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    Closure, interior..

    1. Let A=\{x\in R^3:x_2\geq 2, x_1^2+x_3^2=1\}
    Find A^\circ,\overline{A} and explain.
    id say that interior is empty set and closure is A, but if so, how to show that?
    2. Let A=\{\|x\|_{max}\leq 2,x\in\mathbb{R}^2\} and B=\{x^2-y^2>1,(x,y)\in\mathbb{R}^2\}. Let C=A\cap B. i dont know how exactly its called but: is C partly opened with respect to A, or partly closed?

    definition: Y is partly opened with respect to X if and only if there exists opened set G\in\mathbb{R}^d such that Y=G\cap X
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julius View Post
    1. Let A=\{x\in R^3:x_2\geq 2, x_1^2+x_3^2=1\}
    Find A^\circ,\overline{A} and explain.
    id say that interior is empty set and closure is A, but if so, how to show that?
    Hint:
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    Call \pi_2 the canonical projection onto the second coordinate space. and x_1,x_2,x_3)\to (x_1,x_3)" alt="\gamma:\mathbb{R}^3\to\mathbb{R}^2x_1,x_2,x_3)\to (x_1,x_3)" />. Clearly the first map is continuous and the second is because each of it's coordinate functions is continuous. So then A=\pi_1^{-1}\left([2,\infty)\right)\cap\gamma^{-1}\left(\mathbb{S}^1\right) (where \mathbb{S}^1 is the unit circle). So what?


    2. Let A=\{\|x\|_{max}\leq 2,x\in\mathbb{R^d}\} and B=\{x^2-y^2>1,(x,y)\in\mathbb{R^d}\}. Let C=A\cap B. i dont know how exactly its called but: is C partly opened with respect to A, or partly closed?

    definition: Y is partly opened with respect to X if and only if there exists opened set G\in\mathbb{R}^d such that Y=G\cap X
    What do you think?
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    So what?
    A^\circ=X^\circ\cap Y^\circ, \gamma^{-1}(\mathbb{S}^{1})^\circ=\emptyset so A^\circ=\emptyset?

    What do you think?
    i dont know.. B isnt closed, so C wont be closed, X=\{x^2-y^2\leq 1,(x,y)\in\mathbb{R}^2\}, R^2/ X is open so C is open?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julius View Post
    A^\circ=X^\circ\cap Y^\circ, \gamma^{-1}(\mathbb{S}^{1})^\circ=\emptyset so A^\circ=\emptyset?
    Well, first-off it tells you that A is the intersection of the preimages of two closed sets under a continuous map, in other words it's the intersection of two closed sets, in other words it's closed, in other words \overline{A}=A

    Why do you think \left(\gamma^{-1}\left(\mathbb{S}^1\right)\right)^{\circ}=\varnot  hing?


    i dont know.. B isnt closed, so C wont be closed, X=\{x^2-y^2\leq 1,(x,y)\in\mathbb{R}^2\}, R^2/ X is open so C is open?
    I don't understand I guess what's the problem. What you're calling "party open" just means that it's open in the subspace topology (or open as a metric subspace...whatever your prefer), in other words it's the intersection of A with an open set. But, once again x,y)\mapsto x-y" alt="\varphi:\mathbb{R}^2\to\mathbb{R}x,y)\mapsto x-y" /> is continuous and B=\varphi^{-1}\left((1,\infty)\right)...soooo?
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