Lindelof spaces are studied in any basic Topology course. However, there are other interesting covering properties with similar behaviour, such as almost Lindelof, weakly Lindelof, and quasi-Lindelof, that have been considered in various research papers. Here we present a comparison between the standard results on Lindelof spaces and analogous results for weakly and almost Lindelof spaces. Some theorems, similar to the published ones, will be proved. We also consider counterexamples, most of which have not been included in the standard Topological textbooks, that show the interrelations between those properties and various basic topological notions, such as separability, separation axioms, first countability, and others. Some new features of those examples will be noted in view of the present comparison. We also pose several open questions.
Sheldon Davis, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Tyler
"A Comparison of Lindelof-type Covering Properties of Topological Spaces,"
Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journal: Vol. 12
, Article 10.
Available at: http://scholar.rose-hulman.edu/rhumj/vol12/iss2/10