Can someone help me with proving the following simple relationship:
I think I solved it, but I did it differently, and I don't follow some of your explanation. But maybe I'm confused about something ... do elements of a set have to be either limit points or interior points? This seems to be implied in your explanation, but I thought this wasn't true? (for example the set of natural numbers in the usual topology of Reals).
As I understand it the closure is the union of a set and it's derived set:
So that your second statement about any open set containing x also containing another point of A doesn't make sense to me ... unless you didn't mean "another" point, but included the possibility of x itself?
I solved it like this. First I changed it to the equivalent:
If then ...
I just realized an error with what I was doing ... I wanted to write next:
But I see now I can't directly rule out or
And I'm concerned that my derived set equality above is not accurate, though it seemed straightforward a moment ago. I can at least show:
Though that goes the wrong direction, so I would need equality.
Well, now I've managed to thoroughly confuse myself, so I think I better take a closer look at your method.