# Equivalence of Definitions of Topology Induced by Metric

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## Theorem

The following definitions of the concept of **Topology Induced by Metric** are equivalent:

### Definition 1

The **topology on the metric space $M = \left({A, d}\right)$ induced by (the metric) $d$** is defined as the set $\tau$ of all open sets of $M$.

### Definition 2

The **topology on the metric space $M = \left({A, d}\right)$ induced by (the metric) $d$** is defined as the topology $\tau$ generated by the basis consisting of the set of all open $\epsilon$-balls in $M$.

## Proof

Let $M = \left({A, d}\right)$ be a metric space whose metric is $d$.

### $(1)$ implies $(2)$

Let $T = \left({A, \tau_d}\right)$ be the topological space of which $\tau_d$ is the topology induced on $M$ by $d$ by definition 1.

Then by definition:

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Thus $\tau_d$ is the topology induced on $M$ by $d$ by definition 2.

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### $(2)$ implies $(1)$

Let $T = \left({A, \tau_d}\right)$ be the topological space of which $\tau_d$ is the topology induced on $M$ by $d$ by definition 2.

Then by definition:

- $\tau$ is the topology generated by the basis consisting of the set of all open $\epsilon$-balls in $M$.

...

Thus $\tau_d$ is the topology induced on $M$ by $d$ by definition 1.