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Medini, Andrea
Countable dense homogeneity in powers of zero-dimensional definable spaces
We show that, for a coanalytic subspace $X$ of $2^\omega$, the countable dense homogeneity of $X^\omega$ is equivalent to $X$ being Polish. This strengthens a result of Hrušák and Zamora Avilés. Then, inspired by results of Hernández-Gutiérrez, Hrušák and van Mill, using a technique of Medvedev, we construct a non-Polish subspace $X$ of $2^\omega$ such that $X^\omega$ is countable dense homogeneous. This gives the first $\mathsf{ZFC}$ answer to a question of Hrušák and Zamora Avilés. Furthermore, since our example is consistently analytic, the equivalence result mentioned above is sharp. Our results also answer a question of Medini and Milovich. Finally, we show that if every countable subset of a zero-dimensional separable metrizable space $X$ is included in a Polish subspace of $X$ then $X^\omega$ is countable dense homogeneous.

Keywords:countable dense homogeneous, infinite power, coanalytic, Polish, $\lambda'$-set
Categories:54H05, 54G20, 54E52

2. CMB Online first

Boulabiar, Karim
Characters on $C( X)$
The precise condition on a completely regular space $X$ for every character on $C(X) $ to be an evaluation at some point in $X$ is that $X$ be realcompact. Usually, this classical result is obtained relying heavily on involved (and even nonconstructive) extension arguments. This note provides a direct proof that is accessible to a large audience.

Keywords:characters, realcompact, evaluation, real-valued continuous functions
Categories:54C30, 46E25

3. CMB 2014 (vol 57 pp. 579)

Larson, Paul; Tall, Franklin D.
On the Hereditary Paracompactness of Locally Compact, Hereditarily Normal Spaces
We establish that if it is consistent that there is a supercompact cardinal, then it is consistent that every locally compact, hereditarily normal space which does not include a perfect pre-image of $\omega_1$ is hereditarily paracompact.

Keywords:locally compact, hereditarily normal, paracompact, Axiom R, PFA$^{++}$
Categories:54D35, 54D15, 54D20, 54D45, 03E65, 03E35

4. CMB 2014 (vol 57 pp. 803)

Gabriyelyan, S. S.
Free Locally Convex Spaces and the $k$-space Property
Let $L(X)$ be the free locally convex space over a Tychonoff space $X$. Then $L(X)$ is a $k$-space if and only if $X$ is a countable discrete space. We prove also that $L(D)$ has uncountable tightness for every uncountable discrete space $D$.

Keywords:free locally convex space, $k$-space, countable tightness
Categories:46A03, 54D50, 54A25

5. CMB 2014 (vol 57 pp. 683)

Aurichi, Leandro F.; Dias, Rodrigo R.
Topological Games and Alster Spaces
In this paper we study connections between topological games such as Rothberger, Menger and compact-open, and relate these games to properties involving covers by $G_\delta$ subsets. The results include: (1) If Two has a winning strategy in the Menger game on a regular space $X$, then $X$ is an Alster space. (2) If Two has a winning strategy in the Rothberger game on a topological space $X$, then the $G_\delta$-topology on $X$ is Lindelöf. (3) The Menger game and the compact-open game are (consistently) not dual.

Keywords:topological games, selection principles, Alster spaces, Menger spaces, Rothberger spaces, Menger game, Rothberger game, compact-open game, $G_\delta$-topology
Categories:54D20, 54G99, 54A10

6. CMB 2013 (vol 57 pp. 631)

Sokić, Miodrag
Indicators, Chains, Antichains, Ramsey Property
We introduce two Ramsey classes of finite relational structures. The first class contains finite structures of the form $(A,(I_{i})_{i=1}^{n},\leq ,(\preceq _{i})_{i=1}^{n})$ where $\leq $ is a total ordering on $A$ and $% \preceq _{i}$ is a linear ordering on the set $\{a\in A:I_{i}(a)\}$. The second class contains structures of the form $(A,\leq ,(I_{i})_{i=1}^{n},\preceq )$ where $(A,\leq )$ is a weak ordering and $% \preceq $ is a linear ordering on $A$ such that $A$ is partitioned by $% \{a\in A:I_{i}(a)\}$ into maximal chains in the partial ordering $\leq $ and each $\{a\in A:I_{i}(a)\}$ is an interval with respect to $\preceq $.

