Product of Hausdorff Factor Spaces is Hausdorff/General Result

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Let $\SS = \family {\struct {S_\alpha, \tau_\alpha} }$ be an indexed family of topological spaces for $\alpha$ in some indexing set $I$.

Let $\ds T = \struct {S, \tau} = \prod_{\alpha \mathop \in I} \struct {S_\alpha, \tau_\alpha}$ be the product space of $\SS$.

Let each of $\struct {S_\alpha, \tau_\alpha}$ for $\alpha \in I$ be $T_2$ (Hausdorff) spaces.

Then $T$ is a $T_2$ (Hausdorff) space.


Let $x, y \in S : x \ne y$.

Then $x_\alpha \ne y_\alpha$ for some $\alpha \in I$.

Since $\struct {S_\alpha, \tau_\alpha}$ is Hausdorff then:

$\exists U, V \in \tau_\alpha: x_\alpha \in U, y_\alpha \in V : U \cap V = \O$

Let $\pr_\alpha: S \to S_\alpha$ be the projection of $S$ to $S_\alpha$.


\(\ds \map {\pr_\alpha^\gets} U \cap \map {\pr_\alpha^\gets} V\) \(=\) \(\ds \map {\pr_\alpha^\gets} {U \cap V}\) Preimage of Intersection under Mapping
\(\ds \) \(=\) \(\ds \map {\pr_\alpha^\gets} \O\)
\(\ds \) \(=\) \(\ds \O\)

By definition of the projection $\pr_\alpha$:

$\map {\pr_\alpha} x = x_\alpha \in U$

By definition of the preimage under $\pr_\alpha$:

$x \in \map {\pr_\alpha^\gets} U$


$y \in \map {\pr_\alpha^\gets} V$

By definition of the product topology $\tau$:

$\map {\pr_\alpha^\gets} U, \map {\pr_\alpha^\gets} V \in \tau$

Since $x, y \in S$ were arbitrary, it follows that $T$ is a $T_2$ (Hausdorff) space.