In mathematics, a (real) interval is the set of all real numbers lying between two fixed endpoints with no "gaps". Each endpoint is either a real number or positive or negative infinity, indicating the interval extends without a bound. An interval can contain neither endpoint, either endpoint, or both endpoints.
For example, the set of real numbers consisting of 0, 1, and all numbers in between is an interval, denoted [0, 1] and called the unit interval; the set of all positive real numbers is an interval, denoted (0, ∞); the set of all real numbers is an interval, denoted (−∞, ∞); and any single real number a is an interval, denoted [a, a].
Intervals are ubiquitous in mathematical analysis. For example, they occur implicitly in the epsilondelta definition of continuity; the intermediate value theorem asserts that the image of an interval by a continuous function is an interval; integrals of real functions are defined over an interval; etc.
Interval arithmetic consists of computing with intervals instead of real numbers for providing a guaranteed enclosure of the result of a numerical computation, even in the presence of uncertainties of input data and rounding errors.
Intervals are likewise defined on an arbitrary totally ordered set, such as integers or rational numbers. The notation of integer intervals is considered in the special section below.
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 [Voiceover] What I hope to do in this video is get familiar with the notion of an interval, and also think about ways that we can show an interval, or interval notation. Right over here I have a number line. Let's say I wanted to talk about the interval on the number line that goes from negative three to two. So I care about this Let me use a different color. Let's say I care about this interval right over here. I care about all the numbers from negative three to two. So in order to be more precise, I have to be clear. Am I including negative three and two, or am I not including negative three and two, or maybe I'm just including one of them. So if I'm including negative three and two, then I would fill them in. So this right over here, I'm filling negative three and two in, which means that negative three and two are part of this interval. And when you include the endpoints, this is called a closed interval. Closed interval. And I just showed you how I can depict it on a number line, by actually filling in the endpoints and there's multiple ways to talk about this interval mathematically. I could say that this is all of the... Let's say this number line is showing different values for x. I could say these are all of the x's that are between negative three and two. And notice, I have negative three is less than or equal to x so that's telling us that x could be equal to, that x could be equal to negative three. And then we have x is less than or equal to positive two, so that means that x could be equal to positive two, so it is a closed interval. Another way that we could depict this closed interval is we could say, okay, we're talking about the interval between, and we can use brackets because it's a closed interval, negative three and two, and once again I'm using brackets here, these brackets tell us that we include, this bracket on the left says that we include negative three, and this bracket on the right says that we include positive two in our interval. Sometimes you might see things written a little bit more mathy. You might see x is a member of the real numbers such that... And I could put these curly brackets around like this. These curly brackets say that we're talking about a set of values, and we're saying that the set of all x's that are a member of the real number, so this is just fancy math notation, it's a member of the real numbers. I'm using the Greek letter epsilon right over here. It's a member of the real numbers such that. This vertical line here means "such that," negative three is less x is less than negative three is less than or equal to x, is less than or equal to two. I could also write it this way. I could write x is a member of the real numbers such that x is a member, such that x is a member of this closed set, I'm including the endpoints here. So these are all different ways of denoting or depicting the same interval. Let's do some more examples here. So let's Let me draw a number line again. So, a number line. And now let me do Let me just do an open interval. An open interval just so that we clearly can see the difference. Let's say that I want to talk about the values between negative one and four. Let me use a different color. So the values between negative one and four, but I don't want to include negative one and four. So this is going to be an open interval. So I'm not going to include four, and I'm not going to include negative one. Notice I have open circles here. Over here had closed circles, the closed circles told me that I included negative three and two. Now I have open circles here, so that says that I'm not, it's all the values in between negative one and four. Negative .999999 is going to be included, but negative one is not going to be included. And 3.9999999 is going to be included, but four is not going to be included. So how would we What would be the notation for this? Well, here we could say x is going to be a member of the real numbers such that negative one I'm not going to say less than or equal to because x can't be equal to negative one, so negative one is strictly less than x, is strictly less than four. Notice not less than or equal, because I can't be equal to four, four is not included. So that's one way to say it. Another way I could write it like this. x is a member of the real numbers such that x is a member of... Now the interval is from negative one to four but I'm not gonna use these brackets. These brackets say, "Hey, let me include the endpoint," but I'm not going to include them, so I'm going to put the parentheses right over here. Parentheses. So this tells us that we're dealing with an open interval. This right over here, let me make it