Compact Spaces Generated by Retractions

  • Jerzy KąkolEmail author
  • Wiesław Kubiś
  • Manuel López-Pellicer
Part of the Developments in Mathematics book series (DEVM, volume 24)


This chapter presents several classes of nonmetrizable compact spaces that correspond to well-known classes of Banach spaces with many projections. In particular, we discuss the class of Valdivia compact spaces and its subclasses: Corson and Eberlein compact spaces. We discuss a general class of compact spaces obtained by limits of continuous retractive sequences. We also introduce the notion of a retractional skeleton, dual to projectional skeletons in Banach spaces. The last section contains an overview of Eberlein compact spaces with some classical results and examples relevant to the subjects of previous chapters.


Compact Space Inverse System Inverse Sequence Countable Tightness Dual Unit Ball 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerzy Kąkol
    • 1
    Email author
  • Wiesław Kubiś
    • 2
    • 3
  • Manuel López-Pellicer
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Faculty of Mathematics and InformaticsA. Mickiewicz UniversityPoznanPoland
  2. 2.Institute of MathematicsJan Kochanowski UniversityKielcePoland
  3. 3.Institute of MathematicsAcademy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicPraha 1Czech Republic
  4. 4.IUMPAUniversitat Poltècnica de ValènciaValenciaSpain
  5. 5.Royal Academy of SciencesMadridSpain

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