On the structure of completely useful topologies

Gianni Bosi, Gerhard Herden

Abstract

Let X be an arbitrary set. Then a topology t on X is completely useful if every upper semicontinuous linear preorder on X can be represented by an upper semicontinuous order preserving  real-valued function. In this paper we characterize in ZFC (Zermelo-Fraenkel + Axiom of Choice) and ZFC+SH (ZFC + Souslin Hypothesis) completely useful topologies on X. This means, in the terminology of mathematical utility theory, that we clarify the topological structure of any type of semicontinuous utility representation problem.

Keywords

Hereditarily separable topology; Hereditarily Lindelöf-topology; Thin bounded set

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e-ISSN: 1989-4147   https://doi.org/10.4995/agt