By Oleg Viro

ISBN-10: 0821841246

ISBN-13: 9780821841242

This publication comprises contemporary papers through individuals within the Rokhlin Topology Seminar, equipped through V. A. Rokhlin within the Sixties, whilst he moved to Leningrad. given that then, the seminar has persevered to be one of many major facilities of study in topology in Russia. the subjects provided listed here are enthusiastic about, or are inspired via, topology of particular geometric gadgets, from classical knots to advanced projective surfaces and configurations of subspaces in actual projective areas.

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Let i ∈ I, O ⊂◦ R and x ∈ gi−1 (O). Since gi (x) ∈ O ⊂◦ R, there exists r > 0 such that (g(x) − r, g(x) + r) ⊂ O. Now we have that Bd (x, r) ⊂ gi−1 (O), because if d(y, x) < r, then |gi (y) − gi (x)| < r and hence gi (y) ∈ (g(x) − r, g(x) + r) ⊂ O, which implies that y ∈ gi−1 (O). By the foregoing, we have that gi−1 (O) ∈ τd . We know (from a first course) that a metric space (X, d) can be isometrically embedded in the Banach space ℓ∞ X (this is the linear space of all bounded functions X → R, equipped with the supremum-norm).

5 Definition A cover N of X is a point-star refinement of a cover L of X provided that the family {St(x, N ) : x ∈ X} is a refinement of L. The space X is fully normal provided that every open cover of X has an open point- star refinement. Example Let d be a pseudometric of X and let r > 0. For all z, y ∈ X, we have that if z ∈ Bd (y, r), then Bd (y, r) ⊂ Bd (z, 2r). It follows that the cover {Bd (x, r) : x ∈ X} is a point-star refinement of the cover {Bd (x, 2r) : x ∈ X}. 6 Lemma Let N be a point-star refinement of L.

Let X be a space and S a family of subsets of X. We say that a function f : X → R is S-uniformly continuous provided that, for every ǫ > 0, there exists a finite cover T ⊂ S of X such that, for every T ∈ T , we have that |f (x) − f (y)| ≤ ǫ for all x, y ∈ T . Note that every S-uniformly continuous function is bounded. 15 Lemma Let S be a family of closed subsets of a space X, and let f be an S-uniformly continuous function X → R. Then f is continuous. 27 Proof. Let x ∈ X and ǫ > 0. There exists a finite cover T ⊂ S of X such that, for every T ∈ T , we have that |f (y) − f (z)| ≤ ǫ for all y, z ∈ T .

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