Questions tagged [locales]

Questions taking place in the category of locales, which is given by the opposite of the category of frames. Also appropriate for questions about pointless topology.

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What locales correspond to Manifolds?

I am studying the categorical equivalence between (sober) topological spaces and (spatial) locales with enough points. As the title implies, I am interested in finding localic analogues of both ...
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How to rewrite mathematics constructively?

Many mathematical subfields often use the axiom of choice and proofs by contradiction. I heard from people supporting constructive mathematics that often one can rewrite the definitions and theorems ...
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What's the localic reflection of a presheaf topos?

$\newcommand{\Psh}{\operatorname{Psh}} \newcommand{\Sh}{\operatorname{Sh}} \newcommand{\O}{{\mathcal{O}}}$ Let $X$ be a locale, $\O(X)$ the corresponding frame. What's the localic reflection of $\Psh ...
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Best introductory texts on pointless topology

As I understand it, there are three canonical textbooks on pointless topology: the classic "Stone Spaces" by Johnstone, "Topology via Logic" by Steve Vickers, and the newer "Frames and Locales" by ...
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Combination topological space and locale?

The traditional theory of topological spaces (as formalized by Bourbaki) starts with a set of points, then builds a structure on that. In contrast, the theory of locales starts with a frame of opens (...
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Product of topological spaces and product of corresponding locales

Let $\Omega : \mathbf{Top} \to \mathbf{Loc}$ the functor that takes a topological space to its locale of opens. For a locale morphism $f$, write $f^*$ for the correspoding morphism in $\mathbf{Frm}$, ...
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Differentiability of the distance function from a (variable) point to a (fixed) set

The distance of from a point $x$ to a set $A$ is defined by $$ d(x,S) = \inf\{d(x,a)\mid a\in A\}, $$ where you may choose the setting to be $\mathbb R^n$, a Banach space or a complete metric space. ...
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“Scott completion” of dcpo

If $A$ is poset with all directed suprema, it is common to consider the Scott topology on $A$, whose open subsets are the $U \subset A$ such that $U$ is upward closed and if $\bigcup_I a_i \in U $ for ...
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What are the 'wonderful consequences' following from the existence of a minimal dense subspace?

In Peddechio & Tholens Categorical Foundations they quote PT Johnstone in their chapter on Frames & Locales: ...the single most important fact which distinguishes locales from spaces: the ...
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Spatiality of products of locally compact locales

In Johnstone´s Sketches of an Elephant Volume 2, page 716, lemma 4.1.8 states that for spatial locales $X$ and $Y$ with $X$ locally compact then the locale product $X\times Y$ is spatial. Is this ...
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Another notion of exactness: how to refine it, and where does it fit?

There are many notions of "exactness" in category theory, algebraic geometry, etc. Here I offer another that generalizes the category of frames, the notion of valuation (from probability theory), and ...
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Locales as spaces of ideal/imaginary points

I posted this question on MSE a few days ago, but got no response (despite a bounty). I hope it will get more answers here, but I'm afraid it might not be appropriate as I'm not sure it's actually ...
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Compact subspace of sober space

We know from lemma 1.2.5 in part C of Sketches of an Elephant (by Johnstone) that both open and closed subspaces of a sober space are again sober. This raises the following question. Question: Is a ...
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Is it possible to completely embed complete Heyting Algebras into upsets of a poset?

Let $H$ be a Heyting algebra. It is a well-known result that there is a partially ordered set (Kripke frame) X such that there is an embedding of Heyting algebras $f: H \to \mathsf{Up}(X)$, where $\...
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Constructive proofs of existence in analysis using locales

There are several basic theorems in analysis asserting the existence of a point in some space such as the following results: The intermediate value theorem: for every continuous function $f : [0,1] \...
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Which topological manifolds do not correspond to strongly Hausdorff locales?

