# Riemann Integrable function

This is a problem from I.S.I. M.Math Subjective Sample Paper 2013 based on Riemann Integrable Function. Try out this problem.

Problem: Riemann Integrable function

Let N>0 and let $\mathbf{ f:[0,1] to [0,1] }$ be denoted by f(x) = 1 if x=1/i for some integer $\mathbf{i\le N}$ and f(x) = 0 for all other values of x. Show that f is Riemann Integrable.

Discussion

First let's get the notations in place (Riemann integral has several notations in different books).
Let P be a tagged partition of [0,1] that is $\mathbf{wp = {([x_{i-1} , x_i ], t_i)}_{i=1}^n }$.

S(f,P) be the Riemann Sum of function f given this tagged partition; that is  $\mathbf{ S(f, wp) = \sum_{i=1}^n f(t_i)(x_i -x_{i-1}) }$

We conjecture that the Riemann Integral of the given function is 0 (how do we know it? A guess. If we wish to eliminate this guessing step, then we have to use Cauchy criterion for the proof).

We show that $\mathbf{ S(f, wp) < \epsilon}$ for any $\mathbf{ \epsilon > 0 }$ (that is we will be able to find a $\mathbf{\delta_{\epsilon}}$ which is the norm of a partition concerned)

Let us take $\mathbf{\delta_{\epsilon} = \frac{\epsilon}{2N} }$ that is we divide [0,1] into $\mathbf{\lfloor \frac{2N}{\epsilon} \rfloor }$ parts of equal length. The Riemann sum of the given function over this partition is at most $\mathbf{\frac{\epsilon}{2} }$ which is smaller than $latex \mathbf{\epsilon}$

Proved