Topological Function Spaces
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Product details

  • Hardback | 205 pages
  • 162.1 x 242.8 x 17.5mm | 503.5g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1992 ed.
  • IX, 205 p.
  • 0792315316
  • 9780792315315

Table of contents

0. General information on Cp(X) as an object of topological algebra. Introductory material.- 1. General questions about Cp(X).- 2. Certain notions from general topology. Terminology and notation.- 3. Simplest properties of the spaces Cp(X, Y).- 4. Restriction map and duality map.- 5. Canonical evaluation map of a space X in the space CpCp(X).- 6. Nagata's theorem and Okunev's theorem.- I. Topological properties of Cp(X) and simplest duality theo-rems.- 1. Elementary duality theorems.- 2. When is the space Cp(X) u-compact?.- 3. "tech completeness and the Baire property in spaces Cp(X).- 4. The Lindeloef number of a space Cp(X),and Asanov's theorem.- 5. Normality, collectionwise normality, paracompactness, and the extent of Cp(X).- 6. The behavior of normality under the restriction map between function spaces.- II. Duality between invariants of Lindeloef number and tightness type.- 1. Lindeloef number and tightness: the Arkhangel'skii-Pytkeev theorem.- 2. Hurewicz spaces and fan tightness.- 3. Frechet-Urysohn property, sequentiality, and the k-property of Cp(X).- 4. Hewitt-Nachbin spaces and functional tightness.- 5. Hereditary separability, spread, and hereditary Lindeloef number.- 6. Monolithic and stable spaces in Cp-duality.- 7. Strong monolithicity and simplicity.- 8. Discreteness is a supertopological property.- III. Topological properties of function spaces over arbitrary compacta.- 1. Tightness type properties of spaces Cp(X), where X is a compactum, and embedding in such Cp(X).- 2. Okunev's theorem on the preservation of Q-compactness under t-equivalence.- 3. Compact sets of functions in Cp(X). Their simplest topological properties.- 4. Grothendieck's theorem and its generalizations.- 5. Namioka's theorem, and Ptak's approach.- 6. Baturov's theorem on the Lindeloef number of function spaces over compacta.- IV. Lindeloef number type properties for function spaces over compacta similar to Eberlein compacta, and properties of such compacta.- 1. Separating families of functions, and functionally perfect spaces.- 2. Separating families of functions on compacta and the Lindeloef number of Cp(X).- 3. Characterization of Corson compacta by properties of the space Cp(X).- 4. Resoluble compacta, and condensations of Cp(X) into a ?*-product of real lines. Two characterizations of Eberlein compacta.- 5. The Preiss-Simon theorem.- 6. Adequate families of sets: a method for constructing Corson compacta.- 7. The Lindeloef number of the space Cp(X),and scattered compacta.- 8. The Lindeloef number of Cp(X) and Martin's axiom.- 9. Lindeloef ?-spaces, and properties of the spaces Cp,n(X).- 10. The Lindeloef number of a function space over a linearly ordered compactum.- 11. The cardinality of Lindeloef subspaces of function spaces over compacta.
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