Partition Topology is not Completely Hausdorff

From ProofWiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search


Let $S$ be a set and let $\PP$ be a partition on $S$ which is not the (trivial) partition of singletons.

Let $T = \struct {S, \tau}$ be the partition space whose basis is $\PP$.

Then $T$ is not a $T_{2 \frac 1 2}$ (completely Hausdorff) space.


Aiming for a contradiction, suppose $T$ is a $T_{2 \frac 1 2}$ (completely Hausdorff) space.

Then from Completely Hausdorff Space is Hausdorff Space, $T$ is a $T_2$ (Hausdorff) space.

This contradicts the result Partition Topology is not Hausdorff.

Hence the result, by Proof by Contradiction.