In any metric space, the open balls form a base for a topology on that space. The Euclidean topology on is then simply the topology generated by these balls. In other words, the open sets of the Euclidean topology on are given by (arbitrary) unions of the open balls defined as , for all real and all where is the Euclidean metric.
- Metric space#Open and closed sets.2C topology and convergence
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