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#1 2016-10-13 14:42:44

Sheff
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Limit Points of a Set

I am aware a set is Bounded if it has both upper and Lower bound and i know what a Limit point of a set is but how can i show that If S ⊂ R be a "bounded infinite set", then S' ≠∅

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#2 2016-10-22 18:46:48

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Re: Limit Points of a Set

By S', do you mean the set of all limit points of S?


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#3 2016-10-24 05:03:00

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Re: Limit Points of a Set

Okay, here is a proof.

Construct a sequence with elements in S such that all terms are different. This should be possible because S is infinite. Now, because this sequence is bounded, it must have a convergent subsequence which is non-constant.

Hence, it follows that S' is non-empty.


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