On the category of profinite spaces as a reflective subcategory


  • Abolfazl Tarizadeh University of Maragheh




profinite spaces, connected components, coarser topology, reflective subcategory


In this paper by using the ring of real-valued continuous functions $C(X)$, we prove a theorem in profinite spaces which states that for a compact Hausdorff space $X$, the set of its connected components $X/_{\sim}$ endowed with the quotient topology is a profinite space. Then we apply this result to give an alternative proof to the fact that the category of profinite spaces is a reflective subcategory in the category of compact Hausdorff spaces. Finally, under some circumstances on a space $X$, we compute the connected components of the space $t(X)$ in terms of the ones of the space $X$.


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Author Biography

Abolfazl Tarizadeh, University of Maragheh

Faculty of Basic Sciences


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How to Cite

A. Tarizadeh, “On the category of profinite spaces as a reflective subcategory”, Appl. Gen. Topol., vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 147–157, Jul. 2013.



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