nLab Booij premetric space


This entry is about the family of binary relations indexed by the positive rational numbers defined by Auke Booij in Analysis in univalent type theory. For the family of binary relations indexed by the non-negative rational numbers defined by Fred Richman in Real numbers and other completions, see Richman premetric space.



A more general concept of metric space by Auke Booij. While Auke Booij simply called these structures “premetric spaces”, there are multiple notions of premetric spaces in the mathematical literature, so we shall refer to these as Booij premetric spaces.


A Booij premetric space is a set SS with a ternary relation () ()():S× +×SΩ(-)\sim_{(-)}(-)\colon S \times \mathbb{Q}_+ \times S \to \Omega, where +\mathbb{Q}_+ represent the positive rational numbers in \mathbb{Q} and Ω\Omega is the set of truth values.

Booij premetric spaces are used as in the construction of the Cauchy real numbers and the HoTT book real numbers.

See also


  • Auke B. Booij, Analysis in univalent type theory (pdf)

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