## Real Analysis Exchange

- Real Anal. Exchange
- Volume 33, Number 2 (2007), 275-496

### Functions for Which All Points Are Local Extrema

Ehrhard Behrends,Stefan Geschke, and Tomasz Natkaniec

#### Abstract

Let $X$ be a connected separable linear order, a connected separable metric space, or a connected, locally connected complete metric space. We show that every continuous function $f:X\to\mathbb R$ with the property that every $x\in X$ is a local maximum or minimum of $f$ is in fact constant. We provide an example of a compact connected linear order $X$ and a continuous function $f:X\to\mathbb R$ that is not constant and yet every point of $X$ is a local minimum or maximum of $f$.

#### Article information

**Source**

Real Anal. Exchange Volume 33, Number 2 (2007), 467-470.

**Dates**

First available: 18 December 2008

**Permanent link to this document**

http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.rae/1229619424

**Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)**

MR2458263

**Zentralblatt MATH identifier**

05499484

**Subjects**

Primary: 26A15: Continuity and related questions (modulus of continuity, semicontinuity, discontinuities, etc.) {For properties determined by Fourier coefficients, see 42A16; for those determined by approximation properties, see 41A25, 41A27} 54C30: Real-valued functions [See also 26-XX]

**Keywords**

local extremum continuous function

#### Citation

Behrends, Ehrhard; Geschke, Stefan; Natkaniec, Tomasz. Functions for Which All Points Are Local Extrema. Real Analysis Exchange 33 (2007), no. 2, 467--470. http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.rae/1229619424.