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I was working on #6. Once i find it is an equivalence relation how do i describe the partition?

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- March 21st 2012, 01:15 PMAquameatwadExamples of Equivalence Relations.
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I was working on #6. Once i find it is an equivalence relation how do i describe the partition? - March 21st 2012, 01:36 PMemakarovRe: Examples of Equivalence Relations.
What does denote?

By considering a lot of examples. Fix some f(x) and describe all functions equivalent to it, as well as functions not equivalent to it. What information needs to be provided to identify an equivalence class? - March 21st 2012, 02:01 PMAquameatwadRe: Examples of Equivalence Relations.
I think F(R) is set of all functions of real numbers. is it where f(x)=g(x) for some x in R?

To identify an equivalence class? well the equiv relation is f(0)=g(0), but that's all we know, so for every [f(0)]: f(0)=g(0) ... - March 21st 2012, 02:09 PMPlatoRe: Examples of Equivalence Relations.
- March 21st 2012, 02:13 PMAquameatwadRe: Examples of Equivalence Relations.
because every function f(x) is equal to another function g(x)? so f(x) = g(x) for every real number x?

- March 21st 2012, 02:50 PMPlatoRe: Examples of Equivalence Relations.
- March 21st 2012, 06:04 PMAquameatwadRe: Examples of Equivalence Relations.
Yes, can you explain without using math talk. All i see are lines and squiggles.

- March 21st 2012, 06:09 PMemakarovRe: Examples of Equivalence Relations.
- March 21st 2012, 06:15 PMAquameatwadRe: Examples of Equivalence Relations.
Well there's the 'x' again. i thought plato said not to use an x. So now im getting even more confused

Anyway to describe the functions equivalent to f(x) is for some function g(x), f(x)=g(x) to be equivalent right?

and not equivalent f(x)≠g(x) right?

So what does this have to do with describing the partition? - March 21st 2012, 06:21 PMemakarovRe: Examples of Equivalence Relations.
Plato said that the definition of f ~ g in problem 6 does not use things like "for some x" or "for all x." In particular, f ~ g does

*not*mean "f(x) = g(x) for every real number x," which is a quote from post #5.

This is not the definition of f ~ g from problem 6.

So, the question remains: describe all function g(x) such that g(x) ~ x^2 + 1. - March 21st 2012, 10:01 PMDevenoRe: Examples of Equivalence Relations.
how do we decide if f and g are equivalent? we compare f(0) and g(0). for example, if f(x) = x^2 + 1, then f(0) = 0^2 + 1 = 1, so if g ~ f, g(0) = 1. that's all we need to know, and in fact, it's all we CAN say about such functions g. so one way of characterizing [f] is saying "all g with the same y-intercept as f". how many different y-intercepts are there (that is, how many points do we have on the y-axis)?