# Thread: limit function / uniform convergence

1. ## limit function / uniform convergence

Examine the functions f_n(x) = x^(2n) / (1+x^(2n)) on R for n = 1,2,...
a) calculate the limit function f of the sequence [f_n]
b) Complete the following sentence: If [f_n] converges uniformly on the interval I=[a,b], then I cannot contain the point(s) x=____. Justify your answer, and then show the convergence is uniform on any closed intervals not containing those points.

The function $f_{n}(x)$ can also be written as $\displaystyle f_{n}(x)=1- \frac{1}{1+x^{2n}}$ . From here we see that $\lim_{n \to \infty} f_{n}(x)=1$ if $x \neq 0$ and $\lim_{n \to \infty} f_{n}(x)=0 \ \textrm{if x=0}$. As for the next part i think that $I$ cannot contain $x<0$