Theoretical foundations of calculus: limits, convergence of sequences, construction of the real numbers, least upper bound property, and related analysis topics such as continuity, differentiation, integration through the fundamental theorem of calculus.

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Which of the following are true about sequences?

If $(x_n)$ is a sequence of real numbers such that for every $n$ we have $0<x_n<\frac{1}{n}$ then which of the following is true? $1.\lim_{n\to\infty}x_n=0$ $2.$If $f$ is continuous function ...
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Which of the following function need not necessarily has limit?

If $f(x)$ is a function such that $\lim_{x\to a}f(x)=L$ exists,then which of the following function need not necessarily has limit? $1.|f(x)-f(a)|$ $2.\frac{\sin(f(x))}{f(x)}$ $3.log(f(x))$ ...
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Bounding a function pointwise from bound on the expectation

Suppose we have a Lipschitz continuous positive function with bounded expectation Eg < a. What can be said about the point-wise bound ?
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How to prove this is NOT a Cauchy sequence

Show directly (from the definition) that the following are not Cauchy sequence $$n +\frac{(-1)^n}{n}$$
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Equivalent Statement of Chain Rule

This is an elementary question. The following theorem is from Principles of Mathematical Analysis: Chain Rule Suppose that $E$ is an open set in $\mathbb{R}^n$, $f$ maps $E$ into $\mathbb{R}^m$, $f$ ...
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Self-adjoint operator and eigenbasis

Let us assume that we have a self-adjoint operator $A: D(A) \subset L^2 \rightarrow L^2$ and we know that $A$ has a purely discrete spectrum and the eigenvalues of $A$ are simple. Does that mean that ...
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Real analytic function in one point and zeros

Let $f:I\to\mathbb{R}$ be a continuous function and $t_0\in I$ such that $f$ is analytic at $t_0$ and $f(t_0)=0$. Is it true that there is an entire neighbourhood of $t_0$ in which $f$ has no other ...
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Integral Contest [on hold]

Before you answer this OP, please read all the terms and conditions below. Thank you... Today I hold an unofficial little contest on brilliant.org. Now, I will hold it here on Math S.E. It's just for ...
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f is continious and g is defined as the integral of f. Now how can I show that g'(1)=f(1)

Im trying to solve a question I had on my exam but Im not sure how I should go about solving it. I dont even know in what direction I should look if I want to solve it. I am hoping someone here has a ...
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Real Analysis Differential functions

I am currently working through an exercise set and I am a little stuck on the following question: For $a > 0$, define a function $f_a(x)= \begin{cases} x^a \sin(1/x), &x \ne 0\\0, &x=0 ...
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Calculating the percentages of net profit over cost

I am stuck at a couple of percentage questions. A merchant sells an item at a 20% discount. But still makes a profit of 20% of the COST. What percentage of the cost would the Gross profit on the item ...
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Real analytic methods for the following integral [duplicate]

A few days back, the following integral was posted $$\int_0^1 x^x(1-x)^{1-x}\sin(\pi x)\,dx=\frac{\pi e}{24}$$ The integral was answered using complex analysis tools but I am interested in other ...
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Prove the combination rule for non-negative series by using comparison test

The combination rule for non-negative series is as follows: The question is, how can I prove combination rule for non-negative series by using the comparison test, namely:
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Real numbers intervals

Is it true that there always exists a irrational number in any open interval of real numbers? I guess yes, but I could not prove it. Could any help me with this? Thanks a lot!
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Constant raised to the power of an even or odd function

Suppose that $a$ is a positive real number, that $f(x)$ is an even function and that $g(x)$ is an odd function. Would $a^{f(x)}$ be an even or odd function? And would $a^{g(x)}$ be an even or odd ...
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Subadditive sequence implies $\lim s_n/n$ exists.

How do I prove that for a subadditive sequence the next limit $$\lim s_n/n$$ exists where $s_n$ is subadditive? PS I can see that $s_n/n$ is subadditive as well, but I don't see how to use it here.
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Convergence of a non explicit sequence

I was wondering if someone could help me prove this: Let $\lbrace a_n \rbrace$ be a sequence in $\mathbb{R}$ with ${a_n} \rightarrow a $ as $n \rightarrow \infty$. If $a>0$ prove that there exists ...
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What can the Weierstrass therem say about an arbitrary continuous function being analytic?

Please describe the conditions and why they do not match up, as clearly not every continuous function is analytic. Thank you!
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The product of uniformly continuous functions is not necessarily uniformly continuous

I was asked to show that given two functions $f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ and $g:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ which are both uniformly continuous, to show that the product ...
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Continuum Hypothesis?

