Density continuity versus continuity


Krzysztof Ciesielski, Lee Larson, Krzysztof Ostaszewski

Forum Math. 2 (1990), 265-275

Real-valued functions of a real variable which are continuous with respect to the density topology on both the domain and the range are called density continuous. A typical continuous function is nowhere density continuous. The same is true of a typical homeomorphism of the real line. A subset of the real line is the set of points of discontinuity of a density continuous function if and only if it is a nowhere dense F\sigma set. The corresponding characterization for the approximately continuous functions is a first category F\sigma set. An alternative proof of that result is given. Density continuous functions belong to the class Baire*1, unlike the approximately continuous functions.

Full text on line in pdf format. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Text in postscript form.

Last modified December 18, 2000.