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

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Function that is not differentiable at a point

I am looking for a continuous function to be used in fourier series graph that have the same value at both $-\pi$ and $\pi$ but has a very poor differentiability at a point. I have one: ...
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Give a good reason to define a function from A to B as a triple (F, A, B) rather than a functional set of pairs with domain A and image included in B.

The operative part of this question is "good reason": either an example or an argument, without preconceptions or fallacies. The object is comparing two definitions for "a function f from A to B", ...
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If the composite function $f_1(f_2(\cdots(f_n(x))\cdots)$ is increasing and $r$ number of $f_i$s are decreasing while rest are increasing…

If the composite function $f_1(f_2(f_3(\cdots(f_n(x))\cdots)$ is an increasing function and if $r$ number of functions are decreasing functions while the rest are increasing, find the maximum value of ...
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how to write a function in terms of Heaviside step function

I'm reading Paul Online Notes. There's an example of writing a function in terms of Heaviside step function as follows: $$ f(t) = \begin{cases} -4 &\text{if } t < 6, \\ 25 &\text{if } 6 \le ...
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find the stationary points for $f(x)=x^{\frac 2 3}$.difference between the stationary point and critical point and one more called turning point.

Find the stationary points for $f(x)=x^{\frac 2 3}$. My work I realized the following $\spadesuit$ $f'(x)=\frac 2 3 x^{-\frac 1 3}$ which is not defined at $x=0$ $\spadesuit$ $f'(x)<0$ for ...
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Simple asymptotic function

(I have seen this question but it is too complicated for my needs, and my math skills are not good enough to convert the answer.) I am writing a game and I need a way to increase the armor of the ...
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What can be said about the continuous function $f:\mathbb R^{2} \rightarrow \mathbb R$ that has only finitely many $0$'s $?$

$f\colon \mathbb R^{2}\rightarrow \mathbb R$ is a continuous map that assumes $0$ for only finitely many points. Then which one is true A. either $f(x)\le 0$ for all $x$ or $f(x)\ge ...
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Injective functions have no functional extrema

Is it true that all functions $f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ that are injective (one-to-one) have no functional extrema? I can't find any counterexample, but that can easily be proved when we ...
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$g\left( x \right)=3-\sqrt { x+3 } $

To be honest, I suck at math, so that's why I'm here, to ask you guys a question. The function is $g\left( x \right)=3-\sqrt { x+3 } $. When the value of $x$ is equal to $-3y$ will equal $3$. If $x$ ...
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A question on function [closed]

So,I took this question from my friend assignment which he got from his teacher,I had no idea about the question as it use natural log in function.The question goes: Given $g(y) = \ln y$ and $f(y) = ...
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Is it true that $|f(x)|\leq |f^2(x)|$?

Is the following true for all $x\in\mathbb{R}$ and for all real functions f? $$\left| f(x)\right| \leq \left| f^2(x)\right|$$ Also, is it true that $|f(x)|\leq |f^3(x)|$?
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How do you symbolically represent the general principle of induction? [on hold]

Normally a specific function is given, and then it would be asked to prove the validity of that specific function with induction. But how do you logically represent the general principle of induction ...
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The supremum value of $x^{2}y^{2}(x^{2}+y^{2})$ when $x+y=2n$ for some fixed $n\in \mathbb N $

Let $S$ be the set of all tuples $(x,y)$ such that $x+y=2n$ for a fixed $n\in \mathbb N$. Then what is the supremum value of $x^{2}y^{2}(x^{2}+y^{2})$ $?$ I substituted $y=2n-x$ ...
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How do we call a pair of sets $A,B$ such that there is some injection $f: A \to B$?

Let $A,B$ be sets and let $f: A \to B$. If $f$ is a surjection, then we may simply write $f(A) = B$ or say in a more laborious way that $f$ maps $A$ onto $B$, to mean the same thing. However, if $f$ ...
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Domain, Co-Domain & Range of a Function

I'm a little confused between the difference between the range & co-domain of a function. Are they not the same thing (i.e. all possible outputs of the function)?
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Minimum value function

It's just a very simple question, is there a function defined and that tells you the minumum and maximum value of a list of variables, like: min(4, 3) = 3 min(2, 19) = 2 max(1, 10, 3) = 10 Is that the ...
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What is the meaning of Right Hand Limit at $\infty$?

