# Questions tagged [real-analysis]

Real-valued functions of real variable, analytic properties of functions and sequences, limits, continuity, smoothness of these.

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### Splitting a space into positive and negative parts

Let $V$ be a vector space over $\mathbb R$. A symmetric bilinear pairing on $V$ is a linear map $a: V\otimes V \to \mathbb R$. Because $\mathbb R$ is characteristic not-two, I will freely confuse ...
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### Decomposition of Hölder continuous functions

Let $\alpha\in(0,1)$ and $\eta\in\Lambda_0^\alpha(\mathbb{R})$ be a compactly supported Hölder continuous function of order $\alpha$. I would like to show that, for any $n\in\mathbb{N}$, it is ...
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### Which is the correct ring of functions for a topological space?

There is a fact that I should have learned a long time ago, but never did; I was reminded that I did not know the answer by Qiaochu's excellent series of posts, the most recent of which is this one. ...
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### Integrability of derivatives

Is there a (preferably simple) example of a function $f:(a,b)\to \mathbb{R}$ which is everywhere differentiable, such that $f'$ is not Riemann integrable? I ask for pedagogical reasons. Results in ...
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### Asymptotically multiplicative functions and matrices

Hi, Let $\mathbb{N}_{cop}^2$ denote the set of all pairs of coprime natural numbers. A function $f:\mathbb{C}\rightarrow\mathbb{C}$ is called asymptotically multiplicative, iff \$\epsilon_{m,n}:=f(mn)...
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### f(f(x))=exp(x)-1 and other functions “just in the middle” between linear and exponential

The question is about the function f(x) so that f(f(x))=exp (x)-1. The question is open ended and it was discussed quite recently in the comment thread in Aaronson's blog here http://scottaaronson....
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### Text for an introductory Real Analysis course.

Any suggestions on a good text to use for teaching an introductory Real Analysis course? Specifically what have you found to be useful about the approach taken in specific texts?
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### Why do functions in complex analysis behave so well? (as opposed to functions in real analysis)

Complex analytic functions show rigid behavior while real-valued smooth functions are flexible. Why is this the case?
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### Minkowski inequality

In the Wikipedia proof of the Minkowski inequality (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minkowski_inequality), the following inequality is used: $$|f+g|^p\leq2^{p-1}(|f|^p+|g|^p).$$ I was just wondering if ...