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JaneFairfax 
Posted: 19:19 Thursday 06 May 2010

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Did you know? The topological product of an arbitrary collection of compact topological spaces is compact. This is known as Tychonoff’s theorem. Tychonoff’s theorem has applications in modern analysis. It is also used to prove the Heine–Borel theorem, namely that all closed and bounded subspaces of are compact. 
algebraic topology 
Posted: 06:13 Friday 07 May 2010

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Did you know? Tychonoff’s theorem in the infinite case is equivalent to the axiom of choice. For the finite case, however, the theorem can be proved without the axiom of choice – and that is all that is needed for the proof of the Heine–Borel theorem. 
JaneFairfax 
Posted: 17:21 Tuesday 11 May 2010

The Enlightenment Group: Moderators Posts: 670 Member No.: 20 Joined: 03 Mar 2007 
Did you know? The converse to Tychonoff’s theorem also holds – because if is compact, then each 
algebraic topology 
Posted: 18:22 Tuesday 11 May 2010

Renaissance Group: Friends Posts: 143 Member No.: 14 Joined: 20 Feb 2007 
Did you know? More generally, all compact subspaces of a metric space are bounded, and all compact subspaces of a Hausdorff space are closed. 
shyvera 
Posted: 20:53 Tuesday 11 May 2010

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Did you know? Andrey Nikolayevich Tychonoff (1906–93) was a Russian mathematician.

shygeorge 
Posted: 22:44 Tuesday 11 May 2010

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Did you know? Eduard Heine (1821–81) was a German mathematician and Émile Borel (1871–1956) was a French mathematician.