Keywords:Ramsey property, linear orderings
Categories:05C55, 03C15, 54H20

7. CMB 2013 (vol 57 pp. 245)

Brodskiy, N.; Dydak, J.; Lang, U.
Assouad-Nagata Dimension of Wreath Products of Groups
Consider the wreath product $H\wr G$, where $H\ne 1$ is finite and $G$ is finitely generated. We show that the Assouad-Nagata dimension $\dim_{AN}(H\wr G)$ of $H\wr G$ depends on the growth of $G$ as follows: \par If the growth of $G$ is not bounded by a linear function, then $\dim_{AN}(H\wr G)=\infty$, otherwise $\dim_{AN}(H\wr G)=\dim_{AN}(G)\leq 1$.

Keywords:Assouad-Nagata dimension, asymptotic dimension, wreath product, growth of groups
Categories:54F45, 55M10, 54C65

8. CMB 2013 (vol 57 pp. 364)

Li, Lei; Wang, Ya-Shu
How Lipschitz Functions Characterize the Underlying Metric Spaces
Let $X, Y$ be metric spaces and $E, F$ be Banach spaces. Suppose that both $X,Y$ are realcompact, or both $E,F$ are realcompact. The zero set of a vector-valued function $f$ is denoted by $z(f)$. A linear bijection $T$ between local or generalized Lipschitz vector-valued function spaces is said to preserve zero-set containments or nonvanishing functions if \[z(f)\subseteq z(g)\quad\Longleftrightarrow\quad z(Tf)\subseteq z(Tg),\] or \[z(f) = \emptyset\quad \Longleftrightarrow\quad z(Tf)=\emptyset,\] respectively. Every zero-set containment preserver, and every nonvanishing function preserver when $\dim E =\dim F\lt +\infty$, is a weighted composition operator $(Tf)(y)=J_y(f(\tau(y)))$. We show that the map $\tau\colon Y\to X$ is a locally (little) Lipschitz homeomorphism.

Keywords:(generalized, locally, little) Lipschitz functions, zero-set containment preservers, biseparating maps
Categories:46E40, 54D60, 46E15

9. CMB 2013 (vol 57 pp. 335)

Karassev, A.; Todorov, V.; Valov, V.
Alexandroff Manifolds and Homogeneous Continua
ny homogeneous, metric $ANR$-continuum is a $V^n_G$-continuum provided $\dim_GX=n\geq 1$ and $\check{H}^n(X;G)\neq 0$, where $G$ is a principal ideal domain. This implies that any homogeneous $n$-dimensional metric $ANR$-continuum is a $V^n$-continuum in the sense of Alexandroff. We also prove that any finite-dimensional homogeneous metric continuum $X$, satisfying $\check{H}^n(X;G)\neq 0$ for some group $G$ and $n\geq 1$, cannot be separated by a compactum $K$ with $\check{H}^{n-1}(K;G)=0$ and $\dim_G K\leq n-1$. This provides a partial answer to a question of Kallipoliti-Papasoglu whether any two-dimensional homogeneous Peano continuum cannot be separated by arcs.

Keywords:Cantor manifold, cohomological dimension, cohomology groups, homogeneous compactum, separator, $V^n$-continuum
Categories:54F45, 54F15

10. CMB 2012 (vol 57 pp. 240)

Bernardes, Nilson C.
Addendum to ``Limit Sets of Typical Homeomorphisms''
Given an integer $n \geq 3$, a metrizable compact topological $n$-manifold $X$ with boundary, and a finite positive Borel measure $\mu$ on $X$, we prove that for the typical homeomorphism $f : X \to X$, it is true that for $\mu$-almost every point $x$ in $X$ the restriction of $f$ (respectively of $f^{-1}$) to the omega limit set $\omega(f,x)$ (respectively to the alpha limit set $\alpha(f,x)$) is topologically conjugate to the universal odometer.

