Locally Lipschitz trig function

In summary, tan(x) is continuously differentiable everywhere it is defined, and it is locally Lipschitz according to geometric intuition. However, it is not difficult to find a function that is continuous but not locally Lipschitz, such as x^(1/3) on [-1,1].
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gaganaut
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Would a trig function like [tex]tan \left(x\right)[/tex] be locally Lipschitz?

How do we know that, if we know that [tex]tan \left(x\right)[/tex] is not continuously differentiable?
 
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tan(x) is continuously differentiable everywhere where it is defined.

And following my geometrical intuition, I would say that it is locally lip****z, and that you would have to try hard to find a function that is continuous but not locally lipschitz!
 
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quasar987 said:
And following my geometrical intuition, I would say (...) you would have to try hard to find a function that is continuous but not locally lipschitz!
Not that hard though, e.g.
[tex][-1,1]\to\mathbb{R}[/tex]
[tex]x\mapsto x^{1/3}[/tex]
is not Lipschitz on any nhbd of zero.
 

Related to Locally Lipschitz trig function

1. What is a Locally Lipschitz trig function?

A Locally Lipschitz trig function is a mathematical function that satisfies the Lipschitz condition on a specific interval or region. This means that the function has a bounded rate of change in that specific region, making it continuous and differentiable at every point.

2. How is a Locally Lipschitz trig function different from a regular trig function?

A regular trig function may not satisfy the Lipschitz condition, meaning that it may not have a bounded rate of change in certain regions. A Locally Lipschitz trig function, on the other hand, guarantees that the function is continuous and differentiable in that specific region.

3. What is the importance of a Locally Lipschitz trig function?

A Locally Lipschitz trig function is important because it allows us to study the behavior of a function in a specific region or interval, rather than looking at the entire domain. This is particularly useful in applications such as optimization and control theory.

4. How is the Lipschitz condition related to the continuity of a Locally Lipschitz trig function?

The Lipschitz condition ensures that a Locally Lipschitz trig function is continuous in the specified region. This is because a bounded rate of change implies that the function does not have any sudden jumps or breaks, making it continuous.

5. Can a Locally Lipschitz trig function be non-differentiable?

Yes, a Locally Lipschitz trig function can be non-differentiable at certain points. However, it is still continuous and differentiable at most points within the specified region due to the Lipschitz condition. Non-differentiability may occur at points where the function has sharp corners or cusps.

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