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2006-05-30, 19:03   #5
wblipp

"William"
May 2003
New Haven

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Quote:
 Originally Posted by ewmayer Also, it makes no sense to speak of a function being continuous at a single point - continuity only makes sense in regions, i.e. neighborhoods of a point.
Although we usually think of it this way, continuity is classically defined at a point. The classic counter-intuitive case is
f(x) = 1/q if x is rational p/q in lowest form,
f(x)= 0 if x is irrational

This function is continuous at irrational points.

(f(x) is continuous at x' if, for every epsilon > 0 there exists a delta such that
for every x such that |x-x'|<delta, |f(x)-f(x')|<epsilon)

William