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Show, however, by examples that neither closedness nor boundedness alone is a topological property. 5. Prove that Jordan curves are compact. 6. For any set 5, the closure of S consists of S plus all the points near S. Find the closure of each of the sets of Exercise 3. Prove that the closure of any set is closed. " The formal topological property corresponding to this intuitive phrase is called connectedness. Definition A subset S of the plane is connected if whenever S is divided into two nonempty, disjoint subsets A and B (S = A u B, A ^ 0, B ^ 0, A r\ B = 0 ) , one of these sets always contains a point near the other.

I Figure 4,1 6. The eitherjor topology. This is another unusual topology in the plane. The neighborhoods are either disks that do not intersect the x-axis or the whole plane minus a finite number of points of the x-axis. 7. Compactification of the plane. Let £f be the plane plus an extra point called oo. Neighborhoods are the usual disks in the plane plus neighborhoods of oo consisting of oo together with the outside of the closed disks in the plane. This space is topologically equivalent to a sphere.

Compactification of the plane. Let £f be the plane plus an extra point called oo. Neighborhoods are the usual disks in the plane plus neighborhoods of oo consisting of oo together with the outside of the closed disks in the plane. This space is topologically equivalent to a sphere. Definition Let y be a topological space. Let Abe a subset of Sf and P be a point of £f. P is near A, written P <- A, if every neighborhood ofP contains a point of A. P is near a sequence {P„} if either P = Pn infinitely often or P is near the set of other values of the sequence.