# epsilon delta proof

• September 21st 2009, 05:19 PM
jburks100
epsilon delta proof
Give a rigorus epsilon-delta proof that the function f: R^3 into R defined by f(x,y,z) = yx^2 + 2xz^2 is continuous at (1,1,1).
• September 21st 2009, 07:16 PM
NonCommAlg
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Originally Posted by jburks100
Give a rigorus epsilon-delta proof that the function f: R^3 into R defined by f(x,y,z) = yx^2 + 2xz^2 is continuous at (1,1,1).

suppose $\epsilon > 0$ is given and choose $\delta = \min \{1, \epsilon/21 \}.$ now if $0 < |x-1|, |y-1|, |z-1| < \delta,$ then $0 because $\delta \leq 1.$

we also have: $yx^2+2xz^2 - 3 = (y-1)x^2 + (x-1)(x+1+2z^2) + 2(z-1)(z+1).$ thus: $|yx^2+2xz^2-3| < 4 \delta + 11 \delta + 6 \delta = 21 \delta < \epsilon.$