Contributions to Pointfree Topology and Apartness Spaces
Abstract: The work in this thesis contains some contributions to constructive point-free topology and the theory of apartness spaces. The first two papers deal with constructive domain theory using formal topology. In Paper I we focus on the notion of a domain representation of a formal space as a way to introduce generalized points of the represented space, whereas we in Paper II give a constructive and point-free treatment of the domain theoretic approach to differential calculus. The last two papers are of a slightly different nature but still concern constructive topology. In paper III we consider a measure theoretic covering theorem from various constructive angles in both point-set and point-free topology. We prove a point-free version of the theorem. In Paper IV we deal with issues of impredicativity in the theory of apartness spaces. We introduce a notion of set-presented apartness relation which enables a predicative treatment of basic constructions of point-set apartness spaces.
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