Kuratowski's Closure-Complement Cornucopia

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2016 Schwiebert ARyan C. Schwiebert, The Radical-Annihilator Monoid of a Ring, Comm. Algebra, 2016.
2015 BCMPRS AT. Banakh, O. Chervak, T. Martynyuk, M. Pylypovych, A. Ravsky, M. Simkiv, Kuratowski Monoids of n‑Topological Spaces, arXiv:1508.07703v4 [math.GN], arXiv.org, 2015, 20 pp.
2015 Matta MNoopur Matta, A Study on Kuratowski's Closure Complement Theorem, 2015.
2014 SG ARatna Dev Sarma, Ankit Gupta, On the k‑Numbers of Some Generalized Kuratowski Operators in Topology, APMSCSET‑2014, pp. 50‑54.
2013 PW ASzymon Plewik, Marta Walczyńska, The Monoid Consisting of Kuratowski Operations, J. Math., v. 2013, 2013, pp. 1‑9.
2013 Ziemann SBen Ziemann, Kuratowski Numbers of Finite Topological Spaces, 2013, 24 slides.
2012 Aguado PAlex Aguado, On the Cardinality of the Kuratowski Family, Problem 1888, Math. Mag., v. 85 no. 1, 2012, p. 62.
2012 AMSS‑a AOsama Al-Hassani, Quratul‑ain Mahesar, Claudio Sacerdoti Coen, Volker Sorge, A Term Rewriting System for Kuratowski's Closure-Complement Problem, Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Rewriting Techniques and Applications, RTA 2012, Nagoya, Japan, Monday, May 28, 2012 to Saturday, June 2, 2012, Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), v. 15, edited by Ashish Tiwari, pp. 38‑52.
2012 AMSS‑b AOsama Al-Hassani, Quratul‑ain Mahesar, Claudio Sacerdoti Coen, Volker Sorge, Solving Kuratowski Problems by Term Rewriting, Proceedings of the 19th Automated Reasoning Workshop, 2‑4 April 2012, Manchester UK, edited by Fabio Papacchini, Renate A. Schmidt, pp. 51‑52.
2012 Awang SJenni Awang, Stars, Bars, and Languages: Kuratowski's Closure‑Complement Theorem for Formal Languages, 2012, 30 slides.
2012 Bowron PMark Bowron, How Small Can a Kuratowski 14‑Set Be?, Problem 1898, Math. Mag., v. 85 no. 3, 2012, p. 228.
2012 Cato ASusumu Cato, Complements and Consistent Closures, Discrete Math., v. 312, 2012, pp. 1218‑1221.
2012 Chagrov AA. V. Chagrov, Kuratowski Numbers, English translation by Mark Bowron, Math Transit.com, 2012, 6 pp.
2012 CDHS AÉmilie Charlier, Mike Domaratzki, Tero Harju, Jeffrey Shallit, Composition and Orbits of Language Operations: Finiteness and Upper Bounds, Intl. J. Comp. Math., 2012, pp. 1‑26.
2012 Harju STero Harju, Kuratowski Closure Results On Languages, 2012, 51 slides.
2012 Kuratowski AKazimierz Kuratowski, Sur l'Opération Ā de l'Analysis Situs (On the Topological Closure Operation), English translation by Mark Bowron, Math Transit.com, 2012, 11 pp.
2012 Pfeiffer TMarkus Pfeiffer, A Surprising Theorem, 2012.
2012 PW SSzymon Plewik, Marta Walczyńska, Kuratowski Operations Revisited, 2012 Winter School in Abstract Analysis: Set Theory and Topology, Hejnice, Czech Republic, 23 slides.
2012 PW ASzymon Plewik, Marta Walczyńska, Kuratowski Operations Revisited, arXiv:1205.3391 [math.GN], arXiv.org, 2012, 18 pp.
2012 SC TClaudio Sacerdoti Coen, Kuratowski's Closure-Complement Problem in Formal Topology, 2012.
2012 Soltan‑a AV. P. Soltan, The Kuratowski Number of a Closure Space, English translation by Mark Bowron, Math Transit.com, 2012, 1 p.
2012 Soltan‑b AV. P. Soltan, On Kuratowski's Problem, English translation by Mark Bowron, Math Transit.com, 2012, 11 pp.
2012 Soltan‑c AV. P. Soltan, Problems of Kuratowski Type, English translation by Mark Bowron, Math Transit.com, 2012, 18 pp.
2012 Walczyńska TMarta Walczyńska, The Monoids of Kuratowski Operations, International Conference Dedicated to the 120th Anniversary of Stefan Banach, September 17‑21, 2012, Lviv, Ukraine.
2012 Zarycki AMiron Zarycki, Quelques Notions Fondamentales de l'Analysis Situs au Point du Vue de l'Algèbre de la Logique (Some Basic Topological Concepts in Terms of the Algebra of Logic), English translation by Mark Bowron, Math Transit.com, 2012, 8 pp.
2011 BGS AJanusz Brzozowski, Elyot Grant, Jeffrey Shallit, Closures in Formal Languages and Kuratowski's Theorem, Intl. J. Found. Comp. Sci., v. 22, 2011, pp. 301‑321.
