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## Pairings of Binary reflexive relational structures

Magister Scientiae - MSc / The main purpose of this thesis is to study the interplay between relational structures and topology , and to portray pairings in terms of some finite poset models and order preserving maps. We show the interrelations between the categories of topological spaces, closure spaces and relational structures. We study the 4-point non-Hausdorff model S4 weakly homotopy equivalent to the circle S1. We study pairings of some objects in the category of relational structures similar to the multiplication S4 x S4- S4 S4 fails to be order preserving for posets. Nevertheless, applying a single barycentric subdivision on S4 to get S8, an 8-point model of the circle enables us to define an order preserving poset map S8 x S8- S4. Restricted to the axes, this map yields weak homotopy equivalences S8 x S8, we obtain a version of the Hopf map S8 x S8s - SS4. This model of the Hopf map is in fact a map of non-Hausdorff double map cylinders. / South Africa

Identifer | oai:union.ndltd.org:netd.ac.za/oai:union.ndltd.org:uwc/oai:etd.uwc.ac.za:11394/2371 |

Date | January 2008 |

Creators | Chishwashwa, Nyumbu |

Contributors | Witbooi, Peter J., Mwambene, E.C., Dept. of Mathematics, Faculty of Science |

Publisher | University of the Western Cape |

Source Sets | South African National ETD Portal |

Language | English |

Detected Language | English |

Type | Thesis |

Rights | University of the Western Cape |

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