nLab Sorgenfrey line



topology (point-set topology, point-free topology)

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The Sorgenfrey line (after Robert Sorgenfrey?, a mathematical descendant of R.L. Moore?) is the real line \mathbb{R}, but topologized by taking as topological basis the collection of half-open intervals [a,b)[a, b). This is sometimes called the lower limit topology?, and the Sorgenfrey line is often denoted by l\mathbb{R}_l.

The Sorgenfrey line and spaces derived from it, notably the Sorgenfrey plane l× l\mathbb{R}_l \times \mathbb{R}_l (with the product topology), is a rich source for counterexamples in general topology. For example, the Sorgenfrey line is a (T 1T_1) normal space and even a paracompact space, but the Sorgenfrey plane fails to be normal (and thus is not paracompact either). The Sorgenfrey plane is also an example of a separable space, but admitting an uncountable discrete subspace (which is thus not separable), showing that separability is not a hereditary property.

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