2011 CDHS AÉmilie Charlier, Mike Domaratzki, Tero Harju, Jeffrey Shallit, Finite Orbits of Language Operations, Language and Automata Theory and Applications, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference, LATA 2011, Tarragona, Spain, May 26‑31, 2011, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, v. 6638, edited by A. H. Dediu, S. Inenaga, C. Martín-Vide, pp. 204‑215.
2011 HK AŠtěpán Holub, Juha Kortelainen, On Partitions Separating Words, Intl. J. Algebra Comp., v. 21 no. 8, 2011, pp. 1305‑1316.
2011 Kudlek AManfred Kudlek, A Relation Between Modal Logic and Language Closure Operators, Fund. Inform., v. 109, 2011, pp. 297‑304.
2011 Moot SRichard Moot, Some Remarks on Logic and Topology, Linguistic Signs, Grammar and Meaning: Computational Logic of Language, 2011, 93 slides.
2011 SW AJeffrey Shallit, Ross Willard, Kuratowski's Theorem for Two Closure Operators, arXiv:1109.1227 [math.GN], arXiv.org, 2011, 6 pp.
2010 BJZ AJanusz Brzozowski, Galina Jirásková, Chenglong Zou, Quotient Complexity of Closed Languages, Computer Science — Theory and Applications, Proceedings of the 5th International Computer Science Symposium in Russia, CSR 2010, Kazan, Russia, June 16‑20, 2010, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, v. 6072, edited by Farid Ablayev, Ernst W. Mayr, pp. 84‑95.
2010 Schmidt MAndrin Schmidt, A Theory of Subsets of Topological Spaces, 2010, 21 pp.
2010 Sherman ADavid Sherman, Variations on Kuratowski's 14‑Set Theorem, Amer. Math. Monthly, v. 117 no. 2, 2010, pp. 113‑123.
2009 BGS‑c AJanusz Brzozowski, Elyot Grant, Jeffrey Shallit, Closures in Formal Languages: Concatenation, Separation, and Algorithms, arXiv:0901.3763 [cs.CC], arXiv.org, Comp. Research Rep. — CORR, v. abs/0901.3, 2009, 12 pp.
2009 BGS‑b AJanusz Brzozowski, Elyot Grant, Jeffrey Shallit, Closures in Formal Languages and Kuratowski's Theorem, Developments in Language Theory, 13th International Conference, DLT 2009, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, v. 5583, pp. 125‑144.
2009 BGS‑a AJanusz Brzozowski, Elyot Grant, Jeffrey Shallit, Closures in Formal Languages and Kuratowski's Theorem, arXiv:0901.3761 [cs.CC], arXiv.org, 2009, 12 pp.
2009 GH BSteven Givant, Paul Halmos, Introduction to Boolean Algebras, 2009, p. 65.
2009 Strabel MGreg Strabel, The Kuratowski Closure-Complement Theorem, Math 4530 — Introduction to Topology, Lecturer: Tim Riley, TA: Andrew Marshall, Math Transit.com, 2009, 11 pp.
2008 BBT BAndrew M. Bruckner, Judith B. Bruckner, Brian S. Thomson, Elementary Real Analysis (second edition), 2008, p. 637.
2008 GJ AB. J. Gardner, Marcel Jackson, The Kuratowski Closure-Complement Theorem, New Zealand J. Math., v. 38, 2008, pp. 9‑44.
2008 IKNV BO. A. Ivanov, V. M. Kharlamov, N. Yu. Netsvetaev, O. Ya. Viro, Elementary Topology: Problem Textbook, 2008, pp. 31‑32.
2008 Sherman TDavid Sherman, Variations on Kuratowski's 14‑Set Theorem, UVA Topology Seminar, 2008.
2007 Beckman MRyan T. Beckman, Basic Topology and the Kuratowski 14‑set Problem, 2007, 70 pp.
2006 Grabowski AAdam Grabowski, Solving Two Problems in General Topology Via Types, Types for Proofs and Programs International Workshop, TYPES 2004, Jouy‑en‑Josas, France, December 15‑18, 2004, Revised Selected Papers, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, v. 3839, edited by Jean-Christophe Filliâtre, Christine Paulin-Mohring, Benjamin Werner, 2006, pp. 138‑153.
2006 GJ AAdam Grabowski, Magdalena Jastrzebska, Enhancing MML via Isomichi's Classification of Domains, Mech. Math. Appl., v. 5, 2006, pp. 11‑18.
2006 Nguyen MVan‑Trinh Nguyen, Concerning a Problem of K. Kuratowski, 2006, 30 pp.
2005 Frasson DMiguel V. S. Frasson, Stellingen (Propositions) in: Large Time Behaviour of Neutral Delay Systems, 2005, 2 pp.
2005 Grabowski AAdam Grabowski, On the Computer-Checked Solution of the Kuratowski Closure-Complement Problem, Mech. Math. Appl., v. 4, 2005, pp. 25‑34.
2005 Lindsey TKathryn A. Lindsey, The Kuratowski Closure-Complement Problem, 2005.
2005 Muhm DPhilip Muhm, Kuratowski's 14‑Set Theorem — A Modal Logic View, 2005, 58 pp.
2004 Aguado TAlex Aguado, Kuratowski's Closure-Complement Problem, 2004.
