Basis for Product of Metric Spaces under Chebyshev Distance

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Theorem

Let $M_1 = \struct {A_1, d_1}, M_2 = \struct {A_2, d_2}, \ldots, M_n = \struct {A_n, d_n}$ be metric spaces.

Let $\ds \AA = \prod_{i \mathop = 1}^n A_i$ be the cartesian product of $A_1, A_2, \ldots, A_n$.

Let $d_\infty: \AA \times \AA \to \R$ be the Chebyshev distance on $\AA$:

$\ds \map {d_\infty} {x, y} = \max_{i \mathop = 1}^n \set {\map {d_i} {x_i, y_i} }$

where $x = \tuple {x_1, x_2, \ldots, x_n}, y = \tuple {y_1, y_2, \ldots, y_n} \in \AA$.


For $i \in \set {1, 2, \ldots, n}$, let $U_i$ be open in $M_i$.


Then $\set {\ds \prod_{i \mathop = 1}^n U_i}$ is a basis for the open sets of $M$.


Proof


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