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Math 544 Examples October 2007 1 This document gives two kinds of examples Counterexamples for quotient spaces appear on this page and distinguishing examples for various combinations of types of connectedness are discussed on p 2 I Counterexamples for quotient spaces The quotient of a second countable space need not be second countable or even rst countable For an example let X R with its usual topology and let Y be the result of collapsing the integers to a point That is Y RZ but in the sense of Z being an equivalence class the only one that isn7t a singleton and not in the sense of the coset space for Z as a subgroup Let p be the quotient map from X to Y If y pZ and Vn is a family of neighborhoods of y proposed as a neighborhood basis for Y at y we can use a Cantor Diagonalization77 argument to construct a neighborhood W of y that doesn7t contain Vn for any n This shows that no such Vn can be a neighborhood basis for Y at y so Y is not rst countable and thus not second countable either To construct the set W let 6 be a positive number no larger than 14 such that n 7 6n2n EnQ C 1040 De ne 6n EnQ for positive integers n and 6 14 for all other integers The set U Um ion2n62 nEZ is a saturated open set containing Z so pW is a neighborhood ofy By construction no Vn is contained in W The condition in Proposition 360 that the quotient map be open cannot be omitted A counterexample is given in Munkres7s book Topology p 145 Exercise 6 The K topology used in the example is de ned on p 82 of the reference Note that the inverse image of the diagonal mentioned in part b of the exercise is exactly the set 9 in Proposition 360 The product of quotient maps may not be a quotient map Thus the conclusion of Lemma 459 is not trivial Two counterexamples are given in Munkres Example 7 on pp 143 144 shows that the product of a quotient map with the identity may not be a quotient map The example in Exercise 6 p 145 shows that a product of a quotient map with itself may not be a quotient map Math 544 Examples October 2007 2 II Distinguishing examples for connectedness For the following discussion we use the abbreviations C for connectedconnectedness P for path and L for locally Thus LPC means locally path connected We have three results relating the four kinds of connectedness C LC PC and LPG By Theorem 412 PC implies C and as an immediate corollary LPC implies LC see midpage 88 By Proposition 423c LPG and PC together imply C Given these three implications only eight combinations of the properties are possible and all in fact occur as the following examples illustrate H F 9 7 U 03 5 8 The topologist7s sine curve TSC Example 414 is C but not LC PC or LPC The disjoint union of two copies of TSC in not C LC PC or LPC If we add the points L 1 6 R210 3 x S 1 to TSC the resulting space is C and PC but not LC or LPC Let X be an in nite set with the nite complement topology This is the rst topology in Problem 2 2 Then X is C and LC but not PC or LPC 1 consulted Counterm amples m Topology by Steen and Seebach 1st ed 1970 to identify this example The cone over X is C LC and PC but not LPC Thanks to Professor Scott Osborne for suggesting this method to add only PC to an example that is C and LC The disjoint union of two copies of X gives a space that is LC but not C PC or LPC Any manifold with two or more components is LC and LPG but not C or PC A connected manifold has all four connectedness properties C LC PC and LPG Counterecoamples m Topology discusses stronger connectedness conditions hypercon nectedness77 and ultraconnectedness Also discussed is a variant of path connectedness requiring the path to be injective These variations aren7t widely used I mention them only as a curiosity IfI have the time later I hope to add a diagram to these notes summarizing the discussion of connectedness above

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