Document Type


Publication Date



Eberly College of Arts and Sciences




This note shows that if a subset S of R is such that some continuous function f from R to R has the property "f[S] contains a perfect set," then some infinitely many times differentiable function g (from R to R) has the same property. Moreover, if f[S] is nowhere dense, then the g can have the stronger property "g[S] is perfect." The last result is used to show that it is consistent with ZFC (the usual axioms of set theory) that for each subset S of R of cardinality continuum there exists an infinitely many times differentiable function g from R to R such that g[S] contains a perfect set.

Included in

Mathematics Commons



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.