A generalization of local connectedness in Topology

  • H. J. K. Ohlhoff
  • A. Verwey


Our aim in this paper is to obtain an acceptable generalization of the concept of locally connected spaces in Topology. This is done by utilizing the concept of E-connected spaces which was introduced by Preuss. Locally E-connected spaces are defined and results on locally connected spaces are generalized. In particular, it is shown that the class of all locally E-connected spaces determines a bicoreflective subcategory of Top. From the many examples that are available, we concentrate on those arising from the separation axioms.
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