# bounded function

Definition Suppose $X$ is a nonempty set. Then a function $f:X\to\mathbb{C}$ is a if there exist a $C<\infty$ such that $|f(x)| for all $x\in X$. The set of all bounded functions on $X$ is usually denoted by $B(X)$ (, pp. 61).

If $f\in B(X)$, then the sup-norm, or uniform norm, of $f$ is defined as

 $||f||_{\infty}=\sup_{x\in X}|f(x)|.$

It is straightforward to check that $||\cdot||_{\infty}$ makes $B(X)$ into a normed vector space  , i.e., to check that $||\cdot||_{\infty}$ satisfies the assumptions  for a norm.

## References

• 1 C.D. Aliprantis, O. Burkinshaw, Principles of Real Analysis, 2nd ed., Academic Press, 1990.
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