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Understanding equivalence class, equivalence relation, partition

Im having difficulty grasping a couple of set theory concepts, specifically concepts dealing with relations. Here are the ones I'm having trouble with and their definitions. 1) The collection of ...
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prove that $a \equiv b \mod m$ is an equivalence relation on the integers

prove that $a \equiv b \mod m$ is an equivalence relation on the integers I believe there are 3 properties that it must meet to prove and equivalence relationship. Any reference material would be ...
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Define a relation and find its equivalence classes.

Define a relation $\sim$ on $\Bbb{N}$ as follows. For any $a,b∈\Bbb N$, $a\sim b$ if and only if $ab$ is a perfect square. Show that $\sim$ is an equivalence relation. What are the equivalence ...
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Equivalence relation question with cardinality and countability $A=\mathbb R,\ aSb \iff a-b\in \mathbb Q $

Let $A=\mathbb R,\ aSb \iff a-b\in \mathbb Q $ What is the cardinality of $[\pi]_S$ ? Prove that the quotient group $\mathbb R/S$ is uncountable. Well I think that cardinality is ...
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Equivalence Relation problem [duplicate]

Let $S$ be the relation on $\mathbb{N} \times \mathbb{N}$ defined by $(a,b)S(c,d)$ if and only if $ad=bc$. Prove this is an equivalence relation on $\mathbb{N} \times \mathbb{N}$. I think I've found ...
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Let A be a non-empty set, and p an equivalence relation on A . Let a , b be an element of A . Prove that [ a ] = [ b ] is equivalent to apb

the question: a) Let A be a non-empty set, and p an equivalence relation on A . Let a , b be an element of A . Prove that [ a ] = [ b ] is equivalent to $apb$ b) If p is both an equivalence relation ...
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Distinguishing equality and isomorphism as relations

Is this relational characterization of equality in Wikipedia accepted? The identity relation is the archetype of the more general concept of an equivalence relation on a set: those binary ...
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Is “have the same cardinality” a equivalence relation?

A relation is a subset of the Cartesian product of two sets, if "have the same cardinality", denoted as $R$, is a relation, then there must exist set $A, B$, such that $R \subset A \times B$. What are ...
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How to calculate equivalence relations

How can I calculate how many equivalence relations can be defined on a given set? For example: How many possible equivalence relations can be defined on S = {a,b,c,d}?
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How do you show that $R$ is an equivalence relation and enumerate one bit string from each of the different equivalence classes of $R$?

If $A$ is the set of all bit strings of length $12$. Let $R$ be the relation define on $A$ where two bit strings are related if the first $2$ bits, the $4^{\text{th}}$ bit and the $7^{\text{th}}$ bit ...
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Is the quotient map a homotopy equivalence?

It is well known that, if $A \subset X$ is a reasonable contractible subspace, then the quotient map $X \to X/A$ is a homotopy equivalence ("reasonable" means that the pair $(X,A)$ has the homotopy ...
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Why are equivalence classes called “classes” and not “sets”?

Why are equivalence classes called so and not equivalence sets? I am kind of not able to find the difference between a class and a set. What properties that a set have that a class cannot have? It ...
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Unitary Farey Sequence Matrices

Take the Farey sequence $\mathcal{F}_n$ with values $a_m\in \mathcal{F}_n$ and put them into a vector $$ \vec v_k=\frac1{\sqrt{|\mathcal{F}_n|}}\biggr(\exp(2\pi i k a_m)\biggr)_m $$ The dimension of ...
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Equivalence relations on classes instead of sets

Can someone please explain to me how to deal with equivalence relations on classes instead of sets? Is there some sort of generalisation of relations? Thank you
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I don't understand equivalence relations

I'm trying to show that the left coset with a subgroup is an equivalence relation. So taking some element $g \in G$ and a subgroup $H$, the left coset is defined as $gH = \{gh : h \in H\}$. That means ...
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Cardinality of equivalence relations in $\mathbb{N}$

I came across this long proof on this site: Cardinality of relations set But I would like to know whether my direction can work. Say we want to find the cardinality of all equivalence relations in ...
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Is this alternative definition of 'equivalence relation' well-known? useful? used?

I discovered that $$R \textrm{ is an equivalence relation on } A \;\equiv\; \langle \forall a,b \in A :: aRb \:\equiv\: \langle \forall x \in A :: aRx \equiv bRx\rangle \rangle$$ The nice thing about ...
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Prove that the intersection of two equivalence relations is an equivalence relation.

