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A). Let M be the set of functions defined on [0,1] that have a continuous derivative there ( one-sided derivatives at the endpoints).
Let p(x,y) = max_[0,1]|x'(t) - y'(t)|.

1).Show that ( M,p) fails to be a metric space.

2). Let p(x,y) = |x(0) - y(0)| + max_[0,1]|x'(t) - y'(t)|. Is (M,p) now a metric space?

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B). Let M be the set of continuous functions on [0,1] and define
p(x,y) = integral from 0 to 1 of |x(t) - y(t)|dt. Does this define a metric space? ( Also a proof here please for the yes or no answer).

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A.1
By definition, a metric d(x,y) must satisfy condition d(x, y) = 0 if and only if x = y.

It fails for p(x,y) = max_[0,1]|x'(t) - y'(t)|, because two functions can differ by a constant but still have p(x,y) = 0.

Therefore (M,p) is not a metric space

A.2
The definition of metric contains four conditions:
d(x, y) &#8805; 0 (non-negativity) ...

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