Keywords:topological manifolds, homeomorphisms, measures, Baire category, limit sets
Categories:37B20, 54H20, 28C15, 54C35, 54E52

11. CMB 2012 (vol 56 pp. 709)

Bartošová, Dana
Universal Minimal Flows of Groups of Automorphisms of Uncountable Structures
It is a well-known fact, that the greatest ambit for a topological group $G$ is the Samuel compactification of $G$ with respect to the right uniformity on $G.$ We apply the original description by Samuel from 1948 to give a simple computation of the universal minimal flow for groups of automorphisms of uncountable structures using Fraïssé theory and Ramsey theory. This work generalizes some of the known results about countable structures.

Keywords:universal minimal flows, ultrafilter flows, Ramsey theory
Categories:37B05, 03E02, 05D10, 22F50, 54H20

12. CMB 2012 (vol 56 pp. 860)

van Mill, Jan
On Countable Dense and $n$-homogeneity
We prove that a connected, countable dense homogeneous space is $n$-homogeneous for every $n$, and strongly 2-homogeneous provided it is locally connected. We also present an example of a connected and countable dense homogeneous space which is not strongly 2-homogeneous. This answers Problem 136 of Watson in the Open Problems in Topology Book in the negative.

Keywords:countable dense homogeneous, connected, $n$-homogeneous, strongly $n$-homogeneous, counterexample
Categories:54H15, 54C10, 54F05

13. CMB 2011 (vol 56 pp. 292)

Dai, Mei-Feng
Quasisymmetrically Minimal Moran Sets
M. Hu and S. Wen considered quasisymmetrically minimal uniform Cantor sets of Hausdorff dimension $1$, where at the $k$-th set one removes from each interval $I$ a certain number $n_{k}$ of open subintervals of length $c_{k}|I|$, leaving $(n_{k}+1)$ closed subintervals of equal length. Quasisymmetrically Moran sets of Hausdorff dimension $1$ considered in the paper are more general than uniform Cantor sets in that neither the open subintervals nor the closed subintervals are required to be of equal length.

Keywords:quasisymmetric, Moran set, Hausdorff dimension
Categories:28A80, 54C30

14. CMB 2011 (vol 56 pp. 442)

Zelenyuk, Yevhen
Closed Left Ideal Decompositions of $U(G)$
Let $G$ be an infinite discrete group and let $\beta G$ be the Stone--Čech compactification of $G$. We take the points of $ėta G$ to be the ultrafilters on $G$, identifying the principal ultrafilters with the points of $G$. The set $U(G)$ of uniform ultrafilters on $G$ is a closed two-sided ideal of $\beta G$. For every $p\in U(G)$, define $I_p\subseteq\beta G$ by $I_p=\bigcap_{A\in p}\operatorname{cl} (GU(A))$, where $U(A)=\{p\in U(G):A\in p\}$. We show that if $|G|$ is a regular cardinal, then $\{I_p:p\in U(G)\}$ is the finest decomposition of $U(G)$ into closed left ideals of $\beta G$ such that the corresponding quotient space of $U(G)$ is Hausdorff.

Keywords:Stone--Čech compactification, uniform ultrafilter, closed left ideal, decomposition
Categories:22A15, 54H20, 22A30, 54D80

15. CMB 2011 (vol 56 pp. 92)

Jacob, Benoît
On Perturbations of Continuous Maps
We give sufficient conditions for the following problem: given a topological space $X$, a metric space $Y$, a subspace $Z$ of $Y$, and a continuous map $f$ from $X$ to $Y$, is it possible, by applying to $f$ an arbitrarily small perturbation, to ensure that $f(X)$ does not meet $Z$? We also give a relative variant: if $f(X')$ does not meet $Z$ for a certain subset $X'\subset X$, then we may keep $f$ unchanged on $X'$. We also develop a variant for continuous sections of fibrations and discuss some applications to matrix perturbation theory.

