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Compact,connected, and closed

  1. Dec 10, 2007 #1
    1. If A is compact, show that f(A) is compact. Is the converse true?

    2. If A is connected, show that f(A) is connected. Is the converse true?

    3. If B is closed, show that B inverse is closed.

    Any help with any or all of these three would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. Dec 10, 2007 #2

    quasar987

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    what is f? is f continuous?

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  4. Dec 10, 2007 #3

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    And what is A? is it in R? in R^n? Or in a general topological space?
     
  5. Dec 10, 2007 #4
    I'm assuming that A and B are subsets of some metric space (if they were in a general topological space, then his #3 would be trivial since that would essentially be the definition of a continuous function)
     
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