Compact topological spaces

Abbreviation: KTop


A \emph{compact topological space} is a topological space $\mathbf{X}=\langle X,\Omega\rangle$ that is

\emph{compact}: every open cover has a finite subcover, i.e., $\forall\mathcal C\subseteq\Omega(\bigcup\mathcal C=X\Longrightarrow\exists n, \exists C_0,\ldots,C_{n-1}\in\mathcal C(C_0\cup\cdots\cup C_{n-1}=X))$

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It is not unusual to give several (equivalent) definitions. Ideally, one of the definitions would give an irredundant axiomatization that does not refer to other classes.


Let $\mathbf{X}$ and $\mathbf{Y}$ be compact topological spaces. A morphism from $\mathbf{X}$ to $\mathbf{Y}$ is a function $h:X\rightarrow Y$ that is a continuous: $\forall V\in\Omega_{\mathbf Y}(h^{-1}[Y]\in\Omega_{\mathbf X})$


A \emph{…} is a structure $\mathbf{A}=\langle A,\ldots\rangle$ of type $\langle …\rangle$ such that

$\ldots$ is …: $axiom$

$\ldots$ is …: $axiom$


Example 1:

Basic results


Feel free to add or delete properties from this list. The list below may contain properties that are not relevant to the class that is being described.


[[Compact Hausdorff topological spaces]]


[[Topological spaces]]


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