Definition:Connected (Topology)/Set

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Definition

Let $T = \left({S, \tau}\right)$ be a topological space.

Let $H \subseteq S$ be a non-empty subset of $S$.


Definition 1

$H$ is a connected set of $T$ if and only if it is not the union of any two non-empty separated sets of $T$.


Definition 2

$H$ is a connected set of $T$ if and only if it is not disconnected in $T$.


Definition 3

$H$ is a connected set of $T$ if and only if:

the topological subspace $\left({H, \tau_H}\right)$ of $T$ is a connected topological space.


Also known as

A connected set of a topological space $T = \left({S, \tau}\right)$ is often found referred to as a connected subset (of $T$).


Some sources refer to the concept of a connected subspace, which is no more than a connected set under the subspace topology.

On $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$, if the distinction is required, it will be specified explicitly.


Also see

  • Results about connected sets can be found here.