Just as in the case of a function of one variable, there is a very useful way of thinking of continuity in terms of limits of sequences found in the following theorem. In words, it says a function is continuous if it takes convergent sequences to convergent sequences whenever possible.
Theorem B.2.24 A function f : D
Proof: Suppose first that f is continuous at x and let x_{n}→ x. Let ε > 0 be given. By continuity, there exists δ > 0 such that if

which shows f
Now suppose the condition about taking convergent sequences to convergent sequences holds at x. Suppose f fails to be continuous at x. Then there exists ε > 0 and x_{n} ∈ D

But this is clearly a contradiction because, although x_{n}→ x, f