# Open mapping theorem and second category

This seems like a fundamental result but I can not solve it of find an solution: Let $M:X\rightarrow U$ be a bounded linear map between Banach spaces. Show that if the range of M is a set of second category of U; then the range is all of U.

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This is very confusing to me. Your statement is not true and the title does not seem to involve the question at all. For a counterexample consider something like the diagonal operator $e_n \mapsto e_n/n$ on $\ell^1(\mathbb N)$. – JSchlather Nov 29 '12 at 17:23
@JacobSchlather, why don't you post this comment as answer? – Norbert Nov 29 '12 at 17:43
Sorry I wrote it wrong, it is corrected now. – Johan Nov 29 '12 at 17:44
@Norbert, I usually post as a comment when I think someone meant to ask something different and I'm unsure if I'll be able to answer their actual question. – JSchlather Nov 29 '12 at 17:56
Should the title say "second category" instead of "second countable"? – Nate Eldredge Nov 29 '12 at 18:39

Assume that the range is of second category but the range of $M$ is not $U$. As $M(X)$ is not closed (otherwise $M(X)$ would be of first category, as it's a strict subspace), we can apply this result to $Y=\overline{M(X)}$.