# Either-Or Topology is not T1

## Theorem

Let $T = \struct {S, \tau}$ be the either-or space.

Then $T$ is not a $T_1$ (Fréchet) space.

## Proof

Let $x = \dfrac 1 2$.

We have that $V = \set x$ such that $x \in V, 0 \notin V$.

However, by definition of the either-or topology, the only open sets of $T$ containing $0$ also contain $\openint {-1} 1$, and so must also contain $x$.

So we have that $\nexists U, V \in \tau: 0 \in U, x \notin U, x \in V, 0 \notin V$.

Hence the result by definition of $T_1$ (Fréchet) space.

$\blacksquare$