Keywords:perturbation theory, general topology, applications to operator algebras / matrix perturbation theory
Category:54F45

16. CMB 2011 (vol 56 pp. 424)

Thom, Andreas
Convergent Sequences in Discrete Groups
We prove that a finitely generated group contains a sequence of non-trivial elements that converge to the identity in every compact homomorphic image if and only if the group is not virtually abelian. As a consequence of the methods used, we show that a finitely generated group satisfies Chu duality if and only if it is virtually abelian.

Keywords:Chu duality, Bohr topology
Category:54H11

17. CMB 2011 (vol 56 pp. 203)

Tall, Franklin D.
Productively Lindelöf Spaces May All Be $D$
We give easy proofs that (a) the Continuum Hypothesis implies that if the product of $X$ with every Lindelöf space is Lindelöf, then $X$ is a $D$-space, and (b) Borel's Conjecture implies every Rothberger space is Hurewicz.

Keywords:productively Lindelöf, $D$-space, projectively $\sigma$-compact, Menger, Hurewicz
Categories:54D20, 54B10, 54D55, 54A20, 03F50

18. CMB 2011 (vol 56 pp. 55)

Bouziad, A.
Cliquishness and Quasicontinuity of Two-Variable Maps
We study the existence of continuity points for mappings $f\colon X\times Y\to Z$ whose $x$-sections $Y\ni y\to f(x,y)\in Z$ are fragmentable and $y$-sections $X\ni x\to f(x,y)\in Z$ are quasicontinuous, where $X$ is a Baire space and $Z$ is a metric space. For the factor $Y$, we consider two infinite ``point-picking'' games $G_1(y)$ and $G_2(y)$ defined respectively for each $y\in Y$ as follows: in the $n$-th inning, Player I gives a dense set $D_n\subset Y$, respectively, a dense open set $D_n\subset Y$. Then Player II picks a point $y_n\in D_n$; II wins if $y$ is in the closure of ${\{y_n:n\in\mathbb N\}}$, otherwise I wins. It is shown that (i) $f$ is cliquish if II has a winning strategy in $G_1(y)$ for every $y\in Y$, and (ii) $ f$ is quasicontinuous if the $x$-sections of $f$ are continuous and the set of $y\in Y$ such that II has a winning strategy in $G_2(y)$ is dense in $Y$. Item (i) extends substantially a result of Debs and item (ii) indicates that the problem of Talagrand on separately continuous maps has a positive answer for a wide class of ``small'' compact spaces.

Keywords:cliquishness, fragmentability, joint continuity, point-picking game, quasicontinuity, separate continuity, two variable maps
Categories:54C05, 54C08, 54B10, 91A05

19. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 297)

Glasner, Eli
The Group $\operatorname{Aut}(\mu)$ is Roelcke Precompact
Following a similar result of Uspenskij on the unitary group of a separable Hilbert space, we show that, with respect to the lower (or Roelcke) uniform structure, the Polish group $G= \operatorname{Aut}(\mu)$ of automorphisms of an atomless standard Borel probability space $(X,\mu)$ is precompact. We identify the corresponding compactification as the space of Markov operators on $L_2(\mu)$ and deduce that the algebra of right and left uniformly continuous functions, the algebra of weakly almost periodic functions, and the algebra of Hilbert functions on $G$, i.e., functions on $G$ arising from unitary representations, all coincide. Again following Uspenskij, we also conclude that $G$ is totally minimal.

Keywords:Roelcke precompact, unitary group, measure preserving transformations, Markov operators, weakly almost periodic functions
Categories:54H11, 22A05, 37B05, 54H20

20. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 225)

Bernardes, Nilson C.
Limit Sets of Typical Homeomorphisms
Given an integer $n \geq 3$, a metrizable compact topological $n$-manifold $X$ with boundary, and a finite positive Borel measure $\mu$ on $X$, we prove that for the typical homeomorphism $f \colon X \to X$, it is true that for $\mu$-almost every point $x$ in $X$ the limit set $\omega(f,x)$ is a Cantor set of Hausdorff dimension zero, each point of $\omega(f,x)$ has a dense orbit in $\omega(f,x)$, $f$ is non-sensitive at each point of $\omega(f,x)$, and the function $a \to \omega(f,a)$ is continuous at $x$.

