1. State both forms of the Archimedean property of R. This is Theorem 1.4.2: (i) Given any real number x, there is a natural number n such that n > x. (ii) Given any real number y > 0, there is a natu
1. What does it mean to say that two sets A and B have the same cardinality? What does it mean to say that a set S is countable? The .rst is De.nition 1.4.7 in the text: Two sets A and B have the same
1. Let A be a subset of R and s a real number. (a) De.ne what it means for s to be an upper bound for A. De.nition 1.3.1 in the text says that s is an upper bound for A if a s for every element a in A
In the .rst three questions, f is a function from R to R. 1. For A a subset of R, (a) De.ne the range, f (A), of f over A. f (A) = ff (x) : x 2 Ag (b) De.ne the preimage, f f
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1. What is a rational number ? Abbott says, "A rational number is any number that can be expressed in the form p=q where p and q are integers." You can call p=q a ratio or a quotient or a fraction if