# Definition:Open Set/Real Analysis/Real Numbers

## Definition

Let $I \subseteq \R$ be a subset of the set of real numbers.

Then $I$ is open (in $\R$) if and only if:

$\forall x_0 \in I: \exists \epsilon \in \R_{>0}: \openint {x_0 - \epsilon} {x_0 + \epsilon} \subseteq I$

where $\openint {x_0 - \epsilon} {x_0 + \epsilon}$ is an open interval.

Note that $\epsilon$ may depend on $x_0$.