A new approach to nearly compact spaces
Using the covers formed by pre-open sets, we introduce and study the notion of po-compactness in topological spaces. The notion of po-compactness is weaker than that of compactness but stronger than semi-compactness. It is observed that po-compact spaces are the same as nearly compact spaces. However, we find new characterizations to near compactness, when we study it in the sense of po-compactness.