# Thread: Cluster Points in a Sequence

1. ## Cluster Points in a Sequence

Is there any sequence that has infinitely many cluster points?If there is,what are the sequences that have this property?

2. Since $\mathbb{Q}$ is countable, you can consider the sequence $(q_n)_n$ formed by all the rationals, obtaining then a sequence such that its cluster points are ALL the real numbers!

3. Originally Posted by Enrique2
Since $\mathbb{Q}$ is countable, you can consider the sequence $(q_n)_n$ formed by all the rationals, obtaining then a sequence such that its cluster points are ALL the real numbers!
Hmm I don't quite understand.It would be helpful if you could give some concrete examples.

Apart from the sequences formed by rational numbers,is there any sequence in $\mathbb{R}$ that has this property as well?

4. It is a concrete example!!! $\mathbb{Q}$ is countable and dense. Countable means that there exists a bijective aplication $\pi:\mathbb{N}\to \mathbb{Q}$. Hence $(\pi(n))_n$ is a sequence containing ALL the rational numbers (not formed by rational numbers). Since $\mathbb{Q}$ is dense in $\mathbb{R}$, every real point is a cluster point of this sequence.

5. Originally Posted by Enrique2
It is a concrete example!!! $\mathbb{Q}$ is countable and dense. Countable means that there exists a bijective aplication $\pi:\mathbb{N}\to \mathbb{Q}$. Hence $(\pi(n))_n$ is a sequence containing ALL the rational numbers (not formed by rational numbers). Since $\mathbb{Q}$ is dense in $\mathbb{R}$, every real point is a cluster point of this sequence.
Okay,I get it.Thanks very much.

6. If you want a simple constructive formula then you could take $x_n = \sin(\ln n)$, which oscillates slowly between –1 and +1, so that every point of the interval [–1,1] is a cluster point. That also provides an answer to the question in your other long-running thread Limit of a Sequence.