# Exam 1 - Math 4320/5320 - Modern Analysis II

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Exam 1 - Math 4320/5320 - Modern Analysis II
Dr. Radu C. Cascaval, Spring 2016
Take Home - Due Tuesday, March 8 before class time
You may consult the textbook or other printed materials (use of internet resources is highly
discouraged), but you cannot get help from any breathing source (like humans, monkeys, dogs
etc).!
1. Given a metric space (M, d) and a set nonempty set A, the distance from a point p ∈ M to
A is defined as
dA (p) = inf d(p, a)
a∈A
(a) Prove that if A is compact, then the infimum is actually achieve (so is a minimum) and
that the function dA : M → R is continuous.
(b) Give an example of a set A where the infimum in (a) is not achieved.
(c) [Math 5320 only] Show that the property of A being closed is not enough to guarantee the
infimum in (a) is achieved (so compactness is essential).
2. (a) Consider the sequence of functions
fn (x) =
x
nx + 1
Prove that {fn } is uniformly convergent on [0, 1].
(b) Consider the sequence of functions
gn (x) =
1
nx + 1
Prove that {gn } is convergent pointwise on [0, 1], but it is not uniformly convergent on (0, 1).
3. Let {an } be a bounded sequence of real numbers. For each n ≥ 0, define
fn (x) = a0 + a1 x +
a2 x 2
an xn
+ &middot;&middot;&middot; +
2!
n!
Prove that for each r &gt; 0, the sequence of functions {fn : [−r, r] → R is uniformly convergent
on [−r, r]. Is it true that fn converges uniformly on R?
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