# Projection from Product Topology is Continuous/General Result

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## Theorem

Let $\family {T_i}_{i \mathop \in I} = \family {\struct{S_i, \tau_i}}_{i \mathop \in I}$ be an indexed family of topological spaces where $I$ is an arbitrary index set.

Let $\displaystyle S = \prod_{i \mathop \in I} S_i$ be the corresponding product space.

Let $\tau$ denote the Tychonoff topology on $S$.

Let $\pr_i: S \to S_i$ be the corresponding projection from $S$ onto $S_i$.

Then $\pr_i$ is continuous for all $i \in I$.

## Proof

By definition of the Tychonoff topology on $S$:

- $\tau$ is the initial topology on $S$ with respect to $\family {\pr_i}_{i \mathop \in I}$

By definition of the Initial Topoplogy:Definition 2:

- $\tau$ is the coarsest topology on $S$ such that each $\pr_i: S \to S_i$ is a $\struct{\tau, \tau_i}$-continuous.