
Real analysis
Hi there
show that f(x) is continuous at R
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where 0 < a < 1 & ab>1+3/2T ......... T : means : Bie
can you just tell me how I can prove it , what theorems or definitions I should use to prove it ?

First let $\displaystyle f_n(x)=a^n\cos(b^n\pi x)$, then $\displaystyle f_n(x)\le a^n=M_n$. Well clearly each $\displaystyle f_n(x)$ is continuous. Now define $\displaystyle f(x)=\sum_{n=0}^\infty f_n(x)$, so if $\displaystyle \sum f_n\to f$ uniformly we will know that $\displaystyle f$ is continuous.
So by the Mtest we have that $\displaystyle \sum f_n\to f$ uniformly since $\displaystyle \sum_{n=0}^\infty M_n<\infty$ (geometric series with common ratio less than 1). If you don't know what the Mtest is then just follow the above link.
As for the condition on $\displaystyle ab$ it is not needed to show continuity, but if I am correct; I think that the next step would be to show that the function is nowhere differentiable. This is where the condition is most likely used.