I'm toying with the idea of using locales as a way to define topological manifolds without beginning with points, largely for philosophical reasons. In this context I think I want to redefine a ...
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Constructive algebraic geometry

I was just watching Andrej Bauer's lecture Five Stages of Accepting Constructive Mathematics, and he mentioned that in the constructive setting we cannot guarantee that every ideal is contained in a ...
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Locales in constructive mathematics

It is well known that locales are much more well behaved in a constructive setting than topological spaces. Nevertheless, many authors develop the theory of locales in classical mathematics. Are there ...
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What does the localic reflection of a classifying topos classify?

Let $\mathbb{T}$ be a geometric theory. Let $\mathrm{Set}[\mathbb{T}]$ be its classifying topos, such that geometric morphisms from any (cocomplete) topos $\mathcal{E}$ into $\mathrm{Set}[\mathbb{T}]$ ...
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Uniqueness of localic analogue of Radon-Nikodym derivatives

In classical probability theory, Radon-Nikodym derivatives are unique up to measure-0 sets of the background measure. I am wondering whether the following statement, intended to state an analogue of ...
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Topological regularity for toposes

A topological space $X$ is regular if a point not belonging to a closed set can be separated from it by disjoint opens. Equivalently, this means if $x\in U$ for an open set $U$, then there are opens $...
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Inductive generation of non-spatial locales

Is there an example of a locale/formal space which is not spatial (i.e., one can prove it is not spatial, rather than something like $\mathbb{R}$, where spatiality is independent in a constructive ...
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Products of double-negation sublocales (and probability distributions on them)

In locale theory, one can produce from any locale $A$ its double negation sublocale $A_{\neg\neg}$ via the nucleus which maps an open $U$ of $A$ to $\neg \neg U$, which is the interior of the closure ...
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Locales as geometric objects

There is the following analogy: $$\begin{array}{cc} \text{frames} & - & \text{commutative rings} \\ | && | \\\text{locales} & - & \text{affines schemes}\end{array}$$ Here, ...
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The theory of frames and locales as elementary topology [closed]

In What is elementary geometry? (pdf) Alfred Tarski defined elementary geometry to be that part of Euclidean geometry which can be formulated and established without the help of any set-...
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Relative local compactness for locales?

I am looking for informations on the relative version of local compactness for locales: If $f:X \rightarrow Y$ is a morphism of locales I want to say that $f$ is relatively locally compact if ...
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Topos Theory, internal Heyting Algebra

Given a topos $\mathcal{E}$ with subobject classifier $\Omega$. If we denote by $N\Omega$ the former of all local operators on $\Omega$, that is, Lawvere–Tierney topologies of $\mathcal{E}$, it is ...
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Not sure how to fix an error in the Handbook of Categorical Algebra (vol 3)

In the proof of Theorem 1.5.7 (in which it is shown the the nuclei on a locale, when ordered by pointwise partial order, themselves form a locale) in the computation at the bottom of p.35, there is ...
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Locales satisfying DC?

Is there a nice (topological) characterization of the locales such that the axiom of dependant choices holds in the internal logic of the topos of sheaves ? I would also be interested in the case of ...
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Detecting positive endomaps of the formal reals

A locale is a sort of "formal topological space", which "may not have enough points to separate its open sets". For instance, there is a "locale of all real numbers that are both rational and ...
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Exponential locales and a pointless version of the compact-open topology?

TL;DR: compact-open topology for Homs of locales? Let $\mathcal{L}$ be a full subcategory of the category $\mathcal{Loc}$ of locales. For two locales, $A$ and $B$, is there a nice way to make an ...
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Lebesgue covering dimension for locales

A space $(X,\tau)$ is said to have Lebesgue covering dimension $\leq n$ (for some $n\in\mathbb{N}$) if every open covering $\cal U$ has a refinement $\cal V$ such that for every $x\in X$ the set ${\...
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Is every frame monomorphism regular?

Is every monomorphism in $\mathbf{Frm}$, the category of frames, regular?
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Is an open map with open relative diagonal necessarily a local homeomorphism?