For a limit to exist, the left hand limit must equal the right hand limit. That is, $$\lim_{x\to c^+}f(x)=\lim_{x\to c^-} f(x)$$ However, if $x\to\infty$, then what does the right hand limit mean ? ...
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Range of a Rational Function

How to find the Range of function $$f(x)= \frac{x^2-3x-4}{x^2 - 3x +4}$$ I tried to equate the expression to $y$, then cross multiplied $$ y= \frac{x^2-3x-4}{x^2 - 3x +4}$$ $$ y(x^2 - 3x +4)= ...
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How do we call a pair of sets between which there is a bijection that need not have additional property?

Let $A,B$ be sets and let $f: A \to B$. Then we say that $A,B$ are isomorphic under $f$ if $f$ is a linear function that maps $A$ onto $B$ in a one-to-one manner; that $A,B$ are homeomorphic under $f$ ...
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Classify the growth of functions and find a more general growth function

The following function $f(t,x):[0,T]\times R\mapsto R$ such that $\int^T_0|f(t,0)|^2 d t<\infty$, where $0<T<\infty$. If $f(t,x)$ satisfies $|f(t,x)|\leq Ax+B$ for each $x\in R$ and $A, B$ ...
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Show that the function is continuous

To show that the function $f: \mathbb{R}^2 \rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ with $f=\left\{\begin{matrix} \frac{x^3-y^3}{x^2+y^2} & , (x,y) \neq (0,0)\\ 0 & , (x,y)=(0,0) \end{matrix}\right.$ is ...
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Intuitive explanation of the Dirichlet function and rationality

The Dirichlet function is defined by $f(x)=\begin{cases} c &\text{ if } x\in \mathbb{Q}\\d &\text{ if } x\notin \mathbb{Q}.\end{cases}, c\neq d$ See MathWorld's page for the full definition. ...
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A continuous bounded function from $\mathbb R$ to $\mathbb R$ can be increasing or not?

Let $f:\mathbb R \rightarrow \mathbb R$ be a continuous and bounded function , then $a$) $f$ has a fixed point. $b$) $f$ cannot be increasing $c$) $\lim_{x\rightarrow \infty} f(x)$ exists. ...
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Characterize in terms of fibre

I am not familiar with the notion "characterize" in the following context. Does this mean to redefine or?.... Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. For a function $f:X\to Y$, and y an element of ...
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What function is this? $\sum_{k=0}^\infty \frac{2^{2k}z^{2k-1}}{(2k)!}$ [on hold]

I am interested to know what function represents the following series: $$\sum_{k=0}^\infty \frac{2^{2k}z^{2k-1}}{(2k)!}$$
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Minimum of $f(x)=\sum_{i=1}^n\frac{a_n}{x-b_n}$ occurs at extreme point?

Let $a_1,\ldots,a_n$ be real numbers and $b_1,\ldots,b_n>1$. Define $$f(x)=\sum_{i=1}^n\frac{a_i}{x-b_i}.$$ Is it always true that $f(x)\geq\min\{f(0),f(1)\}$ for all $x\in[0,1]$?
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Does there exist a function $g\in \mathbb{N}^\mathbb{N}$ s.t. $\{f\mid f\circ f=g\}$ is not empty and finite?

I'm struggling with this question and can't figure it out. The question was too long for the title so I will write it once more: Does there exist a function $g : \mathbb{N} \longrightarrow ...
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Are all operations functions?

I have looked at Wikipedia(I know it's not completely reliable) but on it an operation is formally defined as: "A function ω is a function of the form $ω : V → Y$, where $V ⊂ X_1 × … × X_k$." and I ...
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Fibers of an Element

Prepping myself for a graduate abstract course and we are using Dummit and Foote's Text. We are starting on Chapter 1, so I thought it would be a good idea to go over chapter 0. There is a term that ...
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Injective function $g:B \to A$ from a surjective function $f:A \to B$

I wish to prove the existence of an injective function $g:B\to A$ given a surjective function $f:A\to B$. This sounds simple enough, however I'm having trouble writing a formal proof for it. Thanks ...
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Binary Operations for grouping

Which of the following binary operations are closed? subtraction of positive integers division of nonzero integers function composition of polynomials with real coefficients multiplication of ...
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Limit of a Monotonic Increasing and Non-Bounded Function

I have made a solution for the following question and I'm wondering if it's correct. I think that something is missing here. Can you help me complete the solution? Let $f$ be a function. The ...
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Equality of One-One functions. [on hold]

We're given two functions $f$ and $g$ , both $f$ and $g$ are one-one and onto. Now, if we say that $f(x) = g(x)$ for a value of $x$, can we conclude that $f=g$ ?
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Does anyone know of an entire function $f$ such that $f(x,y)=0\iff\exists n\in\Bbb{N}\left[y=nx\right]$?

