Examples and counterexamples are great ways to learn about the intricacies of definitions in mathematics. Counterexamples are especially useful in topology and analysis where most things are fairly intuitive, but every now and then one may run into borderline cases where the naive intuition may ...

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Example of infinite sequences that produces different norms

So I have an infinite sequence: $u = (u_1, u_2, u_3, . . .)$, where $u_j$ are real numbers. $l_1, l_2, l_\infty$ is defined as $$||u||_1=\sum_{j\in \mathbb{N}} |u_j|$$ ...
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Examples (trivial and non-trivial) of computable functions whose inverse is not computable

Can you give some examples (some trivial and some non-trivial) of computable functions whose inverse is not computable?
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Why does $f(U)$ is open for every open $U\subset M$ not imply $f$ is continuous?

Let $f:M \to N$ be a map from a metric space $M$ to a metric space $N$. Does "$f(U)$ is open for every open $U\subset M$" imply $f$ is continuous? I think it's wrong but I can't find a counter ...
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Non-physical Jounce Examples in Nature

What are some good examples of jounce, the fourth derivative of position, in the non-physics arena? The reason I ask is that A) it's already difficult for a lay to visualize it in the physical arena ...
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Counterexample: Nonvanishing derivative (constant) on $\Bbb R$ implies injectivity?

I know the case is false if $S \subset \Bbb R$ by Rolle's Theorem, what is a counter example if $S = \Bbb R$? I think the "analog" is false on $\Bbb C$, but that's yet to be proven? Addedeum: ...
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Why must a locally compact second countable Hausdorff space be second countable to imply paracompactness?

The textbook version of the result I've seen states: A locally compact second countable Hausdorff space is paracompact. Is the property of being second countable needed, or have I missed something? ...
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Locally Hamiltonian vector fields

Consider the following definitions (taken from [1]) Definition. Let $E$ be a Banach space and $B: E \times E \to \mathbb R$ a continuous bilinear mapping. Then $B$ induces a map $B^\natural: E \to ...
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Strongly mixing uniquely ergodic dynamical system

I'm looking for an example of a dynamical system which is both (measure-theoretically) strongly mixing and uniquely ergodic. I've looked around and found lots of discussion of systems which are ...
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give an example of a cyclic group with 6 generators.

Give an example of a cyclic group with 6 generators. Give the generators, explain how you know that these are generators and that they are the only generators. I don't even know how to begin this ...
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A nonmetrizable image of a metrizable space

It is well known that a hausdorff continuous image of a compact metric space is metrizable. What is a counterexample for noncompact case?
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An example of a nilpotent group

Is there an example of a nilpotent group such that $G/G'$ is (non-trivial) torsion-free while $G$ is not? I cannot think of any example of this kind and I think that it is not proved any result like ...
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Injectivity of Homomorphism in Localization

Let $\alpha:A\to B$ be a ring homomorphism, $Q\subset B$ a prime ideal, $P=\alpha^{-1}(Q)\subset A$ a prime ideal. Consider the natural map $\alpha_Q:A_P\to B_Q$ defined by ...
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give a counterexample of monoid

If $G$ is a monoid, $e$ is its identity, if $ab=e$ and $ac=e$, can you give me a counterexample such that $b\neq c$? If not, please prove $b=c$. Thanks a lot.
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Both $F$ and $C$ are closed sets but their sum $F+C$ is not closed. [duplicate]

In context to the question what will be an counter example such that both $F$ and $C$ are closed sets in $ \Bbb R^n$ but their sum $F+C$ is not closed in $ \Bbb R^n$?
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Primes of the form $\frac{n^2-n+4}{2}$ satisfy Hardy-Littlewood analogue?

