Definition:Continuous Function (Real Analysis)/Point

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Definition

Let $A \subseteq \R$ be any subset of the real numbers, and $f: A \to \R$ be a real function.

Let $x \in A$ be a point of $A$.


Then $f$ is continuous at $x$ if and only if the limit $\displaystyle \lim_{y \to x} f \left({y}\right)$ exists and:

$\displaystyle \lim_{y \to x} \ f \left({y}\right) = f \left({x}\right)$


That is:

$\forall \epsilon \in \R_{>0}: \exists \delta \in \R_{>0}: \forall y \in A: \left\vert{y - x}\right\vert < \delta \implies \left\vert{f \left({y}\right) - f \left({x}\right)}\right\vert < \epsilon$


Also defined as

Often continuity is only defined for limit points of the domain.


Also see


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