I am reading this chapter of the Book of Proof, and I'm stuck at the Exercise 10 of section 11.2. It is as follows. Suppose $R$ and $S$ are two equivalence relations on a set $A$. Prove that $R ...
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The class of equivalence.

Let $Q$ be the following set of $\mathbb{Z}\times \mathbb{Z}$ \begin{align*} Q=\{(a,b)\in \mathbb{Z}\times \mathbb{Z} | b\neq 0\} \end{align*} Define the relation $\sim$ on $Q$ as ...
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Prove that $\sim$ defines an equivalence relation on $\mathbb{Z}$.

For $a,b \in \mathbb{R}$ define $a \sim b$ if $a - b \in \mathbb{Z}$ I don't understand how I'm suppose to prove this: Prove that $\sim$ defines an equivalence relation on $\mathbb{Z}$ Also can you ...
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The fibres of a map form a partition of the domain.

This is a question from the free Harvard online abstract algebra lectures. I'm posting my solutions here to get some feedback on them. For a fuller explanation, see this post. This problem is from ...
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What's the name for the equivalence induced by a function on its domain?

Any function $f$ with domain $X$ induces an equivalence relation on $X$, with classes $$\{f^{-1}(\{y\})\,:\, y \in \operatorname{im}f\;\} .$$ Is there a name for this equivalence? Thanks!
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Equivalence relation $(a,b) R (c,d) \Leftrightarrow a + d = b + c$

Suppose $A$ is the set composed of all ordered pairs of positive integers. Let $R$ be the relation defined on $A$ where $(a,b) R (c,d)$ means that $a + d = b + c$. (a) Prove that $R$ is an ...
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Show that $X$ can be represented as a union of disjoint equivalence classes

Let $X$ be a set. Let $\sim$ be an equivalence relation on $X$. Show that $X$ is the union of disjoint equivalence classes $\{x\}$ for $x \in X$. What I have tried: claim: $X = \bigcup_{x\in X} \{ x ...
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If $X,Y$ are equivalence relations, so is $X \times Y$

If $X,Y$ are reflexive, symmetric, and transitive, then $X \times Y$ is an equivalence relation where ${(a,b):a\in X, b\in Y}$. I am trying to self learn these topics. I do know what an ...
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Surjections and equivalence relations

(a) Let $f: A \to B$ be a surjective function. We define $a_1 \sim a_2$ if $f(a_1)=f(a_2)$. Prove that $\sim$ is an equivalence relation. Reflexivity: This comes for free. If $a_1 \sim a_1$, ...
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Showing that $R$ is an equivalence relation on $X \times X$

Let $X = \{1,2,3,..,10\}$ define a relation $R$ on $X \times X$ by $(a,b)R(c,d)$ if $ad=bc$. Show that R is an equivalence relation on $X \times X$. I know that the $R$ have to be reflexive (because ...
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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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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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Give an example of a relation R on $A^2$ which is reflexive, symmetric, and not transitive

I am just looking for some clarification on this exercise: Let $A = \{a,b,c,d\}$. Give an example of a relation $R$ on $A^2$ which is reflexive, symmetric, and not transitive. I understand that if I ...
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Transitive, symmetric $R$ such that for all $x$, there is $y$ such that $xRy$, is an equivalence relation

I'm stuck at one particular task I'm working on. Here is the task: Let R be a transitive and symmetrical relation on $S$. Assume that for all $x \in S$ there is a $y \in S$ so that $xRy$. ...
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Is this alternative definition of 'equivalence relation' correct?

I was puzzling over another question: Let $R$ be an equivalence relation on a set $A$, $a,b \in A$. Prove $[a] = [b]$ iff $aRb$. And this made me discover that $$(0) \; \langle \forall a,b :: aRb ...
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Congruence Class $[n]_5$ (Equivalence class of n wrt congruence mod 5) when n = $-3$, 2, 3, 6

The question is, "What is the congruence class$[n]_5$ (that is, the equivalence class of $n$ with respect to congruence modulo 5) when n is a) 2? b)3? c) 6? d)−3?" I know this is more work ...
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Proofs on equivalence relations rational numbers

