Summer Conference on Topology and Its Applications

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Topology + Foundations

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32nd Summer Conference on Topology and Its Applications


1. Bella and Carlson give several classes of spaces X for which |X| ≤ 2wL(X)χ(X). This includes locally compact spaces and, more recently, extremally disconnected spaces. Three proofs of the former lead to more general results. One such result is that any regular space X with a π-base consisting of elements with compact closure satisfies |X| ≤ 2wL(X)χ(X). It is also shown that if X is locally compact and power homogeneous that |X| ≤ 2wL(X)t(X), an extension of De la Vega's Theorem.

2. Porter and Carlson give a new cardinality bound for any Hausdorff space that answers a long-standing question of Bella's on H-closed spaces. Using an open ultrafilter assignment, a cardinal invariant L̂(X) is defined with properties a) L̂(X) ≤ L(X), b) L̂(X) is countable if X is H-closed, and c) |X| ≤ 2L̂(X)χ(X) for any Hausdorff space X. This gives a common proof of Arhangel'skii's Theorem and the cardinality bound 2χ(X) for H-closed spaces given by Dow and Porter in 1982.


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