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Characterizing topologies by functions

Author: Melvin C. Thornton
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 36 (1972), 613-614
MSC: Primary 54C40
MathSciNet review: 0309055
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Abstract: The multiplicative structure of the idempotents in the semiring of nonnegative lower semicontinuous functions on a large class of spaces determines the topology of the space.

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Keywords: Lattice of closed sets, semicontinuous functions
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