Keywords

Topology, Stratified L-Filter, Lattice-Valued Convergence Structures, Categorical Properties

Abstract

This work can be roughly divided into two parts. Initially, it may be considered a continuation of the very interesting research on the topic of Lattice-Valued Convergence Spaces given by Jager [2001, 2005]. The alternate axioms presented here seem to lead to theorems having proofs more closely related to standard arguments used in Convergence Space theory when the Lattice is L = f0; 1g:Various Subcategories are investigated. One such subconstruct is shown to be isomorphic to the category of Lattice Valued Fuzzy Convergence Spaces defined and studied by Jager [2001]. Our principal category is shown to be a topological universe and contains a subconstruct isomorphic to the category of probabilistic convergence spaces discussed in Kent and Richardson [1996] when L = [0; 1]: Fundamental work in lattice-valued convergence from the more general perspective of monads can be found in Gahler [1995]. Secondly, diagonal axioms are defned in the category whose objects consist of all the lattice valued convergence spaces. When the latter lattice is linearly ordered, a diagonal condition is given which characterizes those objects in the category that are determined by probabilistic convergence spaces which are topological. Certain background information regarding filters, convergence spaces, and diagonal axioms with its dual are given in Chapter 1. Chapter 2 describes Probabilistic Convergence and associated Diagonal axioms. Chapter 3 defines Jager convergence and proves that Jager's construct is isomorphic to a bireáective subconstruct of SL-CS. Furthermore, connections between the diagonal axioms discussed and those given by Gahler are explored. In Chapter 4, further categorical properties of SL-CS are discussed and in particular, it is shown that SL-CS is topological, cartesian closed, and extensional. Chapter 5 explores connections between diagonal axioms for objects in the sub construct δ(PCS) and SL-CS. Finally, recommendations for further research are provided.

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Graduation Date

2007

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Richardson, Gary

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

College

College of Sciences

Department

Mathematics

Degree Program

Mathematics

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0001715

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0001715

Language

English

Release Date

September 2007

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)

Restricted to the UCF community until September 2007; it will then be open access.

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Mathematics Commons

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