Elementary questions about functions, notation, properties, and operations such as function composition.

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What is the definition of a binary relation?

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_relation it is first defined as "a collection of ordered pairs of elements of A" and then as "an ordered triple (X, Y, G) where X and Y are arbitrary ...
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Let $f(x)$ be a function that satisfies $f(f'(x))=3xf(x) \iff x\in \Bbb{A}$. Find $f(x)$. [on hold]

I had this question on an exam and I didn't even know how to start. Could anyone give me some hints? Let $f(x)$ be a function that satisfies $f(f'(x))=3xf(x) \iff x\in \Bbb{A}$. Where $\Bbb{A}$ ...
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Derivative of a Rational function $f(x)=\sqrt{2x-5\over3x+1}$

I'm trying to find the derivative of, $$f(x)=\sqrt{2x-5\over3x+1}$$ I think I can change this into $$f(x)= \left({2x-5 \over 3x+1}\right)^{1\over2} \\ =[(2x-5)(3x+1)^{-1}]^{1 \over 2}$$ Am I not ...
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Help in identifying the one dimensional map

In the paper: http://inds08.uni-klu.ac.at/INDS2008/INDS08_System_Identification_using_Symbolic_Chaotic_Sequence.pdf there is a chaotic map in Eq(11) $$c_{n+1} = \frac{\gamma c_n(1-c_n^2)}{1+\rho ...
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Deciding whether $(ax+b)/(cx+d)$ is increasing

In order of studying usual function such us : 1) $f(x)=ax^2$ 2) $g(x)=\frac{a}{x}$ 3) $h(x)=\frac{ax+b}{cx+d}$ 4) $p(x)=ax^2+bx+c$ To know if a function is increasing or decreasing we can ...
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Prove that $f$ in monotonic

In my assignment I have to prove the following: Let $f$ a continuous function in $\Bbb R$. Prove the following: if $|f|$ is monotonic increasing, in R then $f$ is monotonic in R. ...
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Linear relationships [on hold]

The function rule $C = 10n + 26$ relates the number of people $n$ who attend a small concert to the cost $C$ in dollars of the concert. Make a table of input and output pairs: show the cost if $27$, ...
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What does “2- place real function” mean?

What does "2-place real function" mean? This comes up in the context of copulas, as here.
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Derivatives problem

Given the equation $f(x)=\frac{2x+4}{\sqrt{x}}$, evaluate $f(0.5)$ and $f'(0.5)$. I am having a problem understanding the problem. The first part is straight forward, but it's the second part I'm ...
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If $f(z)= \frac 1z $ be defined and analytic on region $ |z| \gt 1 $ in $ \Bbb C $ then can we find an entire function $g$ such that :

$g$ should be such that $f(z)=g(z)$ on $ |z| \gt 1$ in $\Bbb C $. Now,Can we plainly apply uniqueness theorem and say that such a function $g$ can not exist?
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Extreme value theorem, without Heine Borel.

I was wondering, if there are any mistakes, in this proof of the extreme value theorem: Theorem. Let $X$ be a compact set and $f:X\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$, s.t. $f$ is continuous. Then there exists ...
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Is the function continuous - $f(x) = \frac{1}{\sin x} + \frac{1}{x-1}$

I have an assignment in which I have to prove that a function "recieves every real value, where $x\in (0,1)$". Here is the function: $$f(x) = \frac{1}{\sin x} + \frac{1}{x-1}$$ I don't know the ...
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Does proper map $f$ take discrete sets to discrete sets?

Suppose $f:X \to Y$ is a continuous proper map between locally compact Hausdorff spaces. Are the following results true? $1$. The map $f$ takes discrete sets to discrete sets. $2$. If $f$ is ...
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Inverse of a set of ordered pairs.

An exam ask me the following question. Let $r=\{(x,y) \ | \ x \in [-1,1] \ \text{and} \ y=x^2\}$, is the following statement true? $$r^{-1}=\{(x,y) \ | \ x \in [0,1] \ \text{and} \ y=\pm\sqrt{|x|} ...
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Prove $f(A_1 \cap A_2 \cap A_3 \cap \dotsb \cap A_n)=f(A_1) \cap f(A_2) \cap f(A_3) \cap \dotsb \cap f(A_n)$ [on hold]

Let $f: R \to R$ be a one to one function. For any collection of subsets $A_1, A_2, A_3, \dotsc A_n$ of $R$, prove that $$f(A_1 \cap A_2 \cap A_3 \cap \dotsb \cap A_n)=f(A_1) \cap f(A_2) \cap f(A_3) ...
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Prove that $X \subset Y \implies f^{-1}(X) \subset f^{-1}(Y)$

Let E and F be two sets and $f: E \to F $ be a function, and $X, Y \subset F$. Prove that $X \subset Y \implies f^{-1}(X) \subset f^{-1}(Y)$ My answer: Let $y \in X$, then $f^{-1}(y) \in ...
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The functional equation $x(x+1)+C(x)=(x+1)(x+2)+C(x+1)=(x+2)(x+3)+C(x+2)=…$

Consider the functional equation $$x(x+1)+C(x)=(x+1)(x+2)+C(x+1)=(x+2)(x+3)+C(x+2)=...$$ The equality continues to infinity. Is there $C(x)$ that satisfies all the equality? If there is, what is it? ...
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If $f$ and $g$ are both functions from $X$ to $X$ and $f\circ g$ is the identity function, does $g\circ f$ also have to be the identity map?

