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Check proof of some simple inequality

Can you check please my proof of this inequality? It's all right?
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Preparations to finals, validation needed

I have an exam in a few days from now and I'm very nervous. I tried to tackle this one with all I got, but I'm not sure if I'm correct. If anyone can direct me, and tell me if and where I'm doing ...
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G acts freely on X. G is paradoxical implies X is also paradoxical

I am proving the Banach-Tarski paradox using a series of small results. For definition of certain terms, see here. Group $G$ acts freely on $X$ i.e. $\operatorname{Stab}(x)=e, \ \forall \ x\in X$. ...
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Examples of irreducible representations

Which of the following representations are irreducible? 1) The tautological representation of $D_n$ on $\mathbb{R}^2$ 2) The action of $U(1)$ on $\mathbb{C}$ by multiplication 3) The ...
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Can a square be in the form $2x + 1$, when $x$ is odd?

I was given this question, and I think I have solved it, but I'm not sure it is correct because this differs from how the answer is given. What is the most common way to solve this problem? Let's ...
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Are the difference of two vectors orthogonal if the angle between the two vectors approaches 0? (Attempted proof)

Suppose that $\vec{a}=(x,y), \vec{a`}=(x', y'), \Delta \vec{a} = (x'-x, y'-y), \theta \rightarrow 0$ where $\theta$ is the angle between $\vec{a}$ and $\vec{a'},$ and the magnitudes are equal, $a=a'$ ...
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Find recursive formula - Question from exam, check my answer

We want to demolish and move a bridge from one location to another. The bridge is made out of $m$ road segments all connected $[0,1]$, $[1,2]$, $[2,3]$...$[m-1,m]$ We have a given function $f$ which ...
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sum and infinity

If you have the sums $ (1+2+..+n) + (1+2+3+..+n-1)+ (1+2+3+..+n-2)+(1+2+3+..+n-3)+...+(1+2+3)+(1+2)+1$for large enough $n$ $$\frac {n^3}{3!} \approx (1+2+..+n) + (1+2+3+..+n-1)+ ...
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Prove $f$ is Lipschitz on $K$

Let $f:\mathbb{R}^d\to \mathbb{R}$ such that it's partial derivatives are continuous. Let $K\subseteq \mathbb{R}^d$, a bounded set. Prove that $f$ is Lipschitz on $K$. My work: Since $f$'s ...
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Associated prime of $M/Q$ where $Q$ is $\mathfrak{p}$-primary

I need check if my statement is true and proof check (for some reason I couldn't find this anywhere): Let $Q$ be a $\mathfrak{p}$-primary submodule of $A$-module $M$. Then $\mathfrak{p}$ is the ...
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Prove the limit is $e^\alpha$

prove that $\lim_{n \to \infty} \left(1+{\alpha\over n}\right)^n=e^\alpha$ $$\lim_{n \to \infty} \left(1+{\alpha\over n}\right)^n=\lim_{n \to \infty} \left(\left(1+{\alpha\over n}\right)^{n\cdot ...
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Proving a trigonometric identity with tangents [closed]

Prove that: $$\tan^227^\circ +2 \tan27^\circ \tan36^\circ=1$$ any help, I appreciate it.
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Commutator ideal of reductive Lie algebra

I'm working through Fulton and Harris's book on Representation theory, and I've just done the exercise where I had to show: If $\mathfrak{g}$ is a reductive Lie algebra (defined as $Z(\mathfrak{g}) = ...
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Implies in a truth table, unclear. [duplicate]

In my textbook, we have the following truth table: $P$ true and $Q$ true means that "$P \implies Q$" is true. $P$ true and $Q$ false means that "$P \implies Q$" is false. $P$ false and $Q$ true ...
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Find the Fourier coefficients of $g(x)$

Let $f:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{C}$, $2\pi$ periodic function and $f\in C^1$, such that the n-th Fourier coefficient is: $\hat{f}(n) = 3^{-n^2}$. Find the Fourier coefficients of $g(x) = \pi ...
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Verification of Basic Proof in Spivak Calculus (Induction)

I have began working through Spivak's Calculus book and trying to do the problems at the end of the chapters. I am rather new to proof, so forgive the naivety of this type of question. I am wanting ...
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Proof of Supporting Hyperplane Theorem from basic definitions.