In Kolmogorov and Fomin's Introduction to Real Analysis, there are a pair of problems which seem to be asking the reader to prove the Continuum Hypothesis. These are in Section 3, problems 12 and 13, ...
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Theorem 3.29 in Baby Rudin

Theorem 3.29 in Walter Rudin's Principles of Mathematical Analysis, 3rd ed., states that If $p>1$, then the series $$\sum_{n=2}^\infty \frac{1}{n (\log n)^p} $$ converges; if $p \leq 1$, the ...
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Fejer's theorem with Riemann integrable function

If $f$ is integrable and $f(x+), f(x-)$ exists for some $x$, then $$ \lim_{N \rightarrow \infty} {\frac{1}{{2\pi }}\int_{ - \pi }^\pi {f\left( {x - t} \right){K_N}\left( t \right)dt} } = ...
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Prove: $f(x)=e^{ax}$ is continuous on $\mathbb{R}$

Am I being fooled by how simple this statement looks? My book is currently telling me to take both $\lim_{x\rightarrow 0} f(x) =1$ and $f(x_1+x_2)=f(x_1)f(x_2)$ where $-\infty<x_1,x_2<\infty$, ...
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Differentiating both sides of an equality with respect to first variables? (Not answered)

I am proving a statement and the truth of the following proposition would help me with it. If anyone could say whether the proposition is true and give a hint how to prove it I would be very much ...
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A Riemann Integrability Question

Define $f:\mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$. For any fixed closed interval $[a,b] $,$f(x) $ is $Riemann$ integrable on $[a,b].$ Proof:$\forall a,b;c,d\in\mathbb{R},a<b,c<d.$ $f (x+y) $ is ...
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Showing $\left \lvert \sum_{k=1}^n x_k y_k \right \rvert \le \frac{1}{\alpha} \sum_{k=1}^n x_k^2 + \frac{\alpha}{4} \sum_{k=1}^n y_k^2 $

Let $\vec x, \vec y \in \mathbb{R}^n$ and $\alpha > 0$. Show that $\left \lvert \sum_{k=1}^n x_k y_k \right \rvert \le \frac{1}{\alpha} \sum_{k=1}^n x_k^2 + \frac{\alpha}{4} \sum_{k=1}^n y_k^2 ...
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Show that if $A,B$ are measurable, $A\subset E\subset B$, and $m(A)=m(B)$, then $E$ is measurable.

Here's the full problem: Suppose $A\subset E\subset B$, where $A,B$ are measurable with finite measure. Show that if $m(A)=m(B)$, then $E$ is measurable. Here, we are dealing with measure space ...
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Constraining mathematics to a subset of $\mathbb{R}$

Let's imagine we're only using rational numbers for everything in mathematics. Problems arise quite soon when you try to calculate diagonals of squares or perhaps roots of something like $f(x)=x^2-2$. ...
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Real Analysis alpha Holder condition

Holder condition A function $f:(a,b)\rightarrow R$ satisfies a Holder condition of $\alpha$ order if $\alpha > 0$, and for some constant $H$ and for all $u,x \in (a,b)$, $$|f(u)-f(x)| \leq ...
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Cauchy construction of the real numbers.

I know that similar questions have been asked before, but I can't seem to find something that really justifies the Cauchy construction of the reals. One question that seemed to have been asked is how ...
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How to prove uniform convergence of series of functions $f_n(x) = x^n$

How do I prove that the series of functions $f_n(x) = x^n$ converges to zero on x = $[0,1)$ (without using limits)? I know I must solve for some $N \in \mathbb{N}$, but when I try to do this I cannot ...
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Series and comparison test

If $a_n>0$ and $\sum a_n$ diverges, what can be said about $\displaystyle \sum \frac{a_n}{1+na_n}$? I cannot prove that it is convergent or divergent. I think it is convergent for some examples ...
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Why can't consecutive irrational numbers be treated mathematically as limits?

I'm a relative newcomer to these stackexchange websites, and this post will serve as my introduction to the Mathematics stackexchange site. After perusing some of the related questions, I found these ...
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How to show that addition is continuous?

Let $f: R \times R \rightarrow R$ and let the metric over $R$ be $d(x,y)=|x-y|$ and let the metric in $R \times R$ be $d_2((x,y),(a,b))= ((x-y)^2+(a-b)^2)^{1/2}$. I believe I understand how to ...
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Finding a counterexample: If $f=g^2$ and $f$ is differentiable on $[a,b]$, then $g$ is differentiable on $(a,b)$.

