Quasi-uniform and syntopogenous structures on categories
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In a category C with a proper (E; M)-factorization system for morphisms, we further investigate categorical topogenous structures and demonstrate their prominent role played in providing a uni ed approach to the theory of closure, interior and neighbourhood operators. We then introduce and study an abstract notion of C asz ar's syntopogenous structure which provides a convenient setting to investigate a quasi-uniformity on a category. We demonstrate that a quasi-uniformity is a family of categorical closure operators. In particular, it is shown that every idempotent closure operator is a base for a quasi-uniformity. This leads us to prove that for any idempotent closure operator c (interior i) on C there is at least a transitive quasi-uniformity U on C compatible with c (i). Various notions of completeness of objects and precompactness with respect to the quasi-uniformity de ned in a natural way are studied. The great relationship between quasi-uniformities and closure operators in a category inspires the investigation of categorical quasi-uniform structures induced by functors. We introduce the continuity of a C-morphism with respect to two syntopogenous structures (in particular with respect to two quasi-uniformities) and utilize it to investigate the quasiuniformities induced by pointed and copointed endofunctors. Amongst other things, it is shown that every quasi-uniformity on a re ective subcategory of C can be lifted to a coarsest quasi-uniformity on C for which every re ection morphism is continuous. The notion of continuity of functors between categories endowed with xed quasi-uniform structures is also introduced and used to describe the quasi-uniform structures induced by an M- bration and a functor having a right adjoint.