TY - JOUR
AU - Naimpally, Somashekhar
PY - 2002/04/01
Y2 - 2024/08/03
TI - All hypertopologies are hit-and-miss
JF - Applied General Topology
JA - Appl. Gen. Topol.
VL - 3
IS - 1
SE -
DO - 10.4995/agt.2002.2111
UR - https://polipapers.upv.es/index.php/AGT/article/view/2111
SP - 45-53
AB - <p>We solve a long standing problem by showing that all known hypertopologies are hit-and-miss. Our solution is not merely of theoretical importance. This representation is useful in the study of comparison of the Hausdorff-Bourbaki or H-B uniform topologies and the Wijsman topologies among themselves and with others. Up to now some of these comparisons needed intricate manipulations. The H-B uniform topologies were the subject of intense activity in the 1960's in connection with the Isbell-Smith problem. We show that they are proximally locally finite topologies from which the solution to the above problem follows easily. It is known that the Wijsman topology on the hyperspace is the proximal ball (hit-and-miss) topology in”nice” metric spaces including the normed linear spaces. With the introduction of a new far-miss topology we show that the Wijsman topology is hit-and-miss for all metric spaces. From this follows a natural generalization of the Wijsman topology to the hyperspace of any T<sub>1</sub> space. Several existing results in the literature are easy consequences of our work.</p>
ER -