# Thread: Uniform or pointwise continuity?

1. ## Uniform or pointwise continuity?

Does $\frac {sinx}{k}$ converges pointwise or uniformly as k approaches infinity?

Isn't the limit 0?

Does $\frac {sinx}{k}$ converges pointwise or uniformly as k approaches infinity?

Isn't the limit 0?
converges uniformly on what set? $\mathbb{R}$? yes it does (to 0). you can use either of the two main definitions to show this. there is an $\epsilon$ definition and a limit definition involving a supremum

there is also a theorem that has to do with the derivative being bounded implies uniform convergence (or maybe it's uniform convergence implies the derivative is bounded. i can never remember which. i should look it up)

3. Not sure if this argument is good or not. I think it converges to the zero function. It's been a while since I studied calculus.

If we define the domain as the real line, then we know $\sin x$ is bounded by $1$ and $\frac {1}{k} \rightarrow 0$ for all $k \geq N.$ Let $x$ be in the domain. Given $\epsilon > 0$, there is some $N \in \mathbb{N}$ such that $\left | \frac{1}{k} \right | < \epsilon$ for all $k \geq N$. Then $|f_k(x)-0| = \left |\frac {\sin x}{k}\right | = \left|\frac {1}{k} \right ||\sin x | < \epsilon \cdot 1 = \epsilon.$