The relation R = {(x, y)|x − y is an integer} is an equivalence relation on the set of rational numbers. I'm kind of confused with this question and what it is asking me to do. In order to solve ...
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Equivalence relation for set given as matrix

I need a hint. My task is to proof that ((a11, a12), (b11, b12)) ((a21, a22), (b21, b22)) ∈ R ⇔ a11 + a12 + a21 + a22 = b11 + b12 + b21 + b22 R is equivalnce relation. My problem is that I ...
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Double check $G\sim H$ iff $G≈H$

Let $S$ be the collection of all groups. Define a relation on $S$ by $G \sim H$ iff $G ≈ H$. Prove that this is an equivalence relation. So $S$ is partitioned into isomorphism classes. Proof: Let ...
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For all $x,y∈\Bbb{R}$ define that $ x\equiv y$ if$ x^2=y^2$

For all $x,y\in\Bbb{R}$ define that $x\equiv y$ if $x^2=y^2$ . Then $\equiv$ is an equivalence relation on $\Bbb{R}$ , there are infinitely many equivalence classes, one of them consists of one ...
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For all $x,y\in\mathbb{R}$ define that $x\equiv y$ if $x^{2}=y^{2} $; prove $\equiv$ is an equivalence relation. [duplicate]

For all $x,y\in\mathbb{R}$ define that $x\equiv y$ if $x^{2}=y^{2}$ . Then $\equiv$ is an equivalence relation on $\mathbb{R}$ , there are infinitely many equivalence classes, one of them ...
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Equivalence relations and power sets.

Let $\mathcal{A}$ be the class of all sets and define the relation $R$ on $\mathcal{A}$ as: $A\space R\space B$ iff there is a bijective function $f:A \to B$. Prove that $R$ is an equivalence relation ...
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Equivalence relations on S given no relation?

On my assignment, one of the questions ask to list all equivalence relations on S and count how many are of partial orders. Let S = {u, v, w}. List all equivalence relations on S. How many of these ...
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Revisted$_2$: Are doubling and squaring well-defined on $\mathbb{R}/\mathbb{Z}$?

Define a relation $\sim$ on $\mathbb{R}$ as follows: for any $a,b \in \mathbb{R}$, $$a\sim b \iff a-b\in \mathbb{Z}.$$ Let $S=\mathbb{R}/{\sim}$. That is, $S$ is the set of equivalence classes of ...
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Rational Numbers and Equivalence Classes

Describe the rational numbers as the equivalence classes for an equivalence relation on certain pairs of integers.
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Proving $\;x-y \in2\pi \mathbb Z\;$ defines an Equivalence Relation

Prove that $\;x-y \in2\pi \mathbb Z\;$ defines an equivalence relation on $\;\mathbb R.$
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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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Is this relation reflexive?

Suppose $R$ is a relation on $N_4=\{1,2,3,4\}$ such that $R\circ R = R$. How would I prove that $R$ is reflexive? Could you give me some tips about how to start off?
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Cardinality of “$x-y\in\Bbb Q$”-equivalence class of $1/\sqrt2$

For $x,y\in I:=[0,1]$ define the relation on $I$ as $x-y\in \Bbb Q$. How big (using cardinal number) is the cardinality of the equivalence class $[1/\sqrt2]$? I have tried to solve it by ...
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Cardinality of “x−y∈Q”-equivalence class of 1/2 √ [duplicate]

For x,y∈I:=[0,1] define the relation on I as x−y∈Q. How big (using cardinal number) is the cardinality of the equivalence class [1/√2]? I have tried to solve it by finding the equivalence class but ...
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Is there a name for relations with this property?

Is there a name for relations $\rho : X \rightarrow Y$ such that for all $x,x' \in X$ and all $y,y' \in Y$ we have that the following conditions $$xy \in \rho$$ $$x'y \in \rho$$ $$xy' \in \rho$$ imply ...
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How many equivalence relations on a set with 4 elements.

Let S be a set containing 4 elements (I choose {$a,b,c,d$}). How many possible equivalence relations are there? So I started by making a list of the possible relations: ...
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What is the common preimage (in $Z$) and the equivalence relation for Pushouts

Here it says: Suppose that $X$, $Y$, and $Z$ as above are sets, and that $f : Z → X$ and $g : Z → Y$ are set functions. The pushout of $f$ and $g$ is the disjoint union of $X$ and $Y$, where elements ...