Dirk Hofmann; Maria Manuel Clementino;
Exponentiation in V-categories
For a Heyting algebra V which, as a category, is monoidal closed, we obtain characterizations of exponentiable objects and morphisms in the category of V-categories and apply them to some well-known examples. In the case V=[0,infty] these characterizations of exponentiable morphisms and objects in the categories (P)Met of (pre)metric spaces and non-expansive maps show in particular that exponentiable metric spaces are exactly the almost convex metric spaces, while exponentiable complete metric spaces are the complete totally convex ones.
Topology and its Applications