What are the limit points of this set?

• Jan 11th 2010, 05:24 AM
kevinlightman
What are the limit points of this set?
What are the limit points of the set containing x^n such that n is in the positive natural numbers for each a that is a member of the inteval [-1,1]?
• Jan 11th 2010, 06:38 AM
tonio
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Originally Posted by kevinlightman
What are the limit points of the set containing x^n such that n is in the positive natural numbers for each a that is a member of the inteval [-1,1]?

$\displaystyle x^n=1 \Longleftrightarrow x=1\,\,\,or\,\,\,x=-1\,\,and\,\,n\,\,even\,,\,\,x^n=-1\,\,if\,\,x=-1\,\,and$ $\displaystyle n\,\,odd\,,\,\,and\,\,\,x^n\rightarrow 0\,\,\,if\,\,\,|x|<1$

Tonio
• Jan 11th 2010, 06:55 AM
kevinlightman
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Originally Posted by tonio
$\displaystyle x^n=1 \Longleftrightarrow x=1\,\,\,or\,\,\,x=-1\,\,and\,\,n\,\,even\,,\,\,x^n=-1\,\,if\,\,x=-1\,\,and$ $\displaystyle n\,\,odd\,,\,\,and\,\,\,x^n\rightarrow 0\,\,\,if\,\,\,|x|<1$

Tell me, what is a limit point? Why do you think that $\displaystyle 0$ is a limit point of this set?