The elements of the n-dimensional grid cell topology (n ≥ 1) are all n-dimensional grid cubes and their k-dimensional faces ( for 0 ≤ k ≤ n−1); between these a partial order A ≤ B is defined if A is a subset of B (and thus also dim(A) ≤ dim(B)). The grid cell topology is the Alexandrov topology (open sets are up-sets) with respect to this partial order. (See also poset topology.)
A recursive method to obtain n-dimensional grid cells and an intuitive definition for grid cell manifolds can be found in Chen, 2004. It is related to digital manifolds.
- Digital Geometry: Geometric Methods for Digital Image Analysis, by Reinhard Klette and Azriel Rosenfeld, Morgan Kaufmann Pub, May 2004, (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Graphics) ISBN 1-55860-861-3
- Topologie I, by Paul Alexandroff and Heinz Hopf, Springer, Berlin, 1935, xiii + 636 pp.
- Chen, L. (2004). Discrete Surfaces and Manifolds: A Theory of Digital-Discrete Geometry and Topology. SP Computing. ISBN 0-9755122-1-8.
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