+d = b+c$ is an equivalence relation. Give the quotient set $Z × Z/$ ∼.
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Geometric meaning of reflexive and symmetric relations

A relation $R$ on the set of real numbers can be thought of as a subset of the $xy$ plane. Moreover an equivalence relation on $S$ is determined by the subset $R$ of the set $S \times S$ consisting of ...
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How many times can transitivity property be applied

Can transitivity property be applied for infinite number of times for a certain problem??
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Axioms of equivalence relation in terms of the subset $R$

..An equivalence relation on $S$ is determined by the subset $R$ of $ S \times S$ consisting of those pairs $\left(a,b\right)$ such that $a \sim b$. Write the axioms for an equivalence relation in ...
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Properties of relations on Z

$$R_3 = \{(x,y) \in \mathbb{Z} \times \mathbb{Z}|\frac{x-y}{5} \in \mathbb{Z}\} $$ $$R_4 = \{(x,y) \in \mathbb{Z} \times \mathbb{Z}|x > y \} $$ I need to know which one is reflexive, symmetric, ...
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(solved) equivalance relation property (homework)

I am taking a first class in real analysis and am stumped already. The text leaves out the steps to the following relationship and I can not connect the dots. Any explanations would be appreciated. ...
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What is it called when !(a < b) and !(b < a) implies a = b?

I thought it would be some kind of symmetric equality but its impossible to do a google search on this, all I get are definitions of reflexive, symmetric and transitive. I'm not really sure which ...
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Bounding Sobolev Norms *Below*

Firstly, apologies if this is a duplicate question - I've looked, but can't find this question on SE (or elsewhere online); if it is, please let me know and I'll remove it. I am trying to bound the ...
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Homeomorphism are equivalence relations, so what are the equivalence classes?

Homeomorphisms are equivalence relations, so what are the equivalence classes for two Topological spaces $T_1, T_2$? Intuitively it seems like we might have the following equivalence classes - ...
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Binary relation, reflexive, symmetric and transitive

I have a question regarding an image. I'm currently studying binary relations and the following image confused me: What got me confused is that the page from which I got the link ...
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Linear equivalence vs algebraic equivalence of divisors on smooth projective surfaces

Let $X$ be a smooth projective surface and $D_1, D_2$ be two divisors on $X$. Is it true that $D_1$ is linearly equivalent to $D_2$ if and only if $D_1$ is algebraically equivalent to $D_2$?
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A partial order with more properties than would be expected

Consider the relation: $$\langle x_1,x_2\rangle\prec\langle y_1,y_2\rangle\iff x_1,x_2,y_1,y_2\in\Bbb N\wedge x_1y_2<x_2y_1.$$ This is usually used for defining the (positive) fractions $\Bbb ...
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Can one talk about equivalences classes in a class(which might not be a set). [duplicate]

equivalence relation on a set breaks it into disjoint sets. does 'disjointness' make sense in classes. specifically, given a category, isomorphism classes of objects makes sense or not. can it be so ...
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Equivalence Relation with multiples

How can I prove the equivalence of this relation, and how can I calculate the equivalence class of (4,8)? On the set the relation R is definded by (a,b)R(c,d) ⇔ ad=bc. Find out if this is an ...
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Proving that $aRb \iff a^2-b^2=a-b$ is an equivalence relation

Could you help me with that, I don't know how to prove if the relation is an equivalence and the class of 5? On the set of integers, the relationship is defined by $aRb \iff a^2-b^2=a-b$. Find out ...
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Being smooth homotopic relation: proof

Suppose we have an open set $U$ in the plane and two $\cal C^\infty$ paths $\gamma,\eta:[a,b]\to U$ with the same endpoints (i.e., $P:=\gamma(a)=\eta(a)$ and $Q:=\gamma(b)=\eta(b)$). We say that ...
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Describe the equivalence classes in terms of familiar mathematical objects [duplicate]

Consider the equivalence relation $\sim$ on $\mathbb{Z} \times (\mathbb{Z} \setminus \{0\})$ defined by $(a,b) \sim (c,d)$ if $a \cdot d = b \cdot c$. Describe the equivalence classes in terms of ...
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Giving an equivalence relation that corresponds to set partitions

My question is: Give equivalence relation that corresponds to the partitions A1 = {1,3,5} A2 = {2} A3 = {4,6} of the set A = {1,2,3,4,5,6} I don't know what the format of the relation should be, in ...
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Equivalence Classes for 7 divides (x-y)

How do I find the distinct equivalence classes for the relation $(x,y)\in R$ if and only if $7$ divides $(x-y)$?
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Lifting an equivalence relation on elements to a relation on sets

If every element of $A$ is equivalent (by an equivalence relation $R$) to some element of $B$ $\forall x\in A\ldotp \exists y \in B\ldotp x\,R\,y$ and vice versa $\forall y\in B\ldotp ...