# Noetherian space

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## Definition

A topological space is termed Noetherian if it satisfies the following equivalent conditions:

No. Shorthand A topological space is termed Noetherian if ... A topological space $X$ is termed Noetherian if ...
1 descending chain of closed subsets Any descending chain of closed subsets stabilizes after finitely many steps (in other words, the topological space satisfies the descending chain condition on closed subsets). for any descending chain of closed subsets $C_1 \supseteq C_2 \supseteq C_3 \supseteq \ldots$ there exists a $n$ such that $C_n = C_{n+1} = \ldots$.
2 minimal element in collection of closed subsets Any nonempty collection of closed subsets has a minimal element i.e., a closed subset which does not strictly contain any other member of the collection.
3 ascending chain of open subsets Any ascending chain of open subsets stabilizes after finitely many steps (in other words, the topological space satisfies the ascending chain condition on open subsets).
4 maximal element in collection of open subsets Any nonempty collection of open subsets has a maximal element i.e. an open subset that is not contained in any other member of the collection.

## Relation with other properties

### Weaker properties

Property Meaning Proof of implication Proof of strictness (reverse implication failure) Intermediate notions
hereditarily compact space
compact space

### Opposite properties

• Hausdorff space: The only Noetherian Hausdorff spaces are finite spaces with the discrete topology.

## Metaproperties

### Hereditariness

This property of topological spaces is hereditary, or subspace-closed. In other words, any subspace (subset with the subspace topology) of a topological space with this property also has this property.
View other subspace-hereditary properties of topological spaces

Any subspace of a Noetherian space is Noetherian.