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Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz

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Re: Compactification
Posted: Dec 12, 2012 11:03 AM
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In <Pine.NEB.4.64.1212112003320.6609@panix2.panix.com>, on 12/11/2012
at 08:13 PM, William Elliot <marsh@panix.com> said:

>Why the extra luggage of the embedding for the definition of
>compactification? Why isn't the definition simply
> Y is a compactification of X when there's some
> embedding h:X -> Y for which h(X) is a dense subset of Y?


Because in general there is more than one such imbedding.

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