Spaces in mathematics

Boris Tsirelson
2018 WikiJournal of Science  
While modern mathematics use many types of spaces, such as Euclidean spaces, linear spaces, topological spaces, Hilbert spaces, or probability spaces, it does not define the notion of "space" itself. [1][details 1] A space consists of selected mathematical objects that are treated as points, and selected relationships between these points. The nature of the points can vary widely: for example, the points can be elements of a set, functions on another space, or subspaces of another space. It is
more » ... he relationships that define the nature of the space. More precisely, isomorphic spaces are considered identical, where an isomorphism between two spaces is a one-to-one correspondence between their points that preserves the relationships. For example, the relationships between the points of a three-dimensional Euclidean space are uniquely determined by Euclid's axioms, [details 2] and all threedimensional Euclidean spaces are considered identical.
doi:10.15347/wjs/2018.002 fatcat:azjykkza4ffmrbson6jnsso7nm