Finite topology

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Finite topology is a mathematical concept which has several different meanings.

Finite topological space[edit]

A Finite topological space is a topological space whose underlying set is finite.

In endomorphism rings[edit]

If A and B are abelian groups then the finite topology on the group of homomorphisms Hom(A, B) can be defined using the following base of open neighbourhoods of zero.

This concept finds applications especially in the study of endomorphism rings where we have A = B. See section 14 of Krylov et al. [1]


  1. ^ Krylov, P.A.; Mikhalev, A.V.; Tuganbaev, A.A. (2002), "Properties of endomorphism rings of abelian groups I.", J. Math. Sci. (New York), 112: 4598–4735, MR 1946059