Region (mathematics)

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In mathematical analysis, the word region usually refers to a subset of or that is open (in the standard Euclidean topology), simply connected and non-empty. A closed region is sometimes defined to be the closure of a region.


Regions and closed regions are often used as domains of functions or differential equations.

According to Kreyszig,

A region is a set consisting of a domain plus, perhaps, some or all of its boundary points. (The reader is warned that some authors use the term "region" for what we call a domain [following standard terminology], and others make no distinction between the two terms.) [1]

According to Yue Kuen Kwok,

An open connected set is called an open region or domain. an open region we may add none, some, or all its limit points, and simply call the new set a region. [2]

See also


  1. Erwin Kreyszig (1993) Advanced Engineering Mathematics, 7th edition, p. 720, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN   0-471-55380-8
  2. Yue Kuen Kwok (2002) Applied Complex Variables for Scientists and Engineers, § 1.4 Some topological definitions, p 23, Cambridge University Press, ISBN   0-521-00462-4

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