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It is an advantage to be dealing, not just with analytic functions, but with the larger class of smooth functions, precisely because one then has at one's disposal the so-called bump functions: a bump junction is a smooth function which is positive within a finite interval and zero outside it. Exercise S. Show that, for given positive integer k, the function xkIxl on R is Ck but not Ck+'. O Exercise 4. The function f on R defined by fi(x) = f e-'/` if x > 0 0 ifx<0 is smooth. ,,) (x) = 0 for x < a and for x > b.
Show that v° = v(r°), where x° is thought of as a (coordinate) function. 0 Exercise 12. The point zo in a 3-dimensional affine space A has coordinates (3, 1, -2) with respect to an affine coordinate system (x°); also v = 81 + 282 + 383 and / _ o xlx2 + x2x3 + x3x1. Show that of = 13. Exercise 13. Show that if / is the affine function x - (z - ro,o) determining a hyperplane and v is a tangent vector then of = (v,a). 0 4. Cotangent Vectors The set of points in an affine space at which a given smooth function takes a particular fixed value is called, if it is not empty, a level surface of the function.
In any case, the functions met with in applications are almost always analytic, when they are differentiable at all, so there would be little practical advantage in relaxing the conditions. Chapter 2 32 It should be realised, however, that a smooth function is not necessarily analytic: one may certainly construct its Taylor series about any point in its domain of definition, but there is no guarantee that the series will converge to the value of the function at any other point. Again, the only function which is analytic on R and has the value zero on some open interval is the zero function, while it is possible for a merely smooth function to be identically zero on an open interval but different from zero elsewhere.