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In this case, it is possible to deﬁne the inverse function f −1 (y), with domain Y and image X, that assigns to each y ∈ Y the only element x ∈ X such that f (x) = y. Equivalent sets. Two sets are called equivalent if there exists a one-toone correspondence between them. Finite/inﬁnite sets. A set is called ﬁnite if it has a ﬁnite number of elements. Otherwise a set is inﬁnite. The empty set is considered to be ﬁnite. Countable/uncountable set. A set is countable if it is equivalent to N. A set is uncountable if it is neither ﬁnite nor countable .

2 Function definition Example 1. ” Solution. Consider the function f (x) = sin x and choose A = [0, 2π] e B = [π, 3π]. Then f (A ∩ B) = f ([π, 2π]) = [−1, 0], while f (A)∩f (B) = [−1, 1]∩[−1, 1] = [−1, 1]. Remark 1. The following relation is true: f (A ∩ B) ⊂ f (A) ∩ f (B). Remark 2. For the union the statement is true, that is, f (A ∪ B) = f (A) ∪ f (B). 1: Example 1 Example 2. ” Solution. Consider the function f (x) = x2 and choose A = [0, +∞). Then f (R\A) = f ((−∞, 0)) = (0, +∞), while f (R) \f (A) = [0, +∞) \ [0, +∞) = ∅.

Show that a similar statement: “if f (x) is bounded on any closed interval contained in (a, b), then it is bounded on (a, b)” is false by providing a counterexample. 8. Show that the following statement “a non-constant function cannot have inﬁnitely many irrational periods” is false by providing a counterexample. Consider a ﬁner version of the above statement: “there is no function which has no rational period, but has inﬁnitely many positive irrational periods smaller then any given positive number” and construct corresponding counterexample.