# Point in Discrete Space is Adherent Point

## Theorem

Let $T = \struct {S, \tau}$ be a discrete topological space.

Let $U \subseteq S$.

Then $x$ is an adherent point of $U$ if and only if $x \in U$.

## Proof

Let $U \subseteq S$.

From Set in Discrete Topology is Clopen it follows that $U$ is open in $T$.

Let $x \in U$.

Then $U$ is an open neighborhood of $x$ containing (trivially) an element of $U$, that is, $x$.

So, by definition, $x$ is an adherent point of $U$.

Now suppose $x \notin U$.

Then $\set x$ is an open neighborhood of $x$ such that $\set x \cap U = \O$.

So $x$ can not be an adherent point of $U$.

$\blacksquare$