If $f$ and $g$ are both functions from the set $X$ to $X$ and $f\circ g$ is the identity function, does $g\circ f$ also have to be the identity map? How (if at all) does your answer change if $X$ is ...
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Is this definition correct for the inverse of a function?

Is this definition correct for the inverse of a function? Let $f:X\to Y$ be a function. The inverse of $f$ is the function $g:Y\to X$ such that $g\circ f=i_X$ and $f\circ g=i_Y$. We denote the ...
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Definition of a function of sets

Suppose I have two sets of variables: $S_1 = \{X_1,X_2,\dots\}$ and $S_2 = \{Y_1,Y_2,\dots\}$. I want to define a function $f$ that takes all variables in $S_1$ and $S_2$ as parameters: ...
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Why is $f:\mathbb{R^+}\to \mathbb{R}$ defined by $f(x)=x^2$ not an invertible function?

Why is $f:\mathbb{R^+}\to \mathbb{R}$ defined by $f(x)=x^2$ not an invertible function? I know the answer: because it's not onto, but what is problem with it? what does it break the invertibility? ...
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Exceptions in functions

I have recently started studying functions(topics such as periodicity, odd/even, into/onto, etc.). I was wondering if there are any strange exceptions to the general rule that is taught?
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Proving a real valued function is periodic, and sketching it using obtained information

Consider an arbitrary function, something like $f\left ( x \right )=\arccos \left ( \sin \left ( 4x \right ) \right )$. Its graph looks like this: I was greatly confused by the image below, because ...
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When is the function Continuous?

In my assignment I have to determine when is the function continuous. This is the function: \begin{equation} g(x) = \begin{cases} \left\lfloor {\sin\frac{1}{x}}\right\rfloor&\text{if} \space ...
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Rewrite the following relationships using function notation. [on hold]

Rewrite the following relationships using function notation. Question 1 options: a) An airplane needs to travel 400 km. Determine a function for the speed of the airplane, with respect to time. b) ...
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Solving $\frac{\partial}{\partial r} \int_r^x g(y,r) dy = -\frac{\cosh(a\sqrt{x^2-r^2})}{\sqrt{x^2-r^2}}$

I am stuck on this problem. I need to find the correct function, $g(y,r)$, such that $$ \frac{\partial}{\partial r} \int_r^x g(y,r) dy = -\frac{\cosh(a\sqrt{x^2-r^2})}{\sqrt{x^2-r^2}} $$ So far I am ...
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Limit vs interior definition of continuity

Suppose I have two topological spaces $X$ and $Y$ whose topologies are defined by interior operators $\text{int}_X$ and $\text{int}_Y$ respectively, as well as a function $f$ with domain $I$ (for ...
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Solve $1/x^2 = \sum_{i=1}^{n} \frac{1}{x+a_i}$ over $x>0$

Does the equation $\frac{1}{x^2} = \sum_{i=1}^{n} \frac{1}{x+a_i}, \qquad a_i > 0, \quad i=1, \ldots, n$ always admits one and only one solution $x^* > 0$? If yes, what is the most elegant ...
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limit of sin function as it approches $\pi$

In my assignment I have to find the Classification of discontinuities of the following function: $$f(x)=\frac{\sin^2(x)}{x|x(\pi-x)|}$$ I wanted to look what happens with the value $x=\pi$ because ...
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Proper use of indicator function

Given a set $X$ and a subset $A \subseteq X$ the indicator function $\boldsymbol{1}_{A} : X \rightarrow \{0,1\}$ of $A$ is defined as $$\boldsymbol{1}_{A}(x) = \begin{cases} 1 & \text{if } x \in A ...
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How to prove that the dependent variable could not be expressed explicitly in terms of the independent variable(s)?

Consider the equation that $$xy=\log{y}+1\text{.}$$ How does one prove that $y$ cannot be expressed explicitly in terms of $x$? By the way, I do not know how the adverb "explicitly" is strictly ...
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find the Classification of discontinuities of a function

In my assignment I have to find the Classification of discontinuities of the following function: $$f(x)=\frac{\sin^2(x)}{x|x(\pi-x)|}$$ I wanted to start with the value $x=0$ because the function ...
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tangent for 3-dimensional function?