Let $f : X \to Y$ be an open (and continuous) map of locales. Suppose the relative diagonal $\Delta_f : X \to X \times_Y X$ is an open embedding of locales. Does it follow that $f : X \to Y$ is a ...
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Is there a straightforward way to define a differentiable structure on a localic manifold?

I'd ideally like a categorical definition of differentiability that can then be trivially translated into locales. Barring this, I'm still interested in whether the notion make sense for locales.
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About a construction of Borel $\sigma$-algebra associated to a lattice

Let $(\mathcal{A}, \cup, \cap)$ a lattice (with minimum and maximum elements $\bot$ and $\top$). Let $X\subset \mathcal{A}$ a generator set (a set of minimal cardinality that generate $\mathcal{A}$ i....
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The real numbers object in Sh(Top)

If $X$ is a sober topological space, the real numbers object in the topos $\mathrm{Sh}(X)$ is the sheaf of continuous real-valued functions on $X$. This is proven very explicitly in Theorem VI.8.2 of ...
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Are regular epi of locale stably epic?

It is well know that the category of locales is not a regular category, that is the pullback of a regular epimorphism is not always a regular epimorphism: for example, the classical counterexample ...
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Disjoint arrows in the category of locales

Call two arrows $f$ and $g$ disjoint if the pullback of $f$ by $g$ is the initial object. Here's my question: Does there exist a sublocale $j: J\to L$ which is not disjoint with any other (non-...
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Coequalizers in the category of algebras of the double power locale monad

$\mathbf{Loc}$ is the category of locales, and $\mathbb{P}$ is the double power locale monad on it. Consider the category $\mathbf{Loc}^{\mathbb{P}}$, of algebras of this monad. Does anyone know ...
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German translation of “locale” (from pointless topology)

Is there an established German translation of "locale"? The term appears mostly untranslated as "Locale"; a single time I've seen "Lokal". Where I'm located, we say "Örtlichkeit" or "Ort". Quoting ...
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pullback of a morphism of locale which is an isomorphism?

Let $A,B$ be two locales over a locale $X$, and $f:A\rightarrow B$ a morphism of locale over $X$. Let also $g:X'\rightarrow X$ be a surjection of locale such that the pullback of $f$ along $g$ is an ...
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What's the link between topological spaces as locales and topological spaces as infinity-groupoids?

I've seen texts that talk about topological spaces being essentially locales, like Topology via Logic by Vickers, and texts related to homotopy theory that talk about topological spaces being ...
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reference request : constructive measure theory

As the title said, I would like to know if constructive measure theory has been developed somewhere ? I am more precisely interested in the (constructive) theory of completely continuous valuation on ...
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Embedding a brouwerian lattice into a boolean lattice

I have already asked a similar question at https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/470704/can-a-brouwerian-lattice-be-extended-into-a-boolean-algebra but have received no answer. Sorry, I ask a ...
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Is there a translation invariant measure on an infinite dimensional space 'without points'?

This is just a reference request. I thought I'd come across a paper demonstrating that there is a translation invariant measure on an infinite-dimensional space without 'points' whilst browsing the ...
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Strongly Hausdorff(Isbell Hausdorff)

Can I get a finite Isbell Hausdorff frame which has no Isbell Hausdorff subframe? If not possible is there one such in infinite case? See the book [1] for definitions. Picado, Jorge, and Ales Pultr. ...
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On the openness of the map $X^I \to X \times X.$

Let $X$ be a locale or a topological space. $I$ denote the unit interval of the real numbers, and $X^I$ the space of functions from $I$ to $X$ (The locale exponential if $X$ is a locale or the set of ...
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Are $\infty$-topoi determined by their localic points ?

Hello ! If $T$ is an infinity topos, then you can consider the infinity category of geometric morphism from $Sh_{\infty}(\mathcal{L})$ to $T$ for any locale $\mathcal{L}$. This associate to $T$ an ...
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Defining measures over frames in place of $\sigma$-algebras

Normally, measures and probability spaces are defined over $\sigma$-algebras. I was wondering what would happen if one tries to define it over frames in place of $\sigma$-algebras? Specifically, ...