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A vector lattice topology and function space representation

Authors: W. A. Feldman and J. F. Porter
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 235 (1978), 193-204
MSC: Primary 46E05; Secondary 46A40, 54C40
MathSciNet review: 0463897
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Abstract: A locally convex topology is defined for a vector lattice having a weak order unit and a certain partition of the weak order unit, analogous to the order unit topology. For such spaces, called ``order partition spaces,'' an extension of the classical Kakutani theorem is obtained: Each order partition space is lattice isomorphic and homeomorphic to a dense subspace of $ {C_c}(X)$ containing the constant functions for some locally compact X, and conversely each such $ {C_c}(X)$ is an order partition space. $ ({C_c}(X)$ denotes all continuous real-valued functions on X with the topology of compact convergence.) One consequence is a lattice-theoretic characterization of $ {C_c}(X)$ for X locally compact and realcompact. Conditions for an M-space to be an order partition space are provided.

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Keywords: Compact convergence, function space, topological M-space, vector lattice, weak order unit
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