Keywords:topological manifolds, homeomorphisms, measures, Baire category, limit sets
Categories:37B20, 54H20, 28C15, 54C35, 54E52

21. CMB 2011 (vol 54 pp. 607)

Camargo, Javier
Lightness of Induced Maps and Homeomorphisms
An example is given of a map $f$ defined between arcwise connected continua such that $C(f)$ is light and $2^{f}$ is not light, giving a negative answer to a question of Charatonik and Charatonik. Furthermore, given a positive integer $n$, we study when the lightness of the induced map $2^{f}$ or $C_n(f)$ implies that $f$ is a homeomorphism. Finally, we show a result in relation with the lightness of $C(C(f))$.

Keywords:light maps, induced maps, continua, hyperspaces
Categories:54B20, 54E40

22. CMB 2011 (vol 54 pp. 244)

Daniel, D. ; Nikiel, J.; Treybig, L. B.; Tuncali, H. M.; Tymchatyn, E. D.
Homogeneous Suslinian Continua
A continuum is said to be Suslinian if it does not contain uncountably many mutually exclusive non-degenerate subcontinua. Fitzpatrick and Lelek have shown that a metric Suslinian continuum $X$ has the property that the set of points at which $X$ is connected im kleinen is dense in $X$. We extend their result to Hausdorff Suslinian continua and obtain a number of corollaries. In particular, we prove that a homogeneous, non-degenerate, Suslinian continuum is a simple closed curve and that each separable, non-degenerate, homogenous, Suslinian continuum is metrizable.

Keywords:connected im kleinen, homogeneity, Suslinian, locally connected continuum
Categories:54F15, 54C05, 54F05, 54F50

23. CMB 2011 (vol 54 pp. 302)

Kurka, Ondřej
Structure of the Set of Norm-attaining Functionals on Strictly Convex Spaces
Let $X$ be a separable non-reflexive Banach space. We show that there is no Borel class which contains the set of norm-attaining functionals for every strictly convex renorming of $X$.

Keywords:separable non-reflexive space, set of norm-attaining functionals, strictly convex norm, Borel class
Categories:46B20, 54H05, 46B10

24. CMB 2010 (vol 54 pp. 193)

Bennett, Harold; Lutzer, David
Measurements and $G_\delta$-Subsets of Domains
In this paper we study domains, Scott domains, and the existence of measurements. We use a space created by D.~K. Burke to show that there is a Scott domain $P$ for which $\max(P)$ is a $G_\delta$-subset of $P$ and yet no measurement $\mu$ on $P$ has $\ker(\mu) = \max(P)$. We also correct a mistake in the literature asserting that $[0, \omega_1)$ is a space of this type. We show that if $P$ is a Scott domain and $X \subseteq \max(P)$ is a $G_\delta$-subset of $P$, then $X$ has a $G_\delta$-diagonal and is weakly developable. We show that if $X \subseteq \max(P)$ is a $G_\delta$-subset of $P$, where $P$ is a domain but perhaps not a Scott domain, then $X$ is domain-representable, first-countable, and is the union of dense, completely metrizable subspaces. We also show that there is a domain $P$ such that $\max(P)$ is the usual space of countable ordinals and is a $G_\delta$-subset of $P$ in the Scott topology. Finally we show that the kernel of a measurement on a Scott domain can consistently be a normal, separable, non-metrizable Moore space.

Keywords:domain-representable, Scott-domain-representable, measurement, Burke's space, developable spaces, weakly developable spaces, $G_\delta$-diagonal, Čech-complete space, Moore space, $\omega_1$, weakly developable space, sharp base, AF-complete
Categories:54D35, 54E30, 54E52, 54E99, 06B35, 06F99

25. CMB 2010 (vol 54 pp. 270)

Dow, Alan
Sequential Order Under PFA
It is shown that it follows from PFA that there is no compact scattered space of height greater than $\omega$ in which the sequential order and the scattering heights coincide.

Keywords:sequential order, scattered spaces, PFA
Categories:54D55, 03E05, 03E35, 54A20
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