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Frames and Locales

Topology without points

Picado, Jorge, Pultr, Ales

2012, XIX, 398p.

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From the reviews:

“The book covers, in a comprehensive and self-contained way, the development of point-free topology in the last 30 years … . The book ends with two short appendices containing those facts about partially ordered sets and categories needed in the book. In conclusion, this is a very good book; it is nicely written and is highly recommended for anyone wishing to gain an overview of point-free topology.” (Javier Gutiérrez García, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2012 j)

“The book starts with a recount of sobriety and the TD-axiom, which is then quickly followed by the definition of the category of locales, various facets of spectra, the usual adjunctions and several criteria for spatiality. … this book is an erudite account of the current status of pointfree topology, written beautifully in the authors’ inimitable style. It is both easily accessible to a complete beginner, and an excellent source of reference for the mature pointfree practitioner.” (Themba Dube, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1231, 2012)

“In a total of fifteen chapters the reader is taken from spaces and lattices of open sets, through a thorough discussion of the notions of frames and locales … . book ends (modulo its appendices) with a discussion of localic groups … together with frames, that’s what this entire book is ultimately all about. … is quite-well written: it’s a clear and thorough treatment of what is really rather an important subject, which is to say, a greatly underappreciated one.” (Michael Berg, The Mathematical Association of America, April, 2012)

 

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