Integer broom topology

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In general topology, a branch of mathematics, the integer broom topology, is an example of a topology on the so-called integer broom space X.[1]

Definition of the integer broom space

A subset of the integer broom

The integer broom space X is a subset of the plane R2. Assume that the plane is parametrised by polar coordinates. The integer broom contains the origin and the points (n,θ) ∈ R2 such that n is a non-negative integer, and θ ∈ {1/k : kN and k ≥ 1}.[1] The image on the right gives an illustration for 0 ≤ n ≤ 5 and 1/15 ≤ θ ≤ 1. Geometrically, the space consists of a series of convergent sequences. For a fixed n, we have a sequence of points − lying on circle with centre (0,0) and radius n − that converges to the point (n,0).

Definition of the integer broom topology

We define a topology on X by means of a product topology. The Integer Broom space is given by the polar coordinates

${\displaystyle (n,\theta )\in \{n\in \mathbb {Z} :n\geq 0\}\times \{\theta =1/k:k\in \mathbb {Z} ,\ k\geq 1\}\,.}$

Let us write (n,θ) ∈ U × V for simplicity. The Integer Broom topology on X is the product topology induced by giving U the right order topology, and V the subspace topology from R.[1]

Properties

The integer broom space, together with the integer broom topology, is a compact topological space. It is a so-called Kolmogorov space, but it is neither a Fréchet space nor a Hausdorff space. The space is locally connected and path connected, while not arc connected.[2]