clear, this is an open interval. Now you're probably wondering, okay, in this case both endpoints were included, it's a closed interval. In this case both endpoints were excluded, it's an open interval. Can you have things that have one endpoint included and one point excluded, and the answer is absolutely. Let's see an example of that. I'll get another number line here. Another number line. And let's say that we want to Actually, let me do it the other way around. Let me write it first, and then I'll graph it. So let's say we're thinking about all of the x's that are a member of the real numbers such that let's say negative four is not included, is less than x, is less than or equal to negative one. So now negative one is included. So we're not going to include negative four. Negative four is strictly less than, not less than or equal to, so x can't be equal to negative four, open circle there. But x could be equal to negative one. It has to be less than or equal to negative one. It could be equal to negative one so I'm going to fill that in right over there. And it's everything in between. If I want to write it with this notation I could write x is a member of the real numbers such that x is a member of the interval, so it's going to go between negative four and negative one, but we're not including negative four. We have an open circle here so I'm gonna put a parentheses on that side, but we are including negative one. We are including negative one. So we put a bracket on that side. That right over there would be the notation. Now there's other things that you could do with interval notation. You could say, well hey, everything except for some values. Let me give another example. Let's get another example here. Let's say that we wanna talk about all the real numbers except for one. We want to include all of the real numbers. All of the real numbers except for one. Except for one, so we're gonna exclude one right over here, open circle, but it can be any other real number. So how would we denote this? Well, we could write x is a member of the real numbers such that x does not equal one. So here I'm saying x can be a member of the real numbers but x cannot be equal to one. It can be anything else, but it cannot be equal to one. And there's other ways of denoting this exact same interval. You could say x is a member of the real numbers such that x is less than one, or x is greater than one. So you could write it just like that. Or you could do something interesting. This is the one that I would use, this is the shortest and it makes it very clear. You say hey, everything except for one. But you could even do something fancy, like you could say x is a member of the real numbers such that x is a member of the set going from negative infinity to one, not including one, or x is a member of the set going from or a member of the interval going from one, not including one, all the way to positive, all the way to positive infinity. And when we're talking about negative infinity or positive infinity, you always put a parentheses. And the view there is you could never include everything all the way up to infinity. It needs to be at least open at that endpoint because infinity just keeps going on and on. So you always want to put a parentheses if you're talking about infinity or negative infinity. It's not really an endpoint, it keeps going on and on forever. So you use the notation for open interval, at least at that end, and notice we're not including, we're not including one either, so if x is a member of this interval or that interval, it essentially could be anything other than one. But this would have been the simplest notation to describe that.
Definitions and terminology
An interval is a subset of the real numbers that contains all real numbers lying between any two numbers of the subset.
The endpoints of an interval are its supremum, and its infimum, if they exist as real numbers.^{[1]} If the infimum does not exist, one says often that the corresponding endpoint is Similarly, if the supremum does not exist, one says that the corresponding endpoint is
Intervals are completely determined by their endpoints and whether each endpoint belong to the interval. This is a consequence of the leastupperbound property of the real numbers. This characterization is used to specify intervals by mean of interval notation, which is described below.
An open interval does not include any endpoint, and is indicated with parentheses.^{[2]} For example, (0, 1) = {x  0 < x < 1} is the interval of all real numbers greater than 0 and less than 1. (This interval can also be denoted by ]0, 1[, see below). The open interval (0, +∞) consists of real numbers greater than 0, i.e., positive real numbers. The open intervals are thus one of the forms
A closed interval is an interval that includes all its endpoints and is denoted with square brackets.^{[2]} For example, [0, 1] means greater than or equal to 0 and less than or equal to 1. Closed intervals have one of the following forms in which a and b are real numbers such that The closed intervals are those intervals that are closed sets for the usual topology on the real numbers. The empty set and are the only intervals that are both open and closed.
A halfopen interval has two endpoints and includes only one of them. It is said leftopen or rightopen depending on whether the excluded endpoint is on the left or on the right. These intervals are denoted by mixing notations for open and closed intervals.^{[3]} For example, (0, 1] means greater than 0 and less than or equal to 1, while [0, 1) means greater than or equal to 0 and less than 1. The halfopen intervals have the form
In summary, a set of the real numbers is an interval, if and only if it is an open interval, a closed interval, or a halfopen interval.^{[4]}^{[5]}
A degenerate interval is any set consisting of a single real number (i.e., an interval of the form [a, a]).^{[6]} Some authors include the empty set in this definition. A real interval that is neither empty nor degenerate is said to be proper, and has infinitely many elements.
