# Algebra IV: infinite groups, linear groups by A. I. Kostrikin, I. R. Shafarevich

By A. I. Kostrikin, I. R. Shafarevich

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The topology of M can be deﬁned by a metric which satisﬁes the strict triangle inequality. 52 II Manifolds Proof. The implication iii. =⇒ ii. 4, and the implication ii. =⇒ i. is trivial. i. =⇒ ii. We suppose that M is paracompact. From general topology we recall the following property of paracompact Hausdorﬀ spaces (cf. [B-GT] Chap. 4 Cor. 2). Let A ⊆ U ⊆ M be subsets with A closed and U open. Then there is another open subset V ⊆ M such that A ⊆ V ⊆ V¯ ⊆ U. Step 1: We show that the open and closed subsets of M form a basis of the topology.

Ii. Two charts (U1 , ϕ1 , K n1 ) and (U2 , ϕ2 , K n2 ) for M are called compatible if both maps ϕ1 (U1 ∩ U2 ) ϕ2 ◦ϕ−1 1 ϕ1 ◦ϕ−1 2 ϕ2 (U1 ∩ U2 ) are locally analytic. We note that the condition in part ii. of the above deﬁnition makes sense since ϕ1 (U1 ∩ U2 ) is open in K ni . If (U, ϕ, K n ) is a chart then the open subset U is called its domain of deﬁnition and the integer n ≥ 0 its dimension. Usually we omit the vector space K n from the notation and simply write (U, ϕ) instead of (U, ϕ, K n ).

This establishes the claim. We see that the closed subset W := M \ Wj ∪ j