I was going through a topology lecture note and came across the concepts of regular spaces (T3 ) and Hausdorff space (T2).
I came across a statement :Every regular space is Hausdorff .
As those notes did not contain any proof for this I tried to do it .Now a regular space is one in which given any point $\ x $ and any closed set $\ V $,which does not contain $\ x $ , there exists two disjoint open subsets $\ U_1 $ and $\ U_2 $ such that $\ x $ $\ \epsilon $ $\ U_1 $ and $\ V $ $\ \epsilon $ $\ U_2 $ .
Now for this to be a Hausdorff space , for every two distinct points $\ a $ and $\ b $, we should be able to find two disjoint open sets $\ U_1 $ and $\ U_2$, such that $\ a $ $\ \epsilon $ $\ U_1 $ and $\ b $ $\ \epsilon $ $\ U_2 $. Now take two points in the space $\ a $ and $\ b $ in a regular space . If we can find one closed set which contains only one of the two points then we are done . If the two points belong to two different open sets in the topology then we can guarantee that we can find a closed set that contains only one of them.How to proceed if both the points belong to the same open set in the topology ? At the same time , whether a set is open or not depends on the topology ,I can't construct an open set as per my wish in a way that it contains only one of the two points. What am I missing here ? Thanks in Advance.