If S is a compact subset of R and T is a closed subset of S, then T is compact. A) prove this ussing the definition of compactness b) prove this using the Heine-Borel theorem
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Originally Posted by luckyc1423 If S is a compact subset of R and T is a closed subset of S, then T is compact. b) prove this using the Heine-Borel theorem S is compact thus it is closed and bounded (Heine-Borel Theorem). We only need the fact that S is bounded. Thus, T subset of S is bounded as well. But we know T is closed. Thus, T is a closed bounded subset thus it is compact (Heine-Borel Theorem).
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