# Hereditarily Hurewicz spaces and Arhangel'skii sheaf amalgamations

### Boaz Tsaban

Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel### Lyubomyr Zdomskyy

Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

## Abstract

A classical theorem of Hurewicz characterizes spaces with the Hurewicz covering property as those having bounded continuous images in the Baire space. We give a similar characterization for spaces *X* which have the Hurewicz property hereditarily.

We proceed to consider the class of Arhangel'skii $\alpha_1$ spaces, for which every sheaf at a point can be amalgamated in a natural way. Let *C__p*(*X*) denote the space of continuous real-valued functions on *X* with the topology of pointwise convergence. Our main result is that *C__p*(*X*) is an _σ_1 space if, and only if, each Borel image of *X* in the Baire space is bounded. Using this characterization, we solve a variety of problems posed in the literature concerning spaces of continuous functions.

## Cite this article

Boaz Tsaban, Lyubomyr Zdomskyy, Hereditarily Hurewicz spaces and Arhangel'skii sheaf amalgamations. J. Eur. Math. Soc. 14 (2012), no. 2, pp. 353–372

DOI 10.4171/JEMS/305