# Definition:Bounded Mapping/Real-Valued

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*This page is about real-valued functions which are bounded. For other uses, see Definition:Bounded.*

## Contents

## Definition

Let $f: S \to \R$ be a real-valued function.

### Definition 1

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

- $f$ is bounded above on $S$

and also:

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

### Definition 2

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

- $\exists K \in \R_{\ge 0}: \forall x \in S: \left\vert{f \left({x}\right)}\right\vert \le K$

where $\left\vert{f \left({x}\right)}\right\vert$ denotes the absolute value of $f \left({x}\right)$.

### Function Attaining its Bounds

Let $f: S \to \R$ be a bounded real-valued function.

Let $T$ be a subset of $S$.

Suppose that:

- $\exists a, b \in T: \forall x \in S: f \left({a}\right) \le f \left({x}\right) \le f \left({b}\right)$

Then $f$ **attains its bounds on $T$**.

## Unbounded

$f$ is **unbounded** if it is not bounded.

## Also see

## Sources

- 2014: Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson:
*The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics*(5th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry:**bounded function**