Extending discrete-valued functions

Authors:
John Kulesza, Ronnie Levy and Peter Nyikos

Journal:
Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. **324** (1991), 293-302

MSC:
Primary 54C20

MathSciNet review:
987164

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Abstract: In this paper, we show that for a separable metric space , every continuous function from a subset of into a finite discrete space extends to a continuous function on if and only if every continuous function from into any discrete space extends to a continuous function on . We also show that if there is no inner model having a measurable cardinal, then there is a metric space with a subspace such that every -valued continuous function from extends to a continuous function on all of , but not every discrete-valued continuous function on extends to such a map on . Furthermore, if Martin's Axiom is assumed, such a space can be constructed so that not even -valued functions on need extend. This last result uses a version of the Isbell-Mrowka space having a -embedded infinite discrete subset. On the other hand, assuming the Product Measure Extension Axiom, no such exists.

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DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9947-1991-0987164-5

Keywords:
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PMEA,
-embedding

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American Mathematical Society