How can I calculate a tangent at a point $(x_0, y_0)$ in the direction $(r_1, r_2)$ for a $3-$dimensional function $f(x,y)$? I thought: \begin{equation*} T: (x_0, y_0, f(x_0,y_0)) + k \cdot (r_1, ...
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How many Fibonacci Numbers are in the sequence

I have $I_n = \{2^n + 1, 2^n + 2, 2^n + 3, \dots , 2^{n+1}\}$ and I am trying to prove using induction how many Fibonacci numbers are there. First, the length of $I_n$ is $|I_n| = 2^n$ then for $F_0 ...
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How to prove this has no real solution?

How to prove that $\left\lfloor x \right\rfloor +\left\lfloor 2x \right\rfloor +\left\lfloor 4x \right\rfloor +\left\lfloor 8x \right\rfloor +\left\lfloor 16x \right\rfloor +\left\lfloor 32x ...
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Function Composition Thinking Problem

Here is the question: A banquet hall charges $\$975$ to rent a room, plus $\$39.95$ per person. Next month they will offer a $20\%$ discount off the total bill. Determine two equations, one for ...
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Find the centroid of the region under the graph of the function $ w(x) = 4.5 + a x^{3} $ between $ x = 0 $ and $ x = 5 $. [on hold]

I need to find the centroid to determine where the equivalent force is acting on the region under the graph of $ w $ between $ x = 0 $ and $ x = 5 $. The given information is $$ w(0) = 4.5 ~ ...
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Finding two functions $f(x)$ and $g(x)$

I am not sure how to approach this question. It asks to find $f(x)$ and $g(x)$ such that $h(x)=f(g(x))$, for each function: a) $$h(x)=\sqrt{x^2 + 6}$$ b)$$h(x)=\frac{1}{x^3}-7x+2$$ If someone ...
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Determine the value of combined functions with square roots

The question I have is to determine the value of $f(g(x))$ given $f(x)=\sqrt{16-x^2}$ and $g(x)=x^2$ I know generally how to tackle these kinds of questions, but I am not sure what to do when there ...
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Determine whether $f(x)$ is increasing or decreasing

Let $f(x) = -x + (x^3/3!) + \sin(x)$ How do I determine if $f(x)$ is increasing or decreasing? I have already found the derivative of this function which is: $f'(x) = -1 + (x^2/2) + \cos(x)$ And I ...
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Find the domain of combined functions

I have a question asking to find the domain of $g(f(x))$ given $f(x)=2x^2+x$, and $g(x)=x^2+1$. I can easily do these questions in reverse when you have to find $f(g(x))$, but when having to find ...
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Open-Set Correspondence $\implies$ Continuity

I would like to show the following implication. Let $f$ be a function from $\mathbb{R}^n$ to $\mathbb{R}^m$. If $f^{-1}(U)\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ is open for every open $U\subset\mathbb{R}^m$, then ...
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Is it overkill to define the closure of a set $A,A\subseteq B$ by the union of the range of the recursive function $h(0)=A, h(n^+) = h(n)\cup f[h(n)]$

$f:B\to B,A\subseteq B$. Is it overkill to define the closure of a set $A,A\subseteq B$ over $f$ by the union of the range of the recursive function $h(0)=A, h(n^+) = h(n)\cup f[h(n)]$? I ...
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$A \subset B \implies f^{-1}(A) \subset f^{-1}(B)$

Prove: $A \subset B \implies f^{-1}(A) \subset f^{-1}(B)$ I am busy setting up a proof for Real Analysis, and have come to a point where I need to use the above statement. Intuitively, I ...
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What exactly is the distance of two elements in $C[0,1]$?

If $C[0,1]$ — the set of all continuous functions from $[0,1] \rightarrow \mathbb R$ — is equipped with the metric $||\cdot||_1$ (1-Norm), then what is the distance between ...
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Sequence of functions that extends the algebraic properties of exponents to higher level operators.

I was thinking about some simple algebraic exponent properties such as the following $$ z^{x+y} = z^xz^y $$ and I started wondering about analytically continuing this identity to "higher-level ...
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How many workers each company have? [on hold]

If total there are 90 workers between 2 companies and one company have 16 more workers then the other. How many each company have?
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How to solve asymptotic recurrence without using Master Theorem

I am working on the following problem. Consider the function $B:\mathbb{N}\to\mathbb{R}$ defined by: $$B(n) = \begin{cases} 1 & \text{if $n\leq 2$,}\\ 3\cdot B(\lceil n/\log_2 n\rceil) + n & ...
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Functions - Algebra [on hold]

Two functions are defined by: $f(x) = 3x + 2$ $g(x) = x^2 - 4$ Find: (i) $fg(2)$ (ii) $gf(2)$ (iii) $fg(x)$ (iv) $gf(x)$ (v) the values of $x$ for which $fg(x)=17$
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Confusion with $O$ function

I read this identity in lecture notes and need help understand ing the $O$ function $$\sum_{1\leq d\leq x}\mu(d)\cdot \frac{1}{2}\left\lfloor\frac xd\right\rfloor\left(\left\lfloor\frac ...