Surjection/Examples

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Examples of Surjections

Arbitrary Finite Set

Let $S$ and $T$ be sets such that:

\(\ds S\) \(=\) \(\ds \set {a, b, c}\)
\(\ds T\) \(=\) \(\ds \set {x, y}\)

Let $f: S \to T$ be the mapping defined as:

\(\ds \map f a\) \(=\) \(\ds x\)
\(\ds \map f b\) \(=\) \(\ds x\)
\(\ds \map f c\) \(=\) \(\ds y\)

Then $f$ is a surjection.


Negative Function on Integers

Let $f: \Z \to \Z$ be the mapping defined on the set of integers as:

$\forall x \in \Z: \map f x = -x$


Then $f$ is a surjection.


Doubling Function on Reals

Let $f: \R \to \R$ be the real function defined as:

$\forall x \in \R: \map f x = 2 x$


Then $f$ is a surjection.


Floor Function of $\dfrac {x + 1} 2$ on $\Z$

Let $f: \Z \to \Z$ be the mapping defined on the set of integers as:

$\forall x \in \Z: \map f x = \floor {\dfrac {x + 1} 2}$

where $\floor {\, \cdot \,}$ denotes the floor function.

Then $f$ is a surjection, but not an injection.


$\map f x = \dfrac x 2$ for $x$ Even, $0$ for $x$ Odd

Let $f: \Z \to \Z$ be the mapping defined on the set of integers as:

$\forall x \in \Z: \map f x = \begin{cases} \dfrac x 2 & : x \text { even} \\ 0 & : x \text { odd} \end{cases}$

Then $f$ is a surjection.


Real Sine Function to $\closedint 1 1$

Let $I$ denote the closed real interval $\closedint 1 1$.

Let $f: \R \to I$ be the mapping defined on the set of real numbers as:

$\forall x \in \R: \map f x = \sin x$

where $\sin$ denotes the sine function.

Then $f$ is a surjection, but not an injection.


Real Square Function to $\R_{\ge 0}$

Let $f: \R \to \R_{\ge 0}$ be the real square function whose codomain is the set of non-negative reals:

$\forall x \in \R: \map f x = x^2$

Then $f$ is a surjection.


Examples of Mappings which are Not Surjections

Arbitrary Mapping on Sets

Let $A = \set {a, b, c}$.

Let $B = \set {1, 2, 3}$.

Let $f \subseteq {A \times B}$ be the mapping defined as:

$f = \set {\tuple {a, 2}, \tuple {b, 1}, \tuple {c, 1} }$

Then $f$ is not a surjection.


Square Function is Not Surjection

Let $f: \R \to \R$ be the real square function:

$\forall x \in \R: \map f x = x^2$

Then $f$ is not a surjection.


$2 x + 1$ Function on Integers Not Surjection

Let $f: \Z \to \Z$ be the mapping defined on the set of integers as:

$\forall x \in \Z: \map f x = 2 x + 1$

Then $f$ is not a surjection.