# Definition:Compact Space/Normed Vector Space

## Definition

Let $\struct {X, \norm {\,\cdot\,} }$ be a normed vector space.

Let $K \subseteq X$.

Then $K$ is compact if and only if every sequence in $K$ has a convergent subsequence with limit $L \in K$.

That is, if:

$\sequence {x_n}_{n \mathop \in \N} :\forall n \in \N : x_n \in K \implies \exists \sequence {x_{n_k} }_{k \mathop \in \N} : \exists L \in K: \displaystyle \lim_{k \mathop \to \infty} x_{n_k} = L$