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A bitopological point-free approach to compactifications

Klinke, Olaf Karl (2012)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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This thesis extends the concept of compactifications of topological spaces to a setting where spaces carry a partial order and maps are order-preserving. The main tool is a Stone-type duality between the category of d-frames, which was developed by Jung and Moshier, and bitopological spaces. We demonstrate that the same concept that underlies d-frames can be used to do recover short proofs of well-known facts in domain theory. In particular we treat the upper, lower and double powerdomain constructions in this way. The classification of order-preserving compactifications follows ideas of B. Banaschewski and M. Smyth. Unlike in the categories of spaces or locales, the lattice-theoretic notion of normality plays a central role in this work. It is shown that every compactification factors as a normalisation followed by the maximal compactification, the Stone-Cech compactification. Sample applications are the Fell compactification and a stably compact extension of algebraic domains.

Type of Work:Ph.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Jung , Achim and Escardo, Martin and Vickers, Steven
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Department:School of Computer Science
Subjects:GA Mathematical geography. Cartography
QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
QA76 Computer software
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:3470
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