2004 BB PMark Bowron, Closure, Complement, and Union, Problem 11059, Amer. Math. Monthly, v. 111 no. 1, 2004, pp. 64‑65, Solution: Bruce Burdick, v. 113 no. 1, 2006, p. 83.
2004 Farmer AFrank D. Farmer, Containment for c, s, t Operators on a Binary Relation, Algebra Universalis, v. 51, 2004, pp. 153‑175.
2004 Jackson‑a AMarcel Jackson, Semilattices with Closure, Algebra Universalis, v. 52 no. 1, 2004, pp. 1‑37.
2004 Jackson‑b TMarcel Jackson, The Kuratowski Closure-Complement Problem, Analysis & Geometry Seminar, 2004.
2004 JS AMarcel Jackson, Tim Stokes, Semilattice Pseudo-complements on Semigroups, Comm. Algebra, v. 32, 2004, pp. 2895‑2918.
2004 Sherman TDavid Sherman, Variations on Kuratowski's 14‑Set Theorem, Geometric Potpourri Seminar, 2004.
2003 BG ALilla Krystyna Baginska, Adam Grabowski, On the Kuratowski Closure-Complement Problem, J. Formal. Math., v. 15, 2003, pp. 1‑6.
2003 Brandsma AH. S. Brandsma, The Fourteen Subsets Problem: Interiors, Closures and Complements, Topology Explained, Topology Atlas, 2003, 4 pp.
2003 Jackson TMarcel Jackson, The Kuratowski Closure-Complement Problem, 2003.
2003 Weisstein BEric W. Weisstein, CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics, 2nd Edition, 2003, 3242 pp.
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1995 MT AM. S. Moslehian, N. Tavallaii, A Generalization of the Kuratowski Closure-Complement Problem, Punjab Univ. J. Math., v. 28, 1995, pp. 1‑9.
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1982 Chagrov AA. V. Chagrov, Kuratowski Numbers, Appl. Funct. Anal. Approx. Th., 1982, pp. 186‑190, in Russian.
1982 Soltan AV. P. Soltan, Problems of Kuratowski Type, Mat. Issled., v. 65, 1982, pp. 121‑131, in Russian.
1981 Soltan AV. P. Soltan, On Kuratowski's Problem, Bull. Acad. Pol. Sci., Sér. Sci. Math., v. 28, 1981, pp. 369‑375, in Russian.
1980 FP AM. J. Fischer, M. S. Paterson, The Fast Skew-Closure Algorithm, L'Enseign. Math., v. 26, 1980, pp. 345‑360.
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1979 Soltan AV. P. Soltan, The Kuratowski Number of a Closure Space, IV Tiraspol Symposium on General Topology and its Applications, 1979, pp. 137‑139, in Russian.
1978 Fishburn APeter C. Fishburn, Operations on Binary Relations, Discrete Math., v. 21, 1978, pp. 7‑22.
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1976 KM BKazimierz Kuratowski, Andrzej Mostowski, Set Theory: With an Introduction to Descriptive Set Theory, 2nd Edition, Completely Revised, Studies in Logic and the Foundations of Mathematics, v. 86, 1976, pp. 27‑30.
1975 BJ AJoel Berman, Steven L. Jordan, The Kuratowski Closure-Complement Problem, Amer. Math. Monthly, v. 82 no. 8, 1975, pp. 841‑842.
1975 Langford TEric Langford, Problems of Kuratowski Type Involving Unions and Intersections, Notices Amer. Math. Soc., v. 22, 1975, p. A-485.
1975 SY AKar‑Ping Shum, K. W. Yip, On the Structure of Kuratowski Sets, J. Chin. Univ. Hong Kong, v. 3, 1975, pp. 429‑439.
1974 GE AYu. R. Gaida, A. É. Eremenko, On the Frontier Operator in Boolean Algebras with a Closure, Ukr. Math. J. (English), v. 26 no. 6, 1974, pp. 662‑664.
1974 Gol'dberg AA. A. Gol'dberg, On Boolean Algebras with a Derivation, Ukr. Math. J. (English), v. 26, 1974, pp. 365‑369.
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1971 Isomichi AYoshinori Isomichi, New Concepts in the Theory of Topological Space — Supercondensed Set, Subcondensed Set, and Condensed Set, Pacific J. Math., v. 38 no. 3, 1971, pp. 657‑668.
1971 Langford AEric Langford, Characterization of Kuratowski 14‑Sets, Amer. Math. Monthly, v. 78 no. 4, 1971, pp. 362‑367.
1970 Palmer MBobra Jane Pitman Palmer, The Kuratowski Closure Problem and Some Generalizations, 1970, 48 pp.
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1968 Staley ADavid H. Staley, On the Commutativity of the Boundary and Interior Operators in a Topological Space, Ohio J. Sci., v. 68 no. 2, 1968, p. 84.
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1965 Hintikka AJ. Hintikka, A Closure and Complement Result for Nested Topologies, Fund. Math., v. 57 no. 1, 1965, pp. 97‑106.
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Kuratowski's Closure-Complement Cornucopia

