Not signed in (Sign In)

Start a new discussion

Not signed in

Want to take part in these discussions? Sign in if you have an account, or apply for one below

  • Sign in using OpenID

Site Tag Cloud

2-category 2-category-theory abelian-categories adjoint algebra algebraic algebraic-geometry algebraic-topology analysis analytic-geometry arithmetic arithmetic-geometry book bundles calculus categorical categories category category-theory chern-weil-theory cohesion cohesive-homotopy-type-theory cohomology colimits combinatorics complex complex-geometry computable-mathematics computer-science constructive cosmology deformation-theory descent diagrams differential differential-cohomology differential-equations differential-geometry digraphs duality elliptic-cohomology enriched fibration foundation foundations functional-analysis functor gauge-theory gebra geometric-quantization geometry graph graphs gravity grothendieck group group-theory harmonic-analysis higher higher-algebra higher-category-theory higher-differential-geometry higher-geometry higher-lie-theory higher-topos-theory history homological homological-algebra homotopy homotopy-theory homotopy-type-theory index-theory integration integration-theory k-theory lie lie-theory limit limits linear linear-algebra locale localization logic mathematics measure-theory modal modal-logic model model-category-theory monad monads monoidal monoidal-category-theory morphism motives motivic-cohomology nlab noncommutative noncommutative-geometry number-theory of operads operator operator-algebra order-theory pages pasting philosophy physics pro-object probability probability-theory quantization quantum quantum-field quantum-field-theory quantum-mechanics quantum-physics quantum-theory question representation representation-theory riemannian-geometry scheme schemes set set-theory sheaf simplicial space spin-geometry stable-homotopy-theory string string-theory superalgebra supergeometry svg symplectic-geometry synthetic-differential-geometry terminology theory topology topos topos-theory tqft type type-theory universal variational-calculus

Vanilla 1.1.10 is a product of Lussumo. More Information: Documentation, Community Support.

Welcome to nForum
If you want to take part in these discussions either sign in now (if you have an account), apply for one now (if you don't).
    • CommentRowNumber1.
    • CommentAuthorMike Shulman
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2016

    I added to regular space a remark that any regular space admits a naturally defined apartness relation.

    • CommentRowNumber2.
    • CommentAuthorDavidRoberts
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2016
    • (edited Dec 15th 2016)

    I tweaked the notation slightly. The \subset\subset looks bad in the nLab proper without some negative spaces to bring the two symbols together.

    • CommentRowNumber3.
    • CommentAuthorMike Shulman
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2016

    Thanks. We could also use a different notation; some people use \triangleleft.

    • CommentRowNumber4.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2017
    • (edited Apr 30th 2017)

    I gave the entry regular space an Examples-section (here) with the metric space example (previously missing from the entry) and the K-topology counter-example. Similarly at normal space, here

    • CommentRowNumber5.
    • CommentAuthordppes
    • CommentTimeJul 18th 2019

    As far as I understand, Definition 2.5 claims that as soon as every point in a topological space XX has a neighbourhood basis consisting solely of regular open sets, the space is regular. (It also claims the converse, which is proven immediately before.) There is no proof given for this direction (there seems to have been a plan for further explanation but it never happened) and I had trouble believing this claim. Then, a friend of mine pointed out that the following should provide a counterexample: Let ((0,1)×(0,1)){0}\bigl((0, 1)\times(0, 1)\bigr)\cup\{0\} be equipped with the Euclidean topology on (0,1)×(0,1)(0, 1)\times(0,1) and have the sets of the form (0,12)×(0,ε){0}(0, \frac{1}{2})\times(0, \varepsilon)\cup\{0\} (for ε(0,1)\varepsilon \in (0, 1)) as a basis of open neighbourhoods for the point 00.

    • This space is not regular since we cannot separate 00 from [12,1)×(0,1)[\frac1 2, 1)\times(0,1)
    • Every point p=(p 1,p 2)0p = (p_1, p_2) \neq 0 has the euclidean balls of centre pp and radius ε(0,p 1)\varepsilon \in (0, p_1) as regular neighbourhood basis.
    • The provided basis for the neighbourhoods of 00 already is a system of regular open sets.

    Am I mistaken in my understanding of the claim? Are we mistaken in our counterexample?

    • CommentRowNumber6.
    • CommentAuthorMike Shulman
    • CommentTimeJul 19th 2019
    • (edited Jul 19th 2019)

    I think you’re right. The first sentence of Def 2.5 is correct, as is the restatement of this as “the closed neighborhoods form a base of the neighborhood filter at every point”, but it’s not valid to jump from this to saying that the regular open sets do, since containing a regular open set is (of course) not the same as containing its closure. Please feel free to correct it!

    • CommentRowNumber7.
    • CommentAuthordppes
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2019

    I broke up the definition via closed neighbourhoods and regular neighbourhoods into less-false parts.

    diff, v23, current

    • CommentRowNumber8.
    • CommentAuthorMike Shulman
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2019


    • CommentRowNumber9.
    • CommentAuthorTobyBartels
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2019
    • (edited Dec 11th 2019)

    I undid some of dppes's edit, because it removed context for the disputed definition. I don't think that I reintroduced any errors, but it would be good for an independent eye to check that.

    diff, v25, current

    • CommentRowNumber10.
    • CommentAuthorTobyBartels
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2019

    I also added the counterexample from dppes's friend (and some of Mike's related remarks).

    diff, v25, current

    • CommentRowNumber11.
    • CommentAuthorMike Shulman
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2019

    Thanks! I think it looks good.

    • CommentRowNumber12.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2021

    added mentioning (here) that locally compact Hausdorff spaces are completely regular

    diff, v26, current

    • CommentRowNumber13.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2021

    I have re-written the “classical definition” (now here and here) in order to make it read more like a definition in the usual sense. Similarly, I have rewritten the statement and proof that regular T 0T_0-spaces are Hausdorff (now here).

    Lacking the energy to rewrite the remaining material similarly, I left it untouched but gave it a subsection “Alternative formulations” (now here) with the classical statements now in “Classical formulation” (here).

    diff, v28, current

    • CommentRowNumber14.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2021

    added (here) an example of a regular space which is not Hausdorff

    diff, v28, current

Add your comments
  • Please log in or leave your comment as a "guest post". If commenting as a "guest", please include your name in the message as a courtesy. Note: only certain categories allow guest posts.
  • To produce a hyperlink to an nLab entry, simply put double square brackets around its name, e.g. [[category]]. To use (La)TeX mathematics in your post, make sure Markdown+Itex is selected below and put your mathematics between dollar signs as usual. Only a subset of the usual TeX math commands are accepted: see here for a list.

  • (Help)