# Paracompactness is Preserved under Projections

## Theorem

Let $I$ be an indexing set.

Let $\family {\struct {S_\alpha, \tau_\alpha} }_{\alpha \mathop \in I}$ be a family of topological spaces indexed by $I$.

Let $\displaystyle \struct {S, \tau} = \prod_{\alpha \mathop \in I} \struct {S_\alpha, \tau_\alpha}$ be the product space of $\family {\struct {S_\alpha, \tau_\alpha} }_{\alpha \mathop \in I}$.

Let $\pr_\alpha: \struct {S, \tau} \to \struct {S_\alpha, \tau_\alpha}$ be the projection on the $\alpha$ coordinate.

If $\struct {S, \tau}$ is paracompact, then each of $\struct {S_\alpha, \tau_\alpha}$ is also paracompact.