Let $n,a,b$ be positive integers with $a<b$. Consider primes of the form $f(n)=\dfrac{n^2-n+4}{2}$. Let $C(a,b)$ denote the amount of primes of the form $f(n)$ between (and including) $f(a)$ and ...
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Metric spaces - Limit points and Isolated points

I apologise for this, but I have numerous potential misunderstandings. $\Bbb R^2$ is a metric space, since it is a subspace of the Euclidean space, $\Bbb R^n$ I can look at a set $E$ with elements ...
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Laplace transform convolution attempt

I can't seem to get this Laplace working using the convolution method. $H(s) = \frac{1}{s^2(s+2)}$ Which I can't get to work using convolution. So I am separating it into $\frac{1}{s^2} * ...
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Difference between finite and discrete set of discontinuities

I am reading this paper. In page 395 and 396, theorems $1$ and $2$ use the terms 'finite' and 'discrete' to refer to sets, in this case sets of discontinuities. What I don't understand is: what is the ...
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Examples of loops which have two-sided inverses.

Are there any neat examples of non-associative loops such that for each element a in the loop there exists $a^{-1}$ so that $a*a^{-1}=1=a^{-1}*a$. Even cooler would be a commutative loop. Also: are ...
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Example of a semigroup with unique idempotent which is not a monoid

I am searching for an example of a semigroup, with unique idempotent element, that is not a monoid. Please help.
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Examples of nonabelian groups.

Can anybody provide some examples of finite nonabelian groups which are not symmetric groups or dihedral groups?
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Lattice of integers $\mathbf{Z}$ in $\mathbb{R^2}$

Lattice of integers $\mathbf{Z}$ in $\mathbb{R^2}$ The questions: Give an example of a nonempty subset of $\mathbb{R^2}$ (noted $M$) which is closed under addition and for all $m\in M$ we have $-m\in ...
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Examples of apparent patterns that eventually fail

Often, when I try to describe mathematics to the layman, I find myself struggling to convince them of the importance and consequence of 'proof'. I receive responses like: "surely if the Collatz ...
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Non exact sequence of quotients by torsion subgroups

$$0\rightarrow G_{1}\rightarrow G_{2}\rightarrow G_{3}\rightarrow 0$$ is a short exact sequence of finitely generated abelian groups. We call $\bar{G_{i}}$ the quotient of $G_{i}$ by its torsion ...
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An easy example of a non-constructive proof without an obvious “fix”?

I wanted to give an easy example of a non-constructive proof, or, more precisely, of a proof which states that an object exists, but gives no obvious recipe to create/find it. Euclid's proof of the ...
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Is there a bounded function discontinuous on a countable dense subset?

Is there a function that is continuous everywhere except on a countable dense subset, but is bounded? Bounded in the sense that supremum of $f$ is a finite number.
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Does a non-abelian semigroup without identity exist?

I was introduced to semigroups today and had a question. So all the examples of semigroups I was given were either monoids or groups. So I was curious, does there exist a semi-group which is not ...
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What would be an example of a magma such that $x\cdot(x\cdot x)\neq (x\cdot x)\cdot x$?

Let $(M,\cdot)$ be a non-associative magma. What would be an example of $M$ such that there exists $x\in M$ such that $x\cdot(x\cdot x)\neq (x\cdot x)\cdot x$?
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Vanishing cech cohomology of a concratible space.

Let $C$ be a concratible space. Is it possible to find a sheaf $F$ such that two Cech cohomology groups don't vanish? E.g. Can I find a sheaf (or a local system) and two integers $i,j$ such that ...
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Relation between convergence in distribution and in probability

Does convergence in distribution imply convergence in probability ? I suppose no, but I need a counterexample. Does anyone know any counterexamples ?
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Example of non-Abelian group with 4, 5, or 6 elements of order 2

Is there any example for non-Abelian group in which has more than $3$ elements of order $ 2$, but has less than 7 elements of order $2$?
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Basically disconnected space which is not extremally disconnected

Space $X$ is basically disconnected if every cozero-set has an open closure. Every extremally disconnected space is basically disconnected But i think the converse fails. The one-point ...
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Examples of mathematical induction

What are the best examples of mathematical induction available at the secondary-school level---totally elementary---that do not involve expressions of the form $\bullet+\cdots\cdots\cdots+\bullet$ ...
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Difficulty in finding a counterexample

I am finding difficulties in finding a counterexample that if $f\colon (0,\infty) \to(0,\infty) $ is uniformly continuous, this implies that $$\lim_{x\to \infty} \frac{f(x+\frac{1}{x})}{f(x)} =1.$$
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Properties of Jacobson radical

I'm looking for an example of ring epimorphism $\varphi:R\rightarrow S$ such that the natural homomorphism $\tilde\varphi:J(R)\rightarrow J(S)$ is not surjective, where $J(R)$ is a Jacobson radical.
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Can an algebraic structure such that $x+a=x+b$, have solutions for all $a,b∈K$ exist?

