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Illustrating Uniform Continuity:

The examples below try to illustrate uniform continuity. Also, take a look at a Java applet illustrating uniform continuity.

For uniform continuity, there has to be one single that works for a fixed, given . In the picture below that is not possible. If the 'slides' up the positive y-axis, the corresponding must get smaller and smaller. There is no single that will work for any possible location of the interval on the y axis.

Not uniformly continuous

In the example below, however, one can see that regardless of where I place the -interval on the y-axis, it is possible to find one single small that will work for each of those locations of . That is to say, there is one that will work uniformly for all locations of (of course, choosing a smaller means that I am also allowed to pick another, smaller - that will work again uniformly for all -locations).

Is uniformly continuous

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