Can anybody tell me why it is so hard to find why countable connected hausdorff spaces?
The "why" is because maths is that way. Now look here JSTOR: An Error Occurred Setting Your User Cookie to find an example and links to others.
Tonio
Can you give me a direct definition or example of a countable connected Hausdorff space?
None of the papers I look at do, they all just mention that Urysohn constructed the countable connected Hausdorff space but they don't show the definition.
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Just a comment: half of the reason why it's so hard is that the space can't be metrizable (countable metric spaces [with more than one point] are always disconnected) and people usually think in terms of metric spaces, like it or not.
P.S. I assume you mean countably infinite, otherwise any one-point discrete space is countable Hausdorff and connected.
Can anybody tell me what is a countable connected Hausdorff space??
I know that
Connected: A topological space is connected if it is not the union of a pair of disjoint sets
Countable: A set is countable if it is finite or countably infinite
Hausdorff space: has distinct points which have disjoint neighborhoods.
So by applying these three definitions does that mean a countable connected Hausdorff space is a finite connected space with disjoint neighborhoods?
How would one picture this?