# Incomplete Metric Space

• Apr 7th 2011, 04:20 AM
raed
Incomplete Metric Space
Dear Colleagues,

show that the set of all real number constitutes an incomplete metric space if we choose
$d(x,y)=|arc tan(x) - arc tan(y)|$

Best Regards
• Apr 7th 2011, 05:27 AM
Opalg
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Originally Posted by raed
Dear Colleagues,

show that the set of all real number constitutes an incomplete metric space if we choose
$d(x,y)=|arc tan(x) - arc tan(y)|$

Best Regards

What can you say about the sequence $(x_n)$, where $x_n = n$ ?
• Apr 7th 2011, 05:50 AM
raed

Regards,

Raed.
• Apr 7th 2011, 05:54 AM
Opalg
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Originally Posted by raed

That is what you have to decide, using the given metric. (Happy)
• Apr 7th 2011, 05:55 AM
Plato
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Originally Posted by raed
But is this Cauchy.

Here is a large hint: $\displaystyle\lim _{n \to \infty } \arctan (n) = \frac{\pi }{2}$.