Suppose $f,g:[a,b]\to \mathbb R$. Provide a counterexample: If $f=g^2$ and $f$ is differentiable on $[a,b]$, then $g$ is differentiable on $(a,b)$. I've been attempting to find a counterexample by ...
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Test whether $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{\ln{n}}{n}$ converges or diverges

I am trying to solve this using an integral test, but I am unsure whether or not this is correct. Let $f:[2,\infty)\to\mathbb{R}$ be defined by $f(t)=\frac{\ln{(t)}}{t} >0\ \forall t\geq2$. Now ...
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Tedious undefined limit without L'Hospital $\mathop {\lim }\limits_{x \to \frac{\pi }{2}} \,\,\frac{{\tan \,(x)}}{{\ln \,(2x - \pi )}}$

When I try to calculate this limit: $$\mathop {\lim }\limits_{x \to \frac{\pi }{2}} \,\,\frac{{\tan \,(x)}}{{\ln \,(2x - \pi )}}$$ I find this: $$\begin{array}{l} L = \mathop {\lim }\limits_{x \to ...
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How to identify $L^2(Q_T)$ and $L^2(0, T; L^2(\Omega))$? (measurability of function)

How can we identify $L^2(Q_T)$ and $L^2(0, T; L^2(\Omega))$? For my understanding: $Q_T:=(0, T)\times \Omega$; DEF1: $L^2(Q_T)=\{u: (0, T)\times \Omega \to \mathbb{R}, \mbox{measurable and} ...
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Limit of a headache-giving series [on hold]

I found this problem somewhere which says to find out the limit of this series, in order to prove that the limit is somewhere outside $\mathbb{Q}$. $$ x_n = \sum_{k=0}^n 2^{-k^2-k}\;,\quad \forall n ...
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How to prove this sequence is Cauchy

Show directly (from the definition) that if $$x_n=1+\frac{1}{2!} + \frac{1}{3!} + \ldots + \frac{1}{n!}\;,$$ then $(x_n)$ is a Cauchy sequence.
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Which of the following options are correct?

$f(x),g(x)$ are defined on $[-1,1]$, $f'(0),g'(0)$ exist, $f(0)=g(0)$, and $f(x)\ge g(x)$ holds for an open interval containing $0$. Then which of the following is correct: I, $f(x)$ and $g(x)$ have ...
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Calculate $\int_0^1f(x)dx$

Calculate $\int_0^1f(x)dx$,where $$\ f(x) = \left\{ \begin{array}{l l} 0 & \quad \text{if $x=0$ }\\ n & \quad \text{if $x\in(\frac{1}{n+1},\frac{1}{n}]$} \end{array} \right.$$ ...
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Construct a Compact set of Real numbers whose limit points form a countable set

What do you think about this set? K = 0 $ \cup$ {1/n : n $\epsilon$ Natural numbers} It has one limit point which is zero, so it is countable and it is compact. Is this correct? Also, do you ...
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Applying the Implicit Function Theorem from R3 to R [duplicate]

Suppose $f:\mathbb{R}^3 \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is such that the Implicit Function Theorem applies to $F(x,y,z) = 0$ to determine $z = f(x,y)$, $x=g(y,z)$ and $y=h(x,z)$ in a neighborhood of a point ...
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A function on set involved in product of measurable sets

Let $\mathfrak{S}_1$ and $\mathfrak{S}_2$ be two families of measurable sets, and let $C\in\mathfrak{S}_1\times\mathfrak{S}_2$ be the countable union of disjoint sets, i.e. $C=\bigcup_{n=1}^\infty ...
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Multiplicative constant in inclusions of Hölder spaces

Let $\Sigma(n + \beta, L)$ for $n \in \mathbb{N}_0$, $0 < \beta \le 1$, $L > 0$ be the set of functions $f : \Omega \to \mathbb{R}$ (or $\mathbb{C}$, whatever) whose derivatives up to order $n$ ...
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$L^{p}$ spaces and their properties

I have aquestion :Idont know how to show that if $1<p<q<\infty$ , then $L^{q}$(0,1)$\subset$$L^{p}$(0,1) and $\mid\mid f\mid\mid$$_p$ < $\mid\mid f\mid\mid$$_q$ ,f $\in$$L^{q}$(0,1)? ...
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Proof verification of compactness

Let $K$ be the set $\{0\} \cup \{1/n : n \text{ is an element of the positive integers}\} $ Prove that $K$ is compact. In my head, it seems that what they are asking in this question to prove is ...
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Which of the following option is true?

$\forall \varepsilon>0,\exists \delta>0$ such that $|f(x)-f(x_0)|>\varepsilon$ whenever $|x-x_0|>\delta$ is equivalent to which of the following? $1.f$ is unbounded. ...
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Uniform convergence - definition / notation clarification

My professor gave the following definition in class for uniform convergence: $(f_{n}: A \subset \mathbb{R}^{k} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^{l})_{n=1}^{\infty}$ converges uniformly to $f$ on $A$ if and ...