The origin of this paper is in a question that was asked of the author by Michael Wellman, a computer scientist who works in artificial intelligence at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. He wanted to know if, starting with Rn and its usual topology and product partial order, he could linearly reorder every finite subset and still obtain a continuous function from Rn into R that was strictly increasing with respect to the new order imposed on Rn. It is the purpose of this paper to explore the structural characteristics of ordered topological spaces which have this kind of behavior.
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Mashburn, Joe, "A Note on Reordering Ordered Topological Spaces and the Existence of Continuous, Strictly Increasing Functions" (1995). Mathematics Faculty Publications. 17.