# Complex Variables

• February 4th 2010, 11:12 AM
LCopper2010
Complex Variables
Prove that if a set contains each of its accumulation points, then it must be a closed set.
• February 4th 2010, 11:57 AM
Plato
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Originally Posted by LCopper2010
Prove that if a set contains each of its accumulation points, then it must be a closed set.

Suppose that $\mathcal{A}$ is such a set.
If $x\in\mathcal{A}^c$, the complement, then $x$ is not a limit point of $\mathcal{A}$.
Therefore, the is an open set, $x\in\mathcal{O}_x$ that contains no point of $\mathcal{A}$.
Now show the complement is open.
• February 5th 2010, 04:12 AM
HallsofIvy
What does this have to do with complex variables?