There is a large and scattered literature on Kuratowski's theorem, most of which focuses on topological spaces; an admirable survey is the paper of Gardner and Jackson [2008 GJ AB. J. Gardner, Marcel Jackson, The Kuratowski Closure-Complement Theorem, New Zealand J. Math., v. 38, 2008, pp. 9‑44.].
—Janusz Brzozowski, Elyot Grant, and Jeffrey Shallit [2009 BGS‑a AJanusz Brzozowski, Elyot Grant, Jeffrey Shallit, Closures in Formal Languages and Kuratowski's Theorem, arXiv:0901.3761 [cs.CC], arXiv.org, 2009, 12 pp.]

After completing his Ph.D. at the University of Warsaw in 1921 Kazimierz Kuratowski published the first part of his dissertation one year later in the Polish journal Fundamenta Mathematicae [1922 Kuratowski AKazimierz Kuratowski, Sur l'Opération Ā de l'Analysis Situs (On the Topological Closure Operation), Fund. Math., v. 3, 1922, pp. 182‑199, in French. (in French)], [2012 Kuratowski AKazimierz Kuratowski, Sur l'Opération Ā de l'Analysis Situs (On the Topological Closure Operation), English translation by Mark Bowron, Math Transit.com, 2012, 11 pp. (English)].

Kuratowski’s oft‑cited paper taught us something new about the number 14:

Whenever one subset in a topological space has closure and complement applied to it repeatedly (in any order), the number of distinct subsets generated is always less than or equal to 14.

To become famous, it helps to have a name.

