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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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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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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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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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Functional relations : Trouble seeing transitivity

Given the following domain: $\;\{1,2,3,4\}$ And the following relation: $$\{(1,1),(1,3),(1,5),(2,2),(2,4),(3,1), (3,3),(3,5),(4,2),(4,4),(5,1),(5,3),(5,5)\}$$ It states that this is an equivalence ...
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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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Colored Picture for Equivalence Classes, Relations, Partitions, ..

Origin — A Book of Abstract Algebra — Charles Pinter — p120. I'm trying to sketch a colored picture for the ideas from equivalence classes, equivalence relations, partitions, etc... underneath. ...
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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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Reflexivity of the relation between strings over language $L$ defined by $xc \equiv L$ and $yc \equiv L $

Given any two strings, call them $x$ and $y$, over any language $L$ and given property such that if $xc \equiv L$ and $yc \equiv L $ (where $c$ is some string), then $x \equiv y$. I would ...
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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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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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Listing equivalence relations class for $x\sim y \Leftrightarrow x^2=y^2$ [duplicate]

Can someone help me on the right track for my proof for the statement below. I started and got stuck but I need help. Please guide me to answer what this statement requires and how to word it out ...
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Equivalence Relation? Column-equivalence on the set of all $m\times n$ matrices.

How do I show that column equivalence on the set of all $m\times n$ matrices is an equivalence relation? I know that to show it is an equivalence relation, I need to show that column equivalence is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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An equivalence relation $\rho$ on $\mathbb R^2$

Define an equivalence relation $\rho$ on $\mathbb R^2$ by $(x_1,y_1)\rho(x_2,y_2)$ iff $x_1^2+y_1^2=x_2^2+y_2^2$ Then find the corresponding quotient space $\mathbb R^2/ \rho.$
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Set difference is finite - transitive relation?

Let $A=P(\mathbb N)$. The relation $E$ is defined: $(X,Y) \in E$ iff $X \setminus Y$ and $Y \setminus X$ are finite. I was given to prove this is an equivalence relation, however I had troubles ...
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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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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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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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Definition of “quotient set”

I search and search about quotient set and cannot figure out what it is. At the beginning, I thought it was the same as partitions, but now I'm confused. Can someone show some examples and explain?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Proving equivalence relations

I just started my abstract algebra class and I am struggling with the concept of equivalence relations. I know that in order to prove equivalence relations, I have to prove the reflexive, symmetric, ...
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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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Reflexive but not Transitive relation

What is an example of a relation $\mathscr{R}$ on a set $S$ such that $\mathscr{R}$ is reflexive but not transitive? Here is what I have come up with. Let $S = \mathbb{Z}$. Then let $\mathscr{R} = ...
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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 ...
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Properties of bijections

If a bijection exists between set A={a1, a2, ...} and set B={b1, b2, ...} such that a1 maps to b1 and a2 maps to b2, etc., does this mean if we find a relationship R between a1 and b1 (i.e. f(b1) is ...
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How can we prove these equivalence relations [closed]

We have this relation $A= (\mathbb Z_{\geq0})\times(\mathbb Z_{\geq0})\times\ldots\times(\mathbb Z_{\geq0})$. And we have the relation $R$ on $A$ such that: $(a , b)R(c , d)\iff a+d=c+b$ and ...
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Find the equivalence classes

Prove or disprove: There is an equivalence relation $\sim$ on $\mathbb{Z}$ defined by $x \sim y$ if $x − y$ is even. What are the equivalence classes? I have proven that there is an equivalence ...
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Is there any special name for an algebraic structure (set, equivalence relation)?

I've seen the term "real multiset" but it doesn't seem to be very appropriate so i wonder whether there are any others. My second question is about multisets. In most sources i've seen one of the ...
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Is the property reflexive, symmetric, anti-symmetric, transitive, equivalence relation, partially ordered given the relation below?

I'm working on this and I'm supposed to figure out if the following properties apply to the below relations. Properties are: ...
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Question about partitions with a single element and equivalence relations

I couldn't find a formal definition of a partition but I found this picture on the Bell numbers wiki. You can see there are no partitions with a single element, it confused me, why a partition with ...
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Prove/disprove questions on equivalence relations and ordered sets

If $R$ is an equivalence relation and a partial order over $A \neq \emptyset$ then every equivalence class contain at least one element. If $(A,\le)$ an ordered set, and $a\in A$ is a single ...