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