An interval is said to be leftbounded or rightbounded, if there is some real number that is, respectively, smaller than or larger than all its elements. An interval is said to be bounded, if it is both left and rightbounded; and is said to be unbounded otherwise. Intervals that are bounded at only one end are said to be halfbounded. The empty set is bounded, and the set of all reals is the only interval that is unbounded at both ends. Bounded intervals are also commonly known as finite intervals.
Bounded intervals are bounded sets, in the sense that their diameter (which is equal to the absolute difference between the endpoints) is finite. The diameter may be called the length, width, measure, range, or size of the interval. The size of unbounded intervals is usually defined as +∞, and the size of the empty interval may be defined as 0 (or left undefined).
The centre (midpoint) of a bounded interval with endpoints a and b is (a + b)/2, and its radius is the halflength a − b/2. These concepts are undefined for empty or unbounded intervals.
An interval is said to be leftopen if and only if it contains no minimum (an element that is smaller than all other elements); rightopen if it contains no maximum; and open if it contains neither. The interval [0, 1) = {x  0 ≤ x < 1}, for example, is leftclosed and rightopen. The empty set and the set of all reals are both open and closed intervals, while the set of nonnegative reals, is a closed interval that is rightopen but not leftopen. The open intervals are open sets of the real line in its standard topology, and form a base of the open sets.
An interval is said to be leftclosed if it has a minimum element or is leftunbounded, rightclosed if it has a maximum or is right unbounded; it is simply closed if it is both leftclosed and right closed. So, the closed intervals coincide with the closed sets in that topology.
The interior of an interval I is the largest open interval that is contained in I; it is also the set of points in I which are not endpoints of I. The closure of I is the smallest closed interval that contains I; which is also the set I augmented with its finite endpoints.
For any set X of real numbers, the interval enclosure or interval span of X is the unique interval that contains X, and does not properly contain any other interval that also contains X.
An interval I is a subinterval of interval J if I is a subset of J. An interval I is a proper subinterval of J if I is a proper subset of J.
However, there is conflicting terminology for the terms segment and interval, which have been employed in the literature in two essentially opposite ways, resulting in ambiguity when these terms are used. The Encyclopedia of Mathematics^{[7]} defines interval (without a qualifier) to exclude both endpoints (i.e., open interval) and segment to include both endpoints (i.e., closed interval), while Rudin's Principles of Mathematical Analysis^{[8]} calls sets of the form [a, b] intervals and sets of the form (a, b) segments throughout. These terms tend to appear in older works; modern texts increasingly favor the term interval (qualified by open, closed, or halfopen), regardless of whether endpoints are included.
Notations for intervals
The interval of numbers between a and b, including a and b, is often denoted [a, b]. The two numbers are called the endpoints of the interval. In countries where numbers are written with a decimal comma, a semicolon may be used as a separator to avoid ambiguity.
Including or excluding endpoints
To indicate that one of the endpoints is to be excluded from the set, the corresponding square bracket can be either replaced with a parenthesis, or reversed. Both notations are described in International standard ISO 3111. Thus, in set builder notation,
Each interval (a, a), [a, a), and (a, a] represents the empty set, whereas [a, a] denotes the singleton set {a}. When a > b, all four notations are usually taken to represent the empty set.
Both notations may overlap with other uses of parentheses and brackets in mathematics. For instance, the notation (a, b) is often used to denote an ordered pair in set theory, the coordinates of a point or vector in analytic geometry and linear algebra, or (sometimes) a complex number in algebra. That is why Bourbaki introduced the notation ]a, b[ to denote the open interval.^{[9]} The notation [a, b] too is occasionally used for ordered pairs, especially in computer science.
Some authors such as Yves Tillé use ]a, b[ to denote the complement of the interval (a, b); namely, the set of all real numbers that are either less than or equal to a, or greater than or equal to b.
Infinite endpoints
In some contexts, an interval may be defined as a subset of the extended real numbers, the set of all real numbers augmented with −∞ and +∞.
In this interpretation, the notations [−∞, b] , (−∞, b] , [a, +∞] , and [a, +∞) are all meaningful and distinct. In particular, (−∞, +∞) denotes the set of all ordinary real numbers, while [−∞, +∞] denotes the extended reals.
