Paracompact subspaces in the box product topology

Authors:
Peter Nyikos and Leszek Piatkiewicz

Journal:
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. **124** (1996), 303-314

MSC (1991):
Primary 54D18; Secondary 54B10

MathSciNet review:
1327033

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Abstract: In 1975 E. K. van Douwen showed that if is a family of Hausdorff spaces such that all finite subproducts are paracompact, then for each element of the box product the -product is paracompact. He asked whether this result remains true if one considers uncountable families of spaces. In this paper we prove in particular the following result:

*Let be an infinite cardinal number, and let be a family of compact Hausdorff spaces. Let be a fixed point. Given a family of open subsets of which covers , there exists an open locally finite in refinement of which covers . *

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**Peter Nyikos**

Email:
nyikos@math.sc.edu

**Leszek Piatkiewicz**

Email:
leszek@nat.pembroke.edu

DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-96-03359-X

Keywords:
Paracompact space,
box product

Received by editor(s):
June 9, 1993

Additional Notes:
The first author’s research was supported in part by NSF Grant DMS-8901931.

Communicated by:
Franklin D. Tall

Article copyright:
© Copyright 1996
American Mathematical Society