Term of Award

Spring 2012

Degree Name

Master of Science in Mathematics (M.S.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Committee Chair

Fŕed́eric Mynard

Committee Member 1

Greg Michalski

Committee Member 2

Goran Lesaja


The Arzelà-Ascoli Theorem gives conditions for a set to be compact in a function space, and is a useful theorem for existence proofs in many different mathematical contexts. The most natural structure for Arzelà-Ascoli type theorems is the continuous convergence - which is not necessarily topological even if the underlying base spaces are. Compact filters, on the other hand, are the logical extension of compact sets to filters with similar compactness-type properties. Compact filters have proved to be a useful tool in optimization and analysis. This thesis will show conditions for a filter to be compact on a function space, thus establishing an Arzelà-Ascoli type of result for filters.

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