# Hausdorff space

A topological space  $(X,\tau)$ is said to be $T_{2}$ (or said to satisfy the $T_{2}$ axiom) if given distinct $x,y\in X$, there exist disjoint open sets $U,V\in\tau$ (that is, $U\cap V=\varnothing$) such that $x\in U$ and $y\in V$.

A $T_{2}$ space is also known as a Hausdorff space. A Hausdorff topology for a set $X$ is a topology $\tau$ such that $(X,\tau)$ is a Hausdorff space.

## Properties

1. 1.

$X$ is a Hausdorff space.

2. 2.

The set

 $\Delta=\{(x,y)\in X\times X:x=y\}$

is closed in the product topology of $X\times X$.

3. 3.

For all $x\in X$, we have

 $\{x\}=\bigcap\{A:A\subseteq X\ \mbox{closed},\mbox{\exists open set}\ U\ % \mbox{such that}\ x\in U\subseteq A\}.$

Important examples of Hausdorff spaces are metric spaces, manifolds, and topological vector spaces  .

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