# Continuous & open map

#### rcharity

##### New member
proof or disproof

f:X → Y

f^-1 : continuous iff f: open map

#### Deveno

##### Well-known member
MHB Math Scholar
I will assume it is given that $f$ is invertible, since otherwise saying $f^{-1}$ is continuous is meaningless.

Now $f^{-1}$ continuous means that for any open set $U \subseteq X$,

$(f^{-1})^{-1}(U)$ is an open set in $Y$

(here the first inverse sign means "inverse" and the outer one means "pre-image", however: since $f$ is invertible these are the same).

thus $f(U) = (f^{-1})^{-1}(U)$ is open for any open set $U$, that is: $f$ is open.

Can you continue?

#### rcharity

##### New member
Thank you

내가 영어를 조금 더 잘했다면 많은 이야기를 했을텐데
영어를 못해서 읽고 이해할수는 있는데 표현을 못해

나 역시 계속 생각해보니 f가 가역이라는 가정이 들어가면 참이라고 생각해~
아무튼 고맙다~

#### MarkFL

Staff member
Thank you

내가 영어를 조금 더 잘했다면 많은 이야기를 했을텐데
영어를 못해서 읽고 이해할수는 있는데 표현을 못해

나 역시 계속 생각해보니 f가 가역이라는 가정이 들어가면 참이라고 생각해~
아무튼 고맙다~
Hello rcharity,

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#### rcharity

##### New member
Hello rcharity,

We ask that posts be made in English here, as this is language we have chosen to bind together our community. So please, in the future use English to convey your thoughts so that everyone here knows what you are saying. Thank you!

I know posts be mada in English.
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