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Definition: Topological Space, Topology

A topological space is a set \(X\), together with a subset \({\mathcal {T}}\) of the power set of \(X\), which has the following structural properties

  1. We call all subsets \(U\subseteq X\) belonging to \({\mathcal {T}}\) open sets.
  2. The empty set \(\emptyset\) and the whole set \(X\) are open (i.e. \({\emptyset\in\mathcal {T}}\) and \({X\in\mathcal {T}}\) ).
  3. The intersection of finitely many open sets is also open, i.e. if \(U_{1},\ldots ,U_{n}\in {\mathcal {T}}\), then allso \(U_{1}\cap \ldots \cap U_{n}\in {\mathcal {T}}\).
  4. The union of arbitrarily many open sets is again open, i.e. with \(U_{i}\in {\mathcal {T}}\) for each \(i\in I\) (for an arbitrary index set \(I\)) we have also \(\bigcup _{i\in I}U_{i}\in {\mathcal {T}}\).

| | | | | Contributors: bookofproofs | References: [6907]

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[6907] Brenner, Prof. Dr. rer. nat., Holger: “Various courses at the University of Osnabrück”, https://de.wikiversity.org/wiki/Wikiversity:Hochschulprogramm, 2014

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