My purposes in posting this question are twofold. First, I would like to have a lemma which I have proven on the way to proving the Supporting Hyperplane Theorem checked for rigor (zero tolerance for ...
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To circumscribe a square about a given circle.

http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/java/elements/bookIV/propIV7.html I was just wondering something . We know that if a line touches a circle at one point, then this means that this line is forming a ...
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How many coins do we need to get $k$ amount

In the far away land of coinsville, they use $4$ different coins as currency, $\{1,10,100,200\}$ What is the computational class of the amount of coins (minimal!!) we need to get $k$ amount? Well, ...
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Strange integral test for convergence in my Analysis Script (proof flawed ?)

Today I was going through my Analysis Script which my Professor used for his course (meaning he often refers to it) and I found a Lemma called Integralcriteria for convergence of Series. I read its ...
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Please check my proof of this elementary covector result

I would appreciate it if someone could look over my proof and verify that it's correct. The question: Let $f$ be a $k$-covector on vector space V. Let $u_1,\dots u_k\in V$ and $v_1,\dots,v_k\in V$ ...
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Proof of the derivative of ln(x)

I'm trying to prove that $\frac{\mathrm{d} }{\mathrm{d} x}\ln x = \frac{1}{x}$. Here's what I've got so far: $$ \begin{align} \frac{\mathrm{d}}{\mathrm{d} x}\ln x &= \lim_{h\to0} \frac{\ln(x + h) ...
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Prove that $H=V$ if $H$ is an $n$-dimensional subspace of an $n$-dimensional vector space $V$.

Prove that $H=V$ if $H$ is an $n$-dimensional subspace of an $n$-dimensional vector space $V$. I am not exactly sure what to do to show that $H=V$. So far I have reasoned that since $H$ and $V$ ...
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How do I know which of these are mathematical statements?

While reading this book called "How to Read and do Proofs" by Daniel Solow(Google) I found the following exercise at the end of the first chapter. So how do I know if something is a mathematical ...
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Let $S$ be a subset of an $n$-dimensional vector space $V$, and suppose $S$ contains fewer than $n$ vectors. Explain why $S$ cannot span $V$

Let $S$ be a subset of an $n$-dimensional vector space $V$, and suppose $S$ contains fewer than $n$ vectors. Explain why $S$ cannot span $V$ Proof: Suppose $S$ is a subset of an $n$-dimensional ...
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Show that $f(x) = x^2$ is not uniformly continuous on $[0,\infty)$

Ok, I know the same question has already been asked here, and I am not looking for an answer even though my proof looks kind of the same. But, I need to know whether or not I am on the right track. ...
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if integral $f(x)\cdot g(x)=0$ mean that $f(x)=0$?

The question: If $f(x)$ is a continuous function, such that for every continuous function $g(x)$ defined over $[a,b]$ $$\int_a^b f(x)\cdot g(x)\,dx =0$$ does it mean that $f\equiv 0$? The ...
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The image of the inverse of a continuous function

First of all I'm not sure if my title is correct with the question, I find it hard to really get about what kind of set this question is about. It would be very helpful if someone could explain this ...
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Conditional expectation $\mathbb E\left(\exp\left(\int_0^tX_sdB_s\right) \mid \mathcal F_t^X\right)$

I have found a theorem (see below) in two papers an I try to figure how it could be proved. The result seems to be intuitive, but I'm not able to prove it in a rigorous way. Assumptions: Consider a ...
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finding the supremum

Let $A=\{x:\frac{[b\cdot n]}{n}\}$ when $n\in \mathbb{N}$ find the supremum we know that $b\cdot n-1<[b\cdot n]<b \cdot n$ therefore $b- \frac{1}{n}<\frac{[b\cdot n]}{n}<b$ so b is a ...
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finding infimum

find the infimum and supremum of $E=\{x \in \mathbb{R}:x=\frac{2}{n}+(-1)^n, n\in \mathbb{N}\} $ $Max(E)=2$ therefore it is also the $Sup(E)$ Let assume that there is $-1<m: m\in E$ so $-1$ ...
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Why $ax^2+bx+c = a(x-r)(x-s)$, where $r$, $s$ are the roots?

When I was reading about math, I came across the following - Suppose the roots of the quadratic $ax^2+bx+c$ are $r$ and $s$. Then $ax^2+bx+c = a(x-r)(x-s)$ for all values of $x$. Is there ...
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Biggest n that can be solved in one second

I have been given the following problem: What is the largest n for which one can solve in one second a problem that requires $(\log_2(n))^2$ elementary operations, where each elementary operation is ...
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How is floor(x) + j/A between x and y, and how the proof is related to the well-ordering property?

