Topological Spaces

  • Gregory L. Naber
Part of the Texts in Applied Mathematics book series (TAM, volume 25)

Abstract

We begin by recording a few items from real analysis (our canonical reference for this material is [Sp1], Chapters 1–3, which should be consulted for details as the need arises) . For any positive integer n, Euclidean n-space n = {(x 1 , ... , x n ) : x i ∊ ℝ. , i = 1, ..., n } is the set of all ordered n-tuples of real numbers with its usual vector space structure (x + y = (x 1, . . . , x n )+(y 1, . . . , y n ) = (x 1 + y 1, . . . , x n + y n ) and ax = a(x 1, ... , x n ) = (ax 1, ... , ax n )) and norm (||x|| = ((x 1)2+ ... +(x n )2)½). An open rectangle in ℝ n is a subset of the form (a 1 , b 1) × .... × (a n , b n ), where each (a i , b i ), i = 1,...., n, is an open interval in the real line ℝ . If r is a positive real number and p ∊ ℝ n , then the open ball of radius r about p is U r (p) = { x ∊ ℝ n : x - p < r}. A subset U of ℝ n is open in n if, for each pU, there exists an r > 0 such that U r (p) ∈ U (equivalently, if, for each pU, there exists an open rectangle R in ℝ n with pRU). The collection of all open subsets of ℝ n has the following properties: (a) The empty set Ø and all of ℝ n are both open in ℝ n . (b) If { U α : α ∊ A } is any collection of open sets in ℝ n (indexed by some set A), then the union U α∈A U α is also open in ℝ n . (c) If { U 1, ... , U k } is any finite collection of open sets in ℝ n , then the intersection U 1∩...∩ U k is also open in ℝ n .

Keywords

Topological Space Topological Group Open Cover Hausdorff Space Relative Topology 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregory L. Naber
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsCalifornia State University, ChicoChicoUSA

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