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Analogy for Baire categories?

I'm looking for an analogy to grasp the intuitive notion of size that Baire categories on $\mathbb{R}$ provides. For instance, the cardinality of a subset of $\mathbb{R}$ provides a notion of size in ...
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Equivalence of Baire Space definitions

I am hoping someone could help me show that the following statements, which define a Baire Space, are equivalent. Defn1: Any topological space X such that the intersection of any countable ...
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Kuratowski-Ulam Theorem

I am looking for a proof of the Kuratowski-Ulam Theorem: Let $X,Y$ be Baire spaces, $Y$ be second countable and let $R \subseteq X \times Y$ have the Baire property. Then $\{ x \in X \ | \ R_x ...
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Why any uncountable $G_\delta$ set of $\mathbb{R}$, has a subset homeomorphic to $[0,1]$

as a continuation to my question here: Is cantor set homeomorphic to the unit interval? I can't see how can it is be true that any uncountable $G_\delta$ set of $\mathbb{R}$, has a subset ...
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Is this Baire theorem a special case of Baire category theorem?

I'm reading a chinese text book "Real Analysis" (by Zhou Minqiang), one of it's conclusion is "Baire theorem" For any $E\subset R^n$ is a $F_\sigma$ set: $$E=\bigcup_{k=1}^{\infty}F_k,$$ where ...
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Application of Baire's theorem

Let $f: (a,b) \rightarrow \Bbb R$ be a differentiable function in $(a,b)$. Calculate the pointwise limit of: $$f_n(x)=n(f(x+1/n)-f(x)), x\in(a, b-1/n). $$ Let $E_n$ be a countable ...
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Baire space but not locally compact

I need an example that is a Baire space but not locally compact. I think, $\mathbb{R}^ \mathbb{R}$ is such an example. $\mathbb{R}^ \mathbb{R}$ is not locally compact. But I could not proof that it ...
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Is a Baire Space necessarily complete?

A complete metric space a Baire space. But is a Baire space necessarily complete?
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Meagre Sets: Algebra

Let meagre subsets be defined as: $A\text{ meagre}\iff A=\bigcup_{\lvert K\rvert\leq\aleph_0} A_k\text{ with }\overline{A_k}°=\varnothing$ Then it satisfies: $B\subseteq A\text{ meagre}\Rightarrow ...
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Baire: Equivalent Statements II

Moreover, why does it follow for Baire Spaces and why is it strictly weaker that: $X=\bigcup_{k=1}^\infty A_k\quad\Rightarrow\quad\exists k_0\in\mathbb{N},x_0\in X: A_{k_0}\in\mathcal{N}_{x_0}$ ...
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Baire: Equivalent Statements

How to proof that these statements are equivalent: Every intersection of countably many dense open sets is dense. The interior of every union of countably many closed nowhere dense sets is empty. ...
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Irrational number and Baire space

How to show that the set of irrational numbers is a Baire space ?
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Prove that a set is dense and of the first category in $L^2(T)$

Define the Fourier coefficients $\hat{f}(n)$ of a function $f\in L^2(T)$, $T$ is a unit circle, by: $\hat{f}(n)=\frac{1}{2\pi}\int\limits_{-\pi}^{\pi}f(e^{i\theta})e^{-in\theta}d\theta$ Let ...
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Proof That $\mathbb{R} \setminus \mathbb{Q}$ Is Not an $F_{\sigma}$ Set

I am trying to prove that the set of irrational numbers $\mathbb{R} \setminus \mathbb{Q}$ is not an $F_{\sigma}$ set. Here's my attempt: Assume that indeed $\mathbb{R} \setminus \mathbb{Q}$ is an ...
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Banach Mazur Game: Oxtoby Measure and Category

I have a question regarding the proof of theorem 6.2 which states that, Thm 6.1: There is a strategy in which is sure to win iff is of first category The game played is this: there is a set ...
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Baire Category Theorem proof in Gamelin Greene - how do they shrink the closure of open ball

I am confused by a step in the Gamelin and Greene proof of the Baire Category Theorem. Here is the start of the proof. Theorem: Let $\{U_n\}_{n=1}^{\infty}$ be a sequence of dense open subsets of a ...
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A question concerning Ulam's Theorem from Oxtoby's “Measure and Category”