I am having trouble with a proof by well-ordering property exercise. Use the well-ordering principle to show that if x and y are real numbers with $x \lt y$, then there is a rational number r with $x ...
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Looking for Clarification on a proof of Density of Q in R

I am looking for some advice/help in regard to the proof that Q is dense in R, given in Walter Rudin's book "Principles of Mathematical Analysis". Mostly, I want to see if my reasoning is correct for ...
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Is this simple calculus proof formal enough and correct?

There is function $f$ differentiable at $x=0$ and $f'(0) = m > 0, f(0) = 0.$ I need to prove that there is $K > 0$ and $\delta > 0$ that for every $0<x<\delta$ : $f(x) > Kx$. So I ...
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An affine set $C$ contains every affine combinations of its points

Show that an affine set $C$ contains every affine combinations of its points. Proof by induction: From the definition of an affine set, we know that $\forall x_1,x_2\in C \text{ and } \theta_i\in ...
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If$\mu$ is $\sigma$- finite, $\epsilon>0$, there exists $A\in \mathcal{A}$ such that $\mu(A)<\infty$ and $\epsilon+\int_A f>\int f$

Problem Let $X\mathcal{A},\mu$ be a $\sigma$-finite measure space. Suppose $f$ is non-negative and integrable. Prove that if $\epsilon>0$, there exists $A\in \mathcal{A}$ such that ...
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proof for $\frac{1}{i} = -i$?

My physical chemistry textbook seems to be making the implicit assumption that $\cfrac{1}{i} = -i$. I'm not sure how this is valid. Here is the snippet of relevant steps: ...
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Show that $f$ is continuous mathematically.

Let $f:[0,\infty)\to \mathbb{R}$ be given by $f(x)=\sqrt{x}$. Show that it is continuous. This is taken from Example 3.7 on <link> page 22 on the paper. It has shown that it is continuous at ...
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Quick question about basic proofs (Spivak)

I was taking a look at some of the practice question from the first chapter of Spivak, and I am wanting to just verify if I am on the right track with things. I do not have solutions, so I am just ...
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Proof that $\sqrt{F!-1}$ is irrational

Please tell me whether my proof is valid. (1) Suppose $\sqrt{F!-1}= \frac p q$ where $p, q$ are integers $>0$ with no common factors. (If there are any common factors we cancel them in the ...
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Analysis: Is $A$ dense in $[0,1]$?

Let $f_n:[0,1]\to\mathbb R$ define by $f_n(x)=\cos(nx)$. Let $A_n=\{x\mid f_n(x)=0\}$ and $A=\bigcup_{n\in\mathbb N}A_n$. I have shown that $|A|=+\infty$. Do you think that $A$ is dense in $[0,1]$ ? I ...
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Point-Set Topology Proof Verification

I am self-studying Baby Rudin (after some idleness) and his second chapter is on basic point-set topology. Now, he asks the following: Is every point of every open set $E\subset\mathbb{R}^2$ a limit ...
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Using Erdős–Szekeres theorem for graph with 50 vertices

Let $G$ be a graph with $50$ vertices such that for every $4$ vertices there are $2$ that have no edge between them (independent). I want to prove that $G$ has a group of $5$ independent vertices.My ...
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Quickest way to restrict a homeomorphism

Let $\phi: U \to V \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ homeomorphism. My desire is: I want to say the restriction $\phi|_{\phi^{-1}(B_{r'}(x))}:\phi^{-1}(B_{r'}(x)) \to B_{r'}(x) $ is a homeomorphism in the ...
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Anywhere I integrate $f_n$, the integral approaches $f$. Is $\lim_n f_n = f$ a.e.?

Something tells me this is obvious... I have a bunch of functions: $f,f_n:\mathbb{R}^2\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$, all integrable. Also, $f$ is continuous. I also have a family of sets, $\mathcal{G}$ ...
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Every continuous map of a closed interval into itself has a fixed point

The Question: Please show this theorem: Let $f: I=[a,b] \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be a continuous map such that $f(I) \supset I $. Then $f$ has a fixed point on I. My Attempt: Suppose there is a ...
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Homework problem about the smallest sigma algebra:

Let $\mathscr{E} \subset 2^X $, then there is a unique smallest $\sigma$-algebra containing $\mathscr{E} $. Proof(Attempt): Since $\mathscr{E} \subset 2^X $, $2^X$ is $\sigma$-algebra containing ...
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Question about proving basic results of numbers

I have just recently started to work with Calculus by Spivak and I am just wondering some things about the first chapter. ( I am doing this as a method to review my calculus which I have done but only ...