A note on monotonically metacompact spaces

Harold R. Bennett, Klaas Pieter Hart, David J. Lutzer

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We show that any metacompact Moore space is monotonically metacompact and use that result to characterize monotone metacompactness in certain generalized ordered (GO) spaces. We show, for example, that a generalized ordered space with a σ-closed-discrete dense subset is metrizable if and only if it is monotonically (countably) metacompact, that a monotonically (countably) metacompact GO-space is hereditarily paracompact, and that a locally countably compact GO-space is metrizable if and only if it is monotonically (countably) metacompact. We give an example of a non-metrizable LOTS that is monotonically metacompact, thereby answering a question posed by S.G. Popvassilev. We also give consistent examples showing that if there is a Souslin line, then there is one Souslin line that is monotonically countable metacompact, and another Souslin line that is not monotonically countably metacompact.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)456-465
Number of pages10
JournalTopology and its Applications
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2010


  • Countably metacompact
  • GO-space
  • Generalized ordered space
  • LOTS
  • Metacompact
  • Metacompact Moore space
  • Metrizable
  • Monotonically countably metacompact
  • Monotonically metacompact
  • σ-Closed-discrete dense set


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