# Real Power is of Exponential Order Epsilon

## Theorem

Let:

$f: \hointr 0 \to \to \R: t \mapsto t^r$

be $t$ to the power of $r$, for $r \in \R, r > -1$.

Then $f$ is of exponential order $\epsilon$ for any $\epsilon > 0$ arbitrarily small in magnitude.

## Proof

For $t > 0$, $t^r$ is continuous.

At $t = 0$, defining $0^r = 0$, the function is continuous from the right:

 $\ds \lim_{t \mathop \to 0^+} t^r$ $=$ $\ds \lim_{t \mathop \to 0^+} \map \exp {r \ln t}$ $\ds$ $=$ $\ds \map \exp {\lim_{t \mathop \to 0^+} r \ln t}$ Exponential Function is Continuous $\ds$ $=$ $\ds 0$ Logarithm Tends to Negative Infinity, Exponential Tends to Zero and Infinity

Fix $t > 1$.

By the Archimedean Principle, there is a natural number $n$ such that $n > r$.

Recall from Polynomial is of Exponential Order Epsilon, $t^n < K e^{at}$ for any $a > 0$, arbitrarily small in magnitude.

Therefore the inequality $t^r < K e^{at}$ has solutions of the same nature.

$\blacksquare$