Fully Normal Space is Paracompact

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Theorem

Let $T = \struct {S, \tau}$ be a fully normal space.

Then $T$ is paracompact.


Proof

From the definition, $T$ is fully normal if and only if:

$T$ is fully $T_4$
$T$ is a $T_1$ (Fréchet) space.

Then $T$ is fully $T_4$ if and only if every open cover of $S$ has a star refinement.


Let $\UU$ be an open cover for $T$.

Then from the definition, there exists a cover $\VV$ for $T$ such that:

$\displaystyle \forall x \in S: \exists U \in \UU: \paren {\bigcup \set {V \in \VV: x \in V} } \subseteq U$


Recall from the definition of paracompact:

$T$ is paracompact if and only if every open cover of $S$ has an open refinement which is locally finite.



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