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Showing the sum of two sets contains an interval - Baire's Theorem?

If $E$ and $F$ are measurable subsets of $\mathbb{R}$ and $m(E), m(F) >0,$ then $E+F$ contains an interval. The path to the standard solution to this is built on the notion that a measurable ...
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Baire's property iff first category has dense complement.

Show that $(S, d)$ has Baire's property iff every set of first category has a dense complement. A set is of first category if it is a countable union of nowhere dense sets. First Category Baire's ...
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Infinite intersection between a arbitrary set of integers and a set of floor powers

Let $E$ be an infinite set of positive integers, proves that there is a $\alpha \in \mathbb{R}$ such that $\{\left \lfloor \alpha^k \right \rfloor ;k \in \mathbb{N} \}\cap E$ is infinite. I have two ...
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Equivalence of Forms of Baire Category Theorem

I am trying to show the equivalence of two forms of the Baire Category Theorem. These are the two statements: Let $(X,d)$ be a complete metric space. Let $U_n$ be a dense, open set for each $n \in ...
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baire category and the union of dyadic balls of rational center

Suppose that $\{r_n\}_{n=0}^\infty$ is an enumeration of $\mathbb{Q}^N$ and $U = \bigcup_{n=0}^\infty B(r_n,2^{-n})$. We can use a trivial measure theory argument to prove that $U \neq \mathbb{R}^N$. ...
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For every $x \in [a,b] , \exists n_x\in \mathbb Z^+$ such that $f^{(n_x) }(x)=0$ ; then to prove $f$ is a polynomial in $[a,b]$

Let $f:[a,b] \to \mathbb R$ be a continuous function having derivatives of all order such that for every $x \in [a,b] , \exists n_x\in \mathbb Z^+$ such that $f^{(n_x) }(x)=0$ ; then how do I show ...
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Convergence of a sequence holomorphic functions

Let $f_n\in\mathcal{O}(\Omega)$ be a sequence of holomorphic functions, s. th. $f_n\rightarrow f$ pointwise in $\Omega$. Show that exist open and dense set $\Omega'\subset \Omega$ such that $f_n$ is ...
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Open mapping lemma - are these versions equivalent?

Here is a version the Open Mapping Lemma given in class : Let $X$ be a Banach space and $Y$ be a normed space. Let $T : X\rightarrow Y$ be a bounded linear map. Assume there exist $M \geq 0$ and ...
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Cannot understand some parts of proof for R be a countable union of closed sets

Im reading chapter9 Category, Real Analysis, Carothers, 1ed, talking about discontinuous functions of metric space. Here is a proof for a theorem that R be a countable union of closed sets,: Baire's ...
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Strong version of Baire Category Theorem

We know that in a complete metric space or compact Hausdorff space the intersection of $\omega$-many open dense sets is dense. In such spaces is the intersection of fewer than $2^\omega$-many open ...
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Let $X$ be an infinite dimensional Banach space. Prove that every Hamel basis of X is uncountable.

Let $X$ be an infinite dimensional Banach space. Prove that every basis of $X$ is uncountable. Can anyone help how can I solve the above problem?
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Two proofs with possibly Baire category theorem about completness.

I'm working with completness right now and I've come across two interesting problems. In my opinion they are worth a little bit attention . a) Let $K$ be closed subset with empty interior on ...
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Baire category theorem in use on a plane

Let $F\subset\mathbb{R}$ be a closed nowhere dense set. One must show there exists $(a,b)\in S^1$ for which $b\neq qa+c$, for all $q\in\mathbb{Q},c\in F$. It's my second question concerning Baire ...
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Proving Baire's theorem: The intersection of a sequence of dense open subsets of a complete metric space is nonempty

The following is problem 3.22 from Rudin's Princples of Mathematical Analysis: Suppose $X$ is a nonempty complete metric space, and $\{G_n\}$ is a sequence of dense open subsets of $X$. Prove ...
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Proof that every closed subset of $\mathbb R$ is finite or countable or continuum.

