Coalgebras of topological types
In This work, we focus on developing the basic theory of coalgebras over the category Top (the category of topological spaces with continuous maps). We argue that, besides Set, the category Top is an interesting base category for coalgebras. We study some endofunctors on Top, in particular, Vietoris...
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|Summary:||In This work, we focus on developing the basic theory of coalgebras over the category Top (the category of topological spaces with continuous maps). We argue that, besides Set, the category Top is an interesting base category for coalgebras. We study some endofunctors on Top, in particular, Vietoris functor and P-Vietoris Functor (where P is a set of propositional letters) that due to
Hofmann et. al.  can be considered as the topological versions of the powerset functor and P-Kripke functor, respectively. We define the notion of compact Kripke structures and we prove that Kripke homomorphisms preserve compactness. Our definition of "compact Kripke structure" coincides with the notion of "modally saturated structures" introduced in Fine . We prove that the class of compact Kripke structures has Hennessy-Milner property. As a consequence we show that in this class of Kripke structures, bihavioral equivalence, modal equivalence and Kripke bisimilarity all coincide.Furthermore, we generalize the notion of descriptive structures defined in Venema et. al.  by introducing a notion Vietoris models. We identify Vietoris models as coalgebras for the P-Vietoris functor on the category Top. One can see that each compact Kripke model can be modified to a Vietoris model. This yields an adjunction between the category of Vietoris structures (VS) and the category of compact Kripke structurs (CKS). Moreover, we will prove that the category of Vietoris models has a terminal object. We study the concept of a Vietoris bisimulation between Vietoris models, and we will prove that the closure of a Kripke bisimulation between underlying Kripke models of two Vietoris models is a Vietoris bisimulation. In the end, it will be shown that in the class of Vietoris models, Vietoris bisimilarity, bihavioral equivalence, modal equivalence, all coincide.|
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