I am reading the following theorem from Oxtoby's Measure and Category Theorem 5.6 (Ulam). A finite measure $\mu$ defined for all subsets of a set $X$ of power $\aleph_1$ vanishes identically if ...
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Oxtoby Thm 5.4 Bernstein sets

I am reading Measure and Category of Oxtoby. I have a question about Theorem 5.4 added below. I think I understand the construction of Bernstein sets, and also the main line of the Proof. My question ...
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Baire category related question

Let $A_n$ be a sequence of closed sets of $\mathbb{R}$ such that $[a,b]\subseteq \cup A_n$, for some $a<b $. Show that at least one of the set $A_n$'s contains an interval. Thanks in advance,
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Oxtoby - Thm 6.2 - There exists a strategy in which (A) wins iff $I_1 \cap B$ of first category

I am reading the book Measure and Category of Oxtoby. In Theorem 6.2 it is stated that There exists a strategy in which (A) wins iff $I_1 \cap B$ of first category As in the picture below. My ...
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Who are the measurable sets in $\mathbb{R}$

Is there any Characterization for all measurable sets in $\mathbb{R}$? Can I say that a set is measurable if an only if it has the property of Baire? (differs from an open set by a first category ...
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Baire's theorem proof

> A non-empty complete metric space is NOT the countable union of nowhere-dense closed sets. I don't understand the following point the proof: we assume that $X$ is the countable union of ...
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Is $[0,1]$ a countable disjoint union of closed sets?

Can you express $[0,1]$ as a countable disjoint union of closed sets, other than the trivial way of doing this?
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Baire Category Theorem: What should we really prove there?

I am reading about the Baire Category Theorem in Jech's book on set theory. 4.8: Baire Category Theorem: Let $D_0,D_1,\dots,D_n,\dots$, $n \in \mathbb{N}$, be open dense subset of $\mathbb{R}$. Then ...
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No infinite-dimensional $F$-space has a countable Hamel basis

If $X$ is an infinite-dimensional topological vector space which is the union of countably many finite-dimensional subspaces, prove that $X$ is of the first category in itself. Prove that therefore ...
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definition of Baire first category set

Suppose that $A$ is of the first category. Is it possible to write $A$ as a countable union of sets that are not necessarily nowhere dense? I mean after all a first category set is defined such that ...
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Prove it doesn't exist any function f:R→R that is continuous only at the rational points.

Prove it doesn't exist any function $f:\mathbb R \to \mathbb R$ that is continuous only at the rational points. Suggestion: For every $n \in \mathbb N$, consider the set $U_n=\{x \in \mathbb R : ...
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Examples of rare, meager and nonmeager sets in $\mathbb{R}$

Kreyszig Functional Analysis book presents the following definition. I'm trying to get some examples. (a) The cantor set $K$ is rare in $\mathbb{R}$ because it's closed and has empty interior so ...
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Baire Category Theorem with $G_{\delta}$

If we have a subset $Y$ of a complete metric space $X$ such that $Y$ is a $G_{\delta}$, then how would I go to show that $Y$ satisfies the Baire category theorem? I am trying to get there by showing ...
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Can somebody help me to understand this? (Baire Category Theorem)

Theorem $\mathbf{6.11}$ (Baire Category Theorem) Every residual subset of $\Bbb R$ is dense in $\Bbb R$. $\mathbf{6.4.5}$ Suppose that $\bigcup_{n=1}^\infty A_n$ contains some interval ...
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A question on the proof of Open mapping theorem

I was following the proof of the Open Mapping Theorem in functional analysis in Wikipedia, and I came across a line in the proof that did not make sense. Some notations: $U,V$ are open unit balls in ...
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Proving the existence of a non-monotone continuous function defined on $[0,1]$

Let $(I_n)_{n \in \mathbb N}$ be the sequence of intervals of $[0,1]$ with rational endpoints, and for every $n \in \mathbb N~$ let $E_n=\{f \in C[0,1] : f \:\text{is monotone in}\: I_n\}$. Prove that ...
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Baire Category Theorem in a Smooth Manifold

Let $Z\subset M$ be a set of measure-0 , in a [smooth] manifold $M$. How does one shows that $M$ \ $Z$ is everywhere dense in $M$, using Baire category theorem? and which of the theorem version is ...
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Genericity and category

This paper by Ambos-Spies and Mayordomo on the theory of algorithmic randomness introduces the notion of genericity saying that it is based on Baire category while the usual notion of randomness is ...
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Any example of open set of first category?