I want to prove that every closed subset of $\mathbb R$ is finite or countable or continuum. I know that for arbitrary subset we can not make similar statements - because of continuum hypothesis. ...
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For $f :\mathbb R \to \mathbb R $, there exists an $(a,b)$, such that $f$ is bounded on a sequence with limit $x$, for all $x\in(a,b)$

I want to prove the following. Let $f : \mathbb R \mapsto \mathbb R $. Show that there exists an interval $(a,b) \in \mathbb R $ and $c >0 $: such that for any $x \in (a,b) $ there is a sequence ...
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Your favourite application of the Baire Category Theorem

I think I remember reading somewhere that the Baire Category Theorem is supposedly quite powerful. Whether that is true or not, it's my favourite theorem (so far) and I'd love to see some applications ...
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how to show boundary of either open or closed set is nowhere dense.

how to show boundary of either open or closed set is nowhere dense. i think we need to use baire category thm? countable intersection of dense, closed set is once again a dense, closed (and ...
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If $\mathbb{R}=\bigcup_{n=1}^{\infty}E_n$, then the closure of some $E_n$ contains an interval

I'm working on some problems in Carothers' Real Analysis. I just started the section on the Baire Category Theorem. Thus far Carothers has given the Baire Category Theorem for $\mathbb{R}$. Prove ...
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Using Baire Category Theorem to prove $\mathbb{R}^2\not\cong\mathbb{R}^3$.

How can we prove $\mathbb R ^ 2$ is not homeomorphic to $\mathbb R ^3$ using Baire Category Theorem? Here is a standard proof of this fact using algebraic topology. Note that $\mathbb{R}^{3}-\{x\}$ ...
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Baire related problem

Let $f:\Bbb R\to \Bbb R$, $f$ in $C^{\infty}$. Suppose that for all $x \in \Bbb R$, there exists an integer $n$ (which depends on $x$) such that $f^{n}(x) = 0$ ($f^{n}$ is composing $f$ $n$ times) ...
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Non-decidable $\Pi^0_1$ (effectively closed) classes

Are there non-decidable $\Pi^0_1$ (effectively closed) classes? According to a draft of Effectively closed sets by Cenzer and Remmel, the class $$ P = \{ 0^n1^\omega \mid n \in B\} $$ is a ...
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Is the union of all $l^p$ spaces meagre in $l^\infty$?

Is the union of all $l^p$ spaces meagre in $l^\infty$? i.e. is $ \bigcup_{p=1}^\infty l^p$ meagre? I am revisiting this variety of math after a long break so help is appreciated. Please correct ...
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Is $c_0$ meagre in $l^\infty$?

I have been reading up on the meagre sets sans an instructor after a 10 year break from this sort of mathematics and I would like to test my understanding. I want to know if the following is true (and ...
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Every space is “almost” Baire?

There is this theorem called the Banach category theorem which states that in every topological space any union of open sets of first category is of first category. Now doesn't this imply that every ...
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Showing a set is nowhere dense in $C([0,1])$

Let $E_n$ be the set of all $f \in C\big([0,1]\big)$ for which there exists $x_0 \in [0,1]$ (depending on $f$) such that \begin{align*} \lvert\, f(x)-f(x_0)\rvert \leq n\lvert x-x_0\rvert, ...
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In a complete metric space with no isolated points, any countable intersection of open dense sets is uncountable?

I was playing with Baire's Theorem, and seemed to deduce the following: In a complete metric space $X$ that has no isolated points, any countable intersection of open dense sets is uncountable. ...
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A homeomorphism of a topological space with itself maps a set into one of the same category

Prove: If $h$ is a homeomorphism of $S$ onto $S$ and if $E\subset S$, then $E$ and $h(E)$ have the same category in $S$. Rudin, Functional Analysis, 2/e, p.43. (My own answer follows below.)
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Baire Category for monotonic sequence

Let X be a non-empty complete metric space and let $\{f_n:X\to \Bbb R\}^\infty_{n=1}$ be a sequence of continuous functions with the following property: for each $c\in X$, there exists an integer ...
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Is the complement of a set 1st category set $X$ of 2nd category?

If I have some metric space $M$ and find that $X \subset M$ is of 1st category (resp. 2nd category), is the complement of $X$, $X^c$ of second cateogry (resp. 1st category)? Thanks!
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How can the Baire Category Theorem be used to show a point in a complete metric space has some particular property?

My book gives a very tantalizing yet brief note that the Baire Category Theorem can be used to show that a point $x$ in a complete metric space $M$ has a particular property $P$. It states: "A ...
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Can a meager linear subspace be written as a countable increasing union of nowhere dense subspaces?

Let $X$ be a separable Banach space. In this question, "subspace" means a linear subspace, not necessarily closed. Suppose $E \subset X$ is a subspace which is meager, so that we can write $E = ...
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A set that is a countable intersection of open and dense sets but not open.

