# Definition:Bounded Mapping

*This page is about Bounded in the context of Mapping. For other uses, see Bounded.*

## Definition

Let $\struct {T, \preceq}$ be an ordered set.

Let $f: S \to T$ be a mapping.

Let the image of $f$ be bounded.

Then $f$ is **bounded**.

That is, $f$ is **bounded** if and only if it is both bounded above and bounded below.

### Real-Valued Function

$f$ is **bounded on $S$** if and only if:

- $f$ is bounded above on $S$

and also:

- $f$ is bounded below on $S$.

### Complex-Valued Function

Let $f: S \to \C$ be a complex-valued function.

Then $f$ is **bounded** if and only if the real-valued function $\cmod f: S \to \R$ is bounded, where $\cmod f$ is the modulus of $f$.

That is, $f$ is **bounded** if there is a constant $K \ge 0$ such that $\cmod {f \paren z} \le K$ for all $z \in S$.

### Normed Division Ring

Let $\struct {R, \norm {\,\cdot\,}}$ be a normed division ring.

Let $f: S \to R$ be a mapping from $S$ into $R$.

Then $f$ is **bounded** if and only if the real-valued function $\norm {\,\cdot\,} \circ f: S \to \R$ is bounded, where $\norm {\,\cdot\,} \circ f$ is the composite of $\norm {\,\cdot\,}$ and $f$.

That is, $f$ is **bounded** if there is a constant $K \in \R_{\ge 0}$ such that $\norm{f \paren {s}} \le K$ for all $s \in S$.

### Metric Space

Let $M$ be a metric space.

Let $f: X \to M$ be a mapping from any set $X$ into $M$.

Then $f$ is a **bounded mapping** if and only if $f \sqbrk X$ is bounded in $M$.

## Unbounded Mapping

$f$ is **unbounded** if and only if it is neither bounded above or bounded below.

## Also see

- Results about
**bounded mappings**can be found here.