Does there exist an algebraic structure $(K,+)$ such that equations of the form $x+a=x+b$, $a\neq b$ have solutions for all $a,b\in K$?
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An example of covergence to an exponential distribution, the role of continuity

I got a probability problem I can solve, but my solution does not use an assumption which is given in the formulation of the problem. I am afraid that this is might be a sign that my solution is ...
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Does every ball of boundary point contain both interior and exterir points?

My question is If $x$ is a boundary point of $S$ ($S$ is subset of $R$), does every ball of $x$ contain both interior points and exterior points of $S$? I think this is false. Since $R$ is union of ...
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Nyquist–Shannon Sampling Theorem Counter Example?

I was learning about the Nyquist theorem regards signal processing the area of interest which I will rephrase below: Given a signal lasting infinitely long with a maximum frequency of f, then you can ...
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Does there exist a bijection of $\mathbb{R}^n$ with itself such that the forward map is connected but the inverse is not?

Let $(X,\tau), (Y,\sigma)$ be two topological spaces. We say that a map $f: \mathcal{P}(X)\to \mathcal{P}(Y)$ between their power sets is connected if for every $S\subset X$ connected, $f(S)\subset Y$ ...
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mononotone and pseudomonotone operators in current research

I know that the following question is quite broad for this forum. But I am interested in references or any other ideas. Can anyone provide some examples of applications of monotone or pseudomonotone ...
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Need example for a topological space that isn't connected, but is compact

We know the topological space $(R,τ_1)$ is a connected space but it is not compact, $(R,τ_+)$ (which generated by $[a,b[$) is not connected space and it is not compact space, and $(R,τ_{cf})$ is ...
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A function not differentiable exactly two points of $[0,1]$. construction of such a function is possible?

Can a continuous function on $[0,1]$ be constructed which is not differentiable exactly at two points on $[0,1]$ ?
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Example: convergence in distributions

Give an example $X _n \rightarrow X$ in distribution, $Y _n \rightarrow Y$ in distribution, but $X_n + Y_n$ does not converge to $X+Y$ in distribution. I got a trivial one. $X_n$ is $\mathcal ...
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counter example of equicontinuous

Consider the functions on $[0,1]$: $f_n(x)=nx$, when $x$ is between $0$ and $1/n$ $f_n(x)=2-nx$, when $x$ is between $1/n$ and $2/n$ $f_n(x)=0$, otherwise How to see it is not (uniformly) ...
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Example for a sequence of continuous functions which converge to a continuous function pointwise but not uniformly on a compact set.

My actual aim is to verify that each of the conditions in Dini's theorem is essential or not.Theorem says that A sequence {$f_{n}$} of continuous functions defined on a compact set $E$ converges to ...
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Example of Two-point Remainder that are not homeomorphic

We that any two compactification $c_1 N$ and $c_2 N$ of the space $N=D(\aleph_0$) that have finite remainders of the same cardinality are homeomorphic, and yes can be incomparable with respect to the ...
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Example for why L'Hospital's rule demands that the denominator is locally not $0$.

We're looking at the limit of a function $f(x):=\frac{g(x)}{h(x)}$ for $x \rightarrow x_0$. Since L'hospital's Rule demands that the denominator function $h(x) \neq 0$ for a neighbourhood of $x_0$, ...
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An example of $_AM$ is simple but $M^\star_A$ is not?

Let $A$ be a finite dimensional $k$ algebra, $k$ is a field. It is evident that the duality functor ($(-)^\star=hom_k(-,k)$) preserves the simplicity in the case of finitely generated $A$- modules ...
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Visualize and define a vector space without dot / inner product

I'm trying to rebase my know how in linear algebra, restart from scratch to get a more formal and useful set of definitions to help me with computer programming stuff . One of the first concepts is a ...