We know that Baire Category Theorem implies that in a complete metric space, the countable intersection of open and dense sets is nonempty and actually dense itself. But it is clear that a countable ...
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Banach Mazur game - Oxtoby - Thm 6.1

I have asked about this theorem before but found lately that I still don't fully understand its proof. Here are the rules of the game described. A closed interval in $\mathbb{R}$ denoted $I_0$ is ...
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A classical problem about limit of continuous function at infinity and its connection with Baire Category Theorem

When I google "baire category theorem", I get a link to Ben Green's website. And at the end of the paper, he mentioned such a classic problem: Suppose that $f:\mathbb{R}^+\to\mathbb{R}^+$ is a ...
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$\lim_{n\to \infty}f(nx)=0$ implies $\lim_{x\to \infty}f(x)=0$

Can anyone help me with this problem? Let $f:[0,\infty)\longrightarrow \mathbb R$ be a continuous function such that for each $x>0$, we have $\lim_{n\to \infty}f(nx)=0$. Then prove that ...
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Why is the subspace of polynomials with degree $\leq$ n nowhere dense in $\mathbb{R}[X]$?

There's a popular application of Baire's Category Theorem that shows that $\mathbb{R}[X]$ (the space of all polynomials with real coefficients) is not complete by showing it is a countable union of ...
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Questions related to intersections of open sets and Baire spaces

EDIT: I have reposted this question on MathOverflow. (The version posted there is more concise, with some details omitted. I have also added a question about pseudobases with similar property.) MO ...
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Is complement of a 1st category set in a 2nd category space, dense? [closed]

Let $X$ be a second category space and $Y$ be a first category subspace of $X$. Is $X \setminus Y$ dense in $X$?
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Baire's Theorem proof regarding points revisited

My first question on this point was not answered. Here is the first part of Shilov's proof of Baire's theorem (not an exact lift from the book as I avoided mathematical symbols). I am trying to be ...
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B meager, not empty, not open implies complement is dense

Let X be topological space. The subset B is meager, not open and non-empty. How can you prove that the complement is dense?
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Baire category theorem to show a set is dense.

Consider $A_j$ a sequence of subsets of $[0,1]$ s.t. for each $N\geq 1$, $\bigcup_{j=N}^\infty A_j$ is open and dense in $[0,1]$. If $S$ is the set of points $x \in [0,1]$ s.t. $x \in A_j$ for ...
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how do i prove that the the set of irrationals cannot be a countable union of closed subsets? [duplicate]

Let $\mathbb{R}$ be equipped with the standard topology. Let $E$ be the set of irrational numbers. How do i prove that $E$ is not a countable union of closed subsets, using Baire Category Theorem?
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Showing an operator kernel is nowhere dense…

We are doing a problem that requires us to, for fixed NONZERO element $h \in L^2[0,1]$ (as in, the function $h$ is not zero on a set of positive measure in $[0,1]$) and fixed $f \in L^2[0,1]$ with ...
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Nowhere dense set…

Let $A_n$ be a subset of continuous functions on $[0,1]$ given by: $A_n$ = {$f∈C[0,1]$:there exists $x∈[0,1]$ such that $|f(x)−f(y)|≤n|x−y|$ for all $y∈[0,1]$}. Show $A_n$ is nowhere dense, and use ...
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A Baire category question

Let ${f_n}$ be a sequence of real valued continuous functions converging pointwise on $\Bbb R$. Show that there exists a number $M>0$ and an interval $I \subset \Bbb R$ such that $\sup\{ |f_n(x)|:x ...
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If every point $x \in X$ has a neighborhood that is Baire space, then $X$ is a Baire space

Show that if every point $x \in X$ has a neighborhood that is Baire space, then $X$ is a Baire space. (Munkres "Topology", 48.3) Here is what I tried : Let $\{U_n\}_{n \geq 1}$ be a collection of ...
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Linear functional in Banach space

Let $X$ be a Banach space, $(f_n)\in X^{*}$ a sequence with $f_n\neq 0 $ $ \forall n\in \Bbb N$. Show that there is a $x\in X$ such that $f_n(x)\neq 0 $ $\forall n$. Need some help. Thank you!
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corollary to baire category theorem

I'm studying topology with gamelin and greene's text and I came across a corollary to the baire category theorem which states that "Let (En) be a sequence of nowhere dense subsets of a complete ...
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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 ...