Core-compact space

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2010 Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary: 54D30 Secondary: 54D5018F60 [MSN][ZBL]

A topological space $X$ is core compact if for any $x \in X$ and open neighbourhood $N$ of $x$, there is an open set $V$ such that $N$ is relatively compact in $V$ (every open cover of $V$ has a finite subset that covers $N$); equivalently, $N$ is way below $X$.

A space is core compact if and only if the collection of open sets $\mathfrak{O}_X$ is a continuous lattice. A locally compact space is core compact, and a sober space (and hence in particular a Hausdorff space) is core compact if and only if it is locally compact.

A space is core compact if and only if the product of the identity with a quotient map is quotient. The core compact spaces are precisely the exponentiable spaces in the category of topological spaces; that is, the spaces $X$ such that ${-} \times X$ has a right adjoint ${-}^X$. See Exponential law (in topology).


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