I tried constructing $f$ as $f(x,y) = n\left(\frac{y}{x} \right)$ where $n(a)=\lim \limits_{x \to a} \frac{\sin(\pi x)}{x}$, but I can't figure out how to remove the discontinuities when $x$ or $y$ is ...
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Restriction over pdf such that an integral inequality holds $\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty}\left(F(x)-\frac{2}{3}\right)xf(x)dx\geq 0$

Let $f(x)$ be a pdf in $(-\infty,+\infty)$ and $F(x)$ it's cdf. Assume both are smooth. I need to find restrictions over the pdf such that the following inequality holds: ...
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How many distinct roots $ax^5+bx^3+cx+d$ has

$a,b,c>0$ How many distinct roots $ax^5+bx^3+cx+d=0$ has? question doesnt clarify which kind of root it has. and I dont understand why the question didnt say 'may has' . because by ...
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How to show that $f(x,y,z) = (1-x^{2})^{2}+z^{2}+y^{2}+yz$ is a convex function on $S =\{(x,y,z) \in \mathbb{R}^3|\frac{1}{\sqrt 3} < x\}$?

Information: In the previous problem I had to find stationary points and the Hessian matrix and I found out that in the stationary points $(-1,0,0) $ and $ (1,0,0)$ were local minimums, and in the ...
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Can I get anywhere with working out an unknown function if input is restricted? [on hold]

I want to know the formula that a game is using for some task (doesn't really matter what exactly). I know what the inputs and outputs are, but there's a finite number/combination of inputs - I know ...
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Bowers array notation : $f_{\omega^\omega}(n)\approx [n,…,n]$ ($n$ times)

I learnt at this site that $$\large f_{\omega^\omega}(n)\approx \underbrace{[n,...,n]}_{n\ n's}$$ For a simular approximation $$\large f_{\omega^2}(n)\approx \underbrace{n\rightarrow ...
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Random number function (counting)

I have task I can't get my head around, even with a suggested answer. You have a function the generates a random integer between $0 - 65535$. Your task is to generate random integers $125-525$ ...
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How to obtain accumulated counts of past events by time $t$?

Given $f: [0, \infty) \to \{0,1\}$, $f(t)$ represents whether there is an event occurring at time $t$. How can we obtain $g: [0,\infty) \to \mathbb{N}_0$ so that $g(t)$ represents the number of ...
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Find all functions f such that $f(f(x))=f(x)+x$

Let $f:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}$ be a function such that $f(f(x))=f(x)+x, \forall x\in\mathbb{R}$. Find all such functions $f$. Clearly, $f$ is an "one-to-one function". I have tried setting ...
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calculation $f(x)$ from given expression

$$f(x)+xf(-x)=x-2$$ what is $f(x$)? I try to solve this problem, but I don't know how to remove $f(-x)$ or converting it to $f(x)$.
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Find maxima and minima of the function

Given: $$f:\mathbb{R}^2 \rightarrow \mathbb{R}, f\left(x,y \right)=-x^4+x^3-3x^2y+3xy^2-y^3$$ Find all points where gradient is equal to zero. Decide whether in those points function has either maxima ...
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Are these two expression equal?

My friend insisted that $(-1)^{(-n)}$ is equivalent to $(-1)^n$ for any number of $n$. A quick check in the Wolfram Alpha show ...
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Map real numbers into [0:255] using fixed limits interval

I got an interval from x0 to x1. I want all numbers inside this interval to be mapped (preferably linear) from 0 to 255. All numbers below x0 should be mapped to 0. All numbers above x1 should be ...
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finite vs infinite set function composition

If there is a set $X$ which is finite with $f : X \rightarrow X$ and $g: X \rightarrow X$, then $f \circ g = 1_X$ iff $g \circ f = 1_X$. How is it true for finite sets? I'm not too sure, but the ...
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How to combine an amount of money with the compound interest function?

Tommy has some money at home from his graduation modeled by the function $h(x)=350$. He read about a bank that has savings accounts that accrue interest according to the function $s(x)= 1.04 ...
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define two functions whose compositions are equal to identity

Let B be the set $B = \{1,2,....n\}$ where n is a positive integer. Let C be the set of all bitstrings of length n and let Z be the set of all functions from B to $\{0,1\}$. How do I find the two ...
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Number of integer functions satisfying three constraints

I am trying to understand how many functions $\mathbb{Z^+}\to \mathbb{Z^+}$ which satistfy the three following constraints exist: For every $n \in \mathbb{Z^+}$ $$f(f(n))\leq\frac{n+f(n)}{2}$$ For ...