# Definition:Zariski Topology/Affine Space

## Definition

Let $k$ be a field.

Let $\mathbb A^n \left({k}\right) = k^n$ denote the standard affine space of dimension $n$ over $k$.

The Zariski topology on $\mathbb A^n \left({k}\right)$ is the topology on the direct product $k^n$ whose closed sets are the affine algebraic sets in $\mathbb A^n \left({k}\right)$.

## Also see

• Results about Zariski topology can be found here.

## Source of Name

This entry was named for Oscar Zariski.