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```MA4266 Topology
Lecture 13
Wayne Lawton
Department of Mathematics
S17-08-17, 65162749 [email protected]
http://www.math.nus.edu.sg/~matwml/
http://arxiv.org/find/math/1/au:+Lawton_W/0/1/0/all/0/1
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basis the set
Question Is
2
R with the usual topology has a
B  {O1  O2 : O1 , O2 open  R }
Example 7.1.1
B
a topology for
2
R ?
Question What is the ‘usual’ basis for
2
R ?
Question How can this example be generalized to
define a basis for a topology on the product of spaces
( X 1 , T1 ),..., ( X n , Tn ) ?
Question Why are the projections maps continuous ?
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Theorem 7.1 Let
f :Y  X
where
Y
is a space and
X   i 1 X i .
n
f
is
continuous iff the composition
pi  f : Y  X i
is
continuous for each projection
pi .
X
is a product space
Proof First observe that a subbasis for
1
i
Then
X
is given by
S  { p (Oi ) : 1  i  n, Oi open  X i }.
Theorem 4.11 (p 116) implies that f is continuous iff
each f 1 ( pi1 (Oi ))  ( pi  f ) 1 (Oi ) is open.
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Theorem 7.2 The product of a finite number of
Hausdorff spaces is a Hausdorff space.
Theorem 7.3 The product of a finite number of
connected spaces is a connected space.
Theorem 7.4 The product of a finite number of
separable spaces is separable.
Theorem 7.5 The product of a finite number of
1st (2nd) countable spaces is 1st (2nd) countable.
Theorem 7.6 If ( X 1 , d1 ),..., ( X n , d n ) then the product
n
topology on  i 1 X i is the topology generated by the
product metric defined on page 83.
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X be compact it is
sufficient that there exist a basis B for X such that
every cover B  B of X has a finite subcover.
c
Lemma In order that a space
Proof Let
B
be such a basis and let
open cover of
Ox  O with
be an
X . For each x  X there exists
x  Ox and Bx  Bc with
x  Bx  Ox .
open cover of
O
Then
{Bx : x  X } is an
X so it has a finite subcover
{Bx1 ,..., Bxn } hence {Ox1 ,..., Oxn }
covers
X.
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Theorem 7.7 The product of a finite number of
compact spaces is compact.
Proof It suffices to show that if
X1
and
X2
are
X1  X 2 is compact. Let
B  {U V : U open  X1,V open  X 2 }
be the basis for the product topology and O  B
be a cover of X1  X 2 . For x  X1 the subset
m
{x} X 2 is compact so it is a subset of  i 1 U x,i  Vx,i
compact then
x
where each U x ,i  Vx ,i  B. Let U x   i 1 U x ,i . Then
mx
U x  X 2   i 1 U x  Vx ,i .
mx
Read rest of proof p. 202-203.
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Definition If
A is an index set and { X  :   A}
a family of sets, their Cartesian product is the set:


X   X    x : A   X  : x  x ( ) X  ,   A
 A
 A


For   A, the function p : X  X 
given by p ( x)  x is called the projection map
th
of X onto the 
coordinate set X  .
Definition If each X  is a nonempty topological space,
X is the topology generated
1
by the subbasis S  p (O ) :   A, O open  X  .
the product topology on


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Theorem 7.8 Generalization of Theorem 7.1 that
characterizes continuity of maps using projections.
Theorem 7.9 Hausdorff space products are Hausdorff
Theorem 7.10 Connected space products are conn.
Proof Let y  X   X  and let
 A
be the subset of
X
Yk , k  1
of points that differ from
y
in at most k coordinates. Problem: Show that each
Yk
connected. Then
and
X Y
Y   k 1 Yk is connected
therefore
X
is connected.
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Lemma: The Alexander Subbasis Theorem A space
X is compact iff there exists a subbasis S for X
such that every cover Sc  S of X has a finite
subcover. Proof See exercise 12 on p. 210-211.
Theorem 7.11: The Tychonoff Theorem The product
X    A X  of compact spaces is compact.
1

 S  { p (O) : O open  X  } cover X .
We show that Sc has a finite subcover. For each   A
let U be the collection of open O  X  such that
1
p (O )  Sc . Problem: prove that U does not cover X .
O
.
Construct x  X so that for every   A, x  
OU
Then x   OS O contradicting Sc covering X .
Proof: Let Sc
c
Examples
Example 7.2.1 The Hilbert Cube
I   [0,1] is the product
of a countably infinite number of closed intervals. It is
H   2 ( N ) by the map
xn
x1 x2
f ( x1 , x2 ,..., xn ,...)  ( 1 , 2 ,..., n ,...)

Infinite Dimensional Euclidean Space R can be
embedded in Hilbert space
embedded in the Hilbert Cube by the map
g ( x1 , x2 ,..., xn ,...)  ( 12  1 arctan x1 ,..., 12  1 arctan xn ,...)
A deeper result: H   2 ( N ) is homeomorphic to R  .
Proof. R. D. Anderson and R. H. Bing, A complete elementary
proof that Hilbert space is homeomorphic to the countable
infinite product of lines, Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 74 (1968),771-792.
Examples
Example 7.2.2 The Cantor Set is an Infinite Product
The Cantor set, consisting of all numbers in
[0,1]
having the ternary (base 3) expansion
x  .x1 x2 x3 ...   j 1 x j 3 , x j {0,2}

j
is homeomorphic to the infinite product
by the map
F (.x1 x2 x3...)  ( , ,...)
x1
2
Proof See page 209.
x2
2
{0,1}  {0,1}N
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