Limit point of a set
A point each neighbourhood of which contains at least one point of the given set different from it. The point and set considered are regarded as belonging to a topological space. A set containing all its limit points is called closed. The set of all limit points of a set is called the derived set, and is denoted by . If the topological space satisfies the first separation axiom (for any two points and in it there is a neighbourhood of not containing ), then every neighbourhood of a limit point of a set contains infinitely many points of this set and the derived set is closed. Every proximate point of a set is either a limit point or an isolated point of it.
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Limit point of a set. L.D. Kudryavtsev (originator), Encyclopedia of Mathematics. URL: http://www.encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php?title=Limit_point_of_a_set&oldid=17676