Even in the context of the ordinary reals, one may use an infinite endpoint to indicate that there is no bound in that direction. For example, (0, +∞) is the set of positive real numbers, also written as . The context affects some of the above definitions and terminology. For instance, the interval (−∞, +∞) = is closed in the realm of ordinary reals, but not in the realm of the extended reals.
Integer intervals
When a and b are integers, the notation ⟦a, b⟧, or [a .. b] or {a .. b} or just a .. b, is sometimes used to indicate the interval of all integers between a and b included. The notation [a .. b] is used in some programming languages; in Pascal, for example, it is used to formally define a subrange type, most frequently used to specify lower and upper bounds of valid indices of an array.
Another way to interpret integer intervals are as sets defined by enumeration, using ellipsis notation.
An integer interval that has a finite lower or upper endpoint always includes that endpoint. Therefore, the exclusion of endpoints can be explicitly denoted by writing a .. b − 1 , a + 1 .. b , or a + 1 .. b − 1. Alternatebracket notations like [a .. b) or [a .. b[ are rarely used for integer intervals.^{[citation needed]}
Properties
The intervals are precisely the connected subsets of . It follows that the image of an interval by any continuous function from to is also an interval. This is one formulation of the intermediate value theorem.
The intervals are also the convex subsets of . The interval enclosure of a subset is also the convex hull of .
The closure of an interval is the union of the interval and the set of its finite endpoints, and hence is also an interval. (The latter also follows from the fact that the closure of every connected subset of a topological space is a connected subset.) In other words, we have^{[10]}
The intersection of any collection of intervals is always an interval. The union of two intervals is an interval if and only if they have a nonempty intersection or an open endpoint of one interval is a closed endpoint of the other – e.g., .
If is viewed as a metric space, its open balls are the open bounded intervals (c + r, c − r), and its closed balls are the closed bounded intervals [c + r, c − r]. In particular, the metric and order topologies in the real line coincide, which is the standard topology of the real line.
Any element x of an interval I defines a partition of I into three disjoint intervals I_{1}, I_{2}, I_{3}: respectively, the elements of I that are less than x, the singleton , and the elements that are greater than x. The parts I_{1} and I_{3} are both nonempty (and have nonempty interiors), if and only if x is in the interior of I. This is an interval version of the trichotomy principle.
Dyadic intervals
A dyadic interval is a bounded real interval whose endpoints are and , where and are integers. Depending on the context, either endpoint may or may not be included in the interval.
Dyadic intervals have the following properties:
 The length of a dyadic interval is always an integer power of two.
 Each dyadic interval is contained in exactly one dyadic interval of twice the length.
 Each dyadic interval is spanned by two dyadic intervals of half the length.
 If two open dyadic intervals overlap, then one of them is a subset of the other.
The dyadic intervals consequently have a structure that reflects that of an infinite binary tree.
Dyadic intervals are relevant to several areas of numerical analysis, including adaptive mesh refinement, multigrid methods and wavelet analysis. Another way to represent such a structure is padic analysis (for p = 2).^{[11]}
Generalizations
Balls
An open finite interval is a 1dimensional open ball with a center at and a radius of The closed finite interval is the corresponding closed ball, and the interval's two endpoints form a 0dimensional sphere. Generalized to dimensional Euclidean space, a ball is the set of points whose distance from the center is less than the radius. In the 2dimensional case, a ball is called a disk.
If a halfspace is taken as a kind of degenerate ball (without a welldefined center or radius), a halfspace can be taken as analogous to a halfbounded interval, with its boundary plane as the (degenerate) sphere corresponding to the finite endpoint.
Multidimensional intervals
A finite interval is (the interior of) a 1dimensional hyperrectangle. Generalized to real coordinate space an axisaligned hyperrectangle (or box) is the Cartesian product of finite intervals. For , this is a rectangle; for , this is a rectangular cuboid (also called a "box").
Allowing for a mix of open, closed, and infinite endpoints, the Cartesian product of any intervals, is sometimes called an dimensional interval.^{[citation needed]}
A facet of such an interval is the result of replacing any nondegenerate interval factor by a degenerate interval consisting of a finite endpoint of . The faces of comprise itself and all faces of its facets. The corners of are the faces that consist of a single point of ^{[citation needed]}
Convex polytopes
Any finite interval can be constructed as the intersection of halfbounded intervals (with an empty intersection taken to mean the whole real line), and the intersection of any number of halfbounded intervals is a (possibly empty) interval. Generalized to dimensional affine space, an intersection of halfspaces (of arbitrary orientation) is (the interior of) a convex polytope, or in the 2dimensional case a convex polygon.
