Real Analysis Exchange

Characterizing Derivatives by Preimages of Sets

Krzysztof Ciesielski

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Abstract

In this note we will show that many classes \(\mathcal{F}\) of real functions \(f\colon {\mathbb R}\to\mathbb{R}\) can be characterized by preimages of sets in a sense that there exist families \(\mathcal{A}\) and \(\mathcal{D}\) of subsets of \(\mathbb{R}\) such that \(\mathcal{F}=\mathcal{C}(\mathcal{D},\mathcal{A})\), where \(\mathcal{C}(\mathcal{D},\mathcal{A})=\{f\in\mathbb{R}^\mathbb{R}\colon f^{-1}(A)\in \mathcal{D}\ \text{ for every } A\in\mathcal{A}\}.\) In particular, we will show that there exists a Bernstein \(B\subset \mathbb{R}\) such that the family \(\Delta\) of all derivatives can be represented as \(\Delta=\mathcal{C}(\mathcal{D},\mathcal{A})\), where \(\mathcal{A}=\bigcup_{c\in\mathbb{R}}\{(-\infty,c),(c,\infty),B+c\}\) and \(\mathcal{D}=\{g^{-1}(A)\colon A\in\mathcal{A}\ \&\ g\in\Delta\}\).

Article information

Source
Real Anal. Exchange, Volume 23, Number 2 (1999), 553-566.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 14 May 2012

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.rae/1337001365

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR1639976

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
0943.26015

Subjects
Primary: 26A24: Differentiation (functions of one variable): general theory, generalized derivatives, mean-value theorems [See also 28A15]
Secondary: 03E35.

Keywords
{derivatives} {preimages of sets.}

Citation

Ciesielski, Krzysztof. Characterizing Derivatives by Preimages of Sets. Real Anal. Exchange 23 (1999), no. 2, 553--566. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.rae/1337001365


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