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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 12 (1989), Issue 1, Pages 1-8

Nowhere dense sets and real-valued functions with closed graphs

Department of Mathematics, University of Alberta, Edmonton T6G 2G1, Alberta, Canada

Received 19 April 1988; Revised 10 May 1988

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Closed and nowhere dense subsets which coincide with the points of discontinuity of real-valued functions with a closed graph on spaces which are not necessarily perfectly normal are investigated. Certain Gδ subsets of completely regular and normal spaces are characterized. It is also shown that there exists a countable connected Urysohn space X with the property that no closed and nowhere dense subset of X coincides with the points of discontinuity of a real-valued function on X with a closed graph.