In the book by Oxtoby, the chapter 16 is devoted to them and Banach Category Theorem. However I do not understand this chapter and parts of the following one. I know that I can define any topology I ...
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Confusion about this assertion

I have seen this result true in general ? Every zero set is $G_\delta$-sets. As I know in Normal spaces, every closed $G_\delta$ set is zero set. Thx in advance
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$L_2$ is of first category in $L_1$ (Rudin Excercise 2.4b) [duplicate]

We mean here $L_2$, and $L_1$ the usual Lebesgue spaces on the unit-interval. It is excercise 2.4 from Rudin. There's several ways to show that $L_2$ is nowhere dense in $L_1$. But in (b) they ask to ...
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Measure spaces are proper subsets

I want to prove that $L^2$ is of the first category in $L^1$, thus I have to prove that $L^2$ is the countable union of nowhere dense subsets. The hint I get is: Take $g_n(x)=n$ for $0\leq ...
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Can a locally compact group with closed singleton be countable but not discrete?

Problem: Prove if a locally compact group $(G,*)$ contains a closed singleton then it must be either discrete or uncountable Proof Given: Assuming $G$ is countable we can write $G = \displaystyle ...
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In a Baire space $X$, if an open set meets a nonmeager set, is the intersection nonmeager?

In a Baire space $X$, if an open set $U$ meets a nonmeager set $N$, is the intersection nonmeager? If they do not meet then it's false; take the upper half line of the reals. It does not meet some of ...
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$X$ a separable metric space with no isolated points. If $G \subset X$ is a countable dense $G_{\delta}$ subset of $X$, why is $X$ meager?

Let $X$ be a separable metric space with no isolated points. Then if $G \subset X$ is a countable dense $G_{\delta}$ subset of $X$, why is $X$ meager? I've written a couple things so far, Let ...
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Diophantine number has full measure but is meager

This an exercise 3 on Terence Tao's blog: A real number $x$ is Diophantine if for every $\varepsilon > 0$ there exists $c_\varepsilon > 0$ such that $|x - \frac{a}{q}| \geq ...
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Examples of closed subspaces of Baire spaces that fail to be Baire?

I am looking for some nice examples of Baire spaces containing closed subspaces that fail to be Baire. Clearly, $X$ should not satisfy either one of the standard hypotheses for the Baire category ...
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$X$ is a complete metric space, $Y$ is compact. $X \times Y$ is Baire?

Requesting a hint or solution. X is a complete metric space and Y is a compact hausdorff space. Trying to show that $X \times Y$ is a Baire space.
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Can a sequence of functions have infinity as limit exactly at rationals?

Someone asked me this question. And he said it's an exercise from Rudin's Real and Complex Analysis. Does there exist a sequence of continuous functions $f_n(x)$, such that $\lim_{n \to \infty} ...
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Are function spaces Baire?

Let $X$ and $Y$ be manifolds and suppose that $X$ is a compact, complete metric space and $Y$ is a complete metric space. So, both $X$ and $Y$ are Baire spaces. Question: For what values of $k\geq ...
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Slight generalisation of the Baire category theorem?

By the Baire category theorem, one cannot write a complete metric space $X$ as a countable union of closed nowhere dense subsets of $X$. Can this be generalised to say that there is no injection $f: X ...
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Why is there an element with infinite spectrum in a commutative Banach algebra with infinitely many characters?

Let $A$ be a commutative Banach algebra such that set of all characters is infinite. I want to prove that there exists an element in $A$ such that its spectrum is infinite.
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Baire's theorem from a point of view of measure theory

According to Baire's theorem, for each countable collection of open dense subsets of $[0,1]$, their intersection $A$ is dense. Are we able to say something about the Lebegue's measure of $A$? Must it ...
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Partition of $\mathbb{R}$ into nullset and 1st category set

Let $\{a_i\}_{i=1}^{\infty}$ be an enumeration of the rationals, $\mathbb{Q}$. Let $I_{ij}$ be the open interval centered at $a_i$ and having length $1/2^{i+j}$, and define $G_j = \cup_{i=1}^\infty ...