June 1st, 2011, 09:00 AM  #1 
Member Joined: Feb 2011 Posts: 40 Thanks: 0  Compact sets and covers
Are compact topological spaces covers of themselves? How would I prove this if its true? 
June 1st, 2011, 09:15 AM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Jun 2010 Posts: 618 Thanks: 0  Re: Compact sets and covers
lu5t, What is your definition of 'cover'? Are you talking about covering spaces in the sense of a locally pathconnected and pathconnected Hausdorff space? Ormkärr 
June 1st, 2011, 09:23 AM  #3 
Global Moderator Joined: Nov 2009 From: Northwest Arkansas Posts: 2,766 Thanks: 4  Re: Compact sets and covers
Looks like we're all wondering about some terminology... http://www.mathhelpforum.com/mathhelp/ ... 82178.html 
June 1st, 2011, 09:30 AM  #4 
Senior Member Joined: Jun 2010 Posts: 618 Thanks: 0  Re: Compact sets and covers
Hehe, nice find. Ormkärr 
June 2nd, 2011, 10:36 AM  #5 
Senior Member Joined: Jun 2010 Posts: 618 Thanks: 0  Re: Compact sets and covers
lu5t, I hope you will continue to post your questions in topology, we don't mean to discourage you from this by our joking around. Ormkärr 
June 2nd, 2011, 12:31 PM  #6 
Member Joined: Feb 2011 Posts: 40 Thanks: 0  Re: Compact sets and covers
Oh, no worries. Just busy with studying with finals. I got my answer, even though i worded this question horribly. Thanks everyone 

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