Kuratowski's off-the-wall discovery got its lucky break when John L. Kelley took the highly unusual step of naming every problem in his classic textbook [1955 Kelley BJohn L. Kelley, General Topology, 1955, p. 57.]. Our present-day cornucopia would surely contain less fruit had this notable author not gone this extra mile. Kelley gave Kuratowski's result the fitting name Kuratowski Closure and Complementation Problem.

Kelley's choice (or minor variations of it) stuck for nearly half a century — there is no evidence of the numeral 14, or word fourteen, displacing the operations in any titles until the early twenty-first century [2003 Brandsma AH. S. Brandsma, The Fourteen Subsets Problem: Interiors, Closures and Complements, Topology Explained, Topology Atlas, 2003, 4 pp.], [2005 Muhm DPhilip Muhm, Kuratowski's 14‑Set Theorem — A Modal Logic View, 2005, 58 pp.], [2007 Beckman MRyan T. Beckman, Basic Topology and the Kuratowski 14‑set Problem, 2007, 70 pp.], [2010 Sherman ADavid Sherman, Variations on Kuratowski's 14‑Set Theorem, Amer. Math. Monthly, v. 117 no. 2, 2010, pp. 113‑123.]. In fact, these terms were never used in the name of the theorem until March 1998, when an editor's note following the published solution to Monthly Problem 10577 [1997 BRR PMark Bowron, Stanley Rabinowitz, Closure, Complement, and Arbitrary Union, Problem 10577, Amer. Math. Monthly, v. 104 no. 2, 1997, p. 169, Solution: John Rickard, v. 105 no. 3, 1998, pp. 282‑283.] included this sentence: “Previous Monthly problems related to the 14 sets problem include 5569 [1968 BL PStephen Baron, Kuratowski's 14‑Sets, Problem 5569, Amer. Math. Monthly, v. 75 no. 2, 1968, p. 199, Solution: Eric Langford, v. 78 no. 4, 1971, p. 411.], 5996 [1974 SY PArthur Smith, Kuratowski Sets, Problem 5996, Amer. Math. Monthly, v. 81 no. 9, 1974, p. 1034, Solution: Chie Y. Yu, v. 85 no. 4, 1978, pp. 283‑284.], and 6260 [1979 LM PEric Langford, Sets Formed by Iterated Closure, Interior, and Union, Problem 6260, Amer. Math. Monthly, v. 86 no. 3, 1979, p. 226, Solution: William Myers, v. 87 no. 8, 1980, pp. 680‑681.].” (italics mine)

What might have prompted this choice?

During the 1980s and early 1990s the Monthly's lag time from proposal to published solution gradually inflated to nearly four years. Intent on slashing this during his 1996‑2002 tenure as lead editor, Daniel Ullman — the “Paul Volcker of problem editors” — routinely packed as many solutions into each issue as he possibly could. Thus he would have strongly favored abbreviations — especially during the earlier part of his tenure when the note was written.

However his thinking went, it's doubtful Ullman intended to tinker with the established name. The role his note played is comparable to that of the proverbial butterfly flapping its wings, as his casual renaming of the theorem had no immediate effect on the literature.

However, five years later H. S. Brandsma posted a paper online with the title The Fourteen Subsets Problem [2003 Brandsma AH. S. Brandsma, The Fourteen Subsets Problem: Interiors, Closures and Complements, Topology Explained, Topology Atlas, 2003, 4 pp.]. A mere one year after Brandsma's paper appeared, though none of his thirteen references (Kelley would have made a nice fourteenth) supported it, in Trump-like fashion David Sherman claimed in the 2004 arXiv preprint of his Monthly article [2010 Sherman ADavid Sherman, Variations on Kuratowski's 14‑Set Theorem, Amer. Math. Monthly, v. 117 no. 2, 2010, pp. 113‑123.] that Kuratowski’s result is known as the “14‑set theorem.”

Six coauthors of a more recent paper [2015 BCMPRS AT. Banakh, O. Chervak, T. Martynyuk, M. Pylypovych, A. Ravsky, M. Simkiv, Kuratowski monoids of n‑topological spaces, arXiv:1508.07703v1 [math.GN], arXiv.org, 2015, 20 pp.] felt compelled to stake a verbose middle ground by calling the result “the famous 14‑set closure‑complement Theorem of Kuratowski.” One is led to wonder: did they take a vote that resulted in a deadlock?

In these pages Math Transit chronicles the abundance of literature related to — Kelley's — Kuratowski Closure‑Complement Theorem.

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