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Jordan Curve Theorem

If $J$ is a simple closed curve in $\Bbb{R}^2$, then $\Bbb{R}^2-J$ has two components (an ``inside'' and ``outside''), with $J$ the Boundary of each.

See also Jordan Curve, Schönflies Theorem


Rolfsen, D. Knots and Links. Wilmington, DE: Publish or Perish Press, p. 9, 1976.

© 1996-9 Eric W. Weisstein