Domains
An open interval is a connected open set of real numbers. Generalized to topological spaces in general, a nonempty connected open set is called a domain.
Complex intervals
Intervals of complex numbers can be defined as regions of the complex plane, either rectangular or circular.^{[12]}
Intervals in posets and preordered sets
Definitions
The concept of intervals can be defined in arbitrary partially ordered sets or more generally, in arbitrary preordered sets. For a preordered set and two elements one similarly defines the intervals^{[13]}^{: 11, Definition 11 }
where means . Actually, the intervals with single or no endpoints are the same as the intervals with two endpoints in the larger preordered set
defined by adding new smallest and greatest elements (even if there were ones), which are subsets of . In the case of , one may take to be the extended real line.
Convex sets and convex components in order theory
A subset of the preordered set is (order)convex if for every and every we have . Unlike in the case of the real line, a convex set of a preordered set need not be an interval. For example, in the totally ordered set of rational numbers, the set
is convex, but not an interval of since there is no square root of two in
Let be a preordered set and let . The convex sets of contained in form a poset under inclusion. A maximal element of this poset is called an convex component of .^{[14]}^{: Definition 5.1 }^{[15]}^{: 727 } By the Zorn lemma, any convex set of contained in is contained in some convex component of , but such components need not be unique. In a totally ordered set, such a component is always unique. That is, the convex components of a subset of a totally ordered set form a partition.
Properties
A generalization of the characterizations of the real intervals follows. For a nonempty subset of a linear continuum , the following conditions are equivalent.^{[16]}^{: 153, Theorem 24.1 }
 The set is an interval.
 The set is orderconvex.
 The set is a connected subset when is endowed with the order topology.
For a subset of a lattice , the following conditions are equivalent.
 The set is a sublattice and an (order)convex set.
 There is an ideal and a filter such that .
Applications
In general topology
Every Tychonoff space is embeddable into a product space of the closed unit intervals Actually, every Tychonoff space that has a base of cardinality is embeddable into the product of copies of the intervals.^{[17]}^{: p. 83, Theorem 2.3.23 }
The concepts of convex sets and convex components are used in a proof that every totally ordered set endowed with the order topology is completely normal^{[15]} or moreover, monotonically normal.^{[14]}
Topological algebra
Intervals can be associated with points of the plane, and hence regions of intervals can be associated with regions of the plane. Generally, an interval in mathematics corresponds to an ordered pair (x,y) taken from the direct product R × R of real numbers with itself, where it is often assumed that y > x. For purposes of mathematical structure, this restriction is discarded,^{[18]} and "reversed intervals" where y − x < 0 are allowed. Then, the collection of all intervals [x,y] can be identified with the topological ring formed by the direct sum of R with itself, where addition and multiplication are defined componentwise.
The direct sum algebra has two ideals, { [x,0] : x ∈ R } and { [0,y] : y ∈ R }. The identity element of this algebra is the condensed interval [1,1]. If interval [x,y] is not in one of the ideals, then it has multiplicative inverse [1/x, 1/y]. Endowed with the usual topology, the algebra of intervals forms a topological ring. The group of units of this ring consists of four quadrants determined by the axes, or ideals in this case. The identity component of this group is quadrant I.
Every interval can be considered a symmetric interval around its midpoint. In a reconfiguration published in 1956 by M Warmus, the axis of "balanced intervals" [x, −x] is used along with the axis of intervals [x,x] that reduce to a point. Instead of the direct sum , the ring of intervals has been identified^{[19]} with the splitcomplex number plane by M. Warmus and D. H. Lehmer through the identification
 z = (x + y)/2 + j (x − y)/2.
This linear mapping of the plane, which amounts of a ring isomorphism, provides the plane with a multiplicative structure having some analogies to ordinary complex arithmetic, such as polar decomposition.
See also
 Arc (geometry)
 Inequality
 Interval graph
 Interval finite element
 Interval (statistics)
 Line segment
 Partition of an interval
 Unit interval
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External links
 A Lucid Interval by Brian Hayes: An American Scientist article provides an introduction.
 Interval computations website Archived 20060302 at the Wayback Machine
 Interval computations research centers Archived 20070203 at the Wayback Machine
 Interval Notation by George Beck, Wolfram Demonstrations Project.
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