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Thus the interior of A is the complement of the closure of the complement of A. If A is replaced by its complement it follows that A− =((A )0 ) , so that the closure of a set is the complement of the interior of the complement. If X is an indiscrete space the interior of every set except X itself is empty. If X is a discrete space, then each set is open and closed and consequently identical with its interior and with its closure. If X is the set of real numbers with the usual topology, then the interior of the set of all integers is empty; the interior of closed interval is the open interval with the same endpoints.

If a space is connected, then it is its only component. If a space is discrete, then each component consists of a single point. Of course, there are many spaces which are not discrete which have components consisting of a single point, for instance, the space of rational numbers, as the subspace of the usual topology for the real numbers. 28. Each connected subset of a topological space is connected in a component, and each component is closed. If A and B are distinct components of a space, then A and B are separated.

Clearly, if (S, ≤) is a chain, then it is dual and partially ordered subset are also chain, respectively. Let C be a chain in S, we call C a maximal chain in S if D is a chain in S and C ⊆ D, then C = D. In a partially ordered set (S, ≤) the relation “<” can be expressed in terms of a relation of covering . We say that a1 is a cover of a2 (or a1 is a prime over of a2 , or a2 is a prime under of a1 ) if a2 < a1 and there exists no u such that a2 < u < a1 , denote by a2 ≺ a1 . 1 Sets, Relations and Maps 17 exists a sequence b = a1 , a2 , .