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Buffered continua


"For a metric space X, we denote the hyperspaces of nonempty closed subsets, closed connected subsets, compact subsets, and subcontinua of X by 2X, C(X), K(X), and CK(X) respectively. In studying hyperspaces it is natural to ask what topological properties the underlying space must possess for a particular hyperspace to have a certain property, and vice-versa. One such topological property is local compactness. There are simple characterizations known for when 2X, K(X), and CK(X) are locally compact, but no such characterization exists for C(X).

We formulate a stricter necessary condition and a stricter sufficient condition for local compactness of C(X) than those previously known. We also provide a sufficient condition for metrizability of C(X). In developing these conditions, we introduce the terms buffer and totally buffered. Results relating to buffers and totally buffered spaces are provided, and we propose a characterization of totally buffered continua"--Abstract, page iii.


Charatonik, W. J.

Committee Member(s)

Roe, Robert Paul
Hilgers, Michael Gene


Mathematics and Statistics

Degree Name

M.S. in Mathematics


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2005


v, 17 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 16).


© 2005 Robbie Allen Beane, All rights reserved.

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Continuum (Mathematics)

Thesis Number

T 8772

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