This tag is intended for questions on topics related to Baire category, such as Baire category theorem, meager sets (set of first category), nonmeager sets (set of second category), Baire spaces etc.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
3answers
312 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
276 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
71 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
77 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
150 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
32 views

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
4
votes
1answer
159 views

$L_2$ 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 ...
3
votes
1answer
104 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
130 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
68 views

$X$ 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 ...
3
votes
1answer
627 views

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 ...
8
votes
2answers
248 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
46 views

$X$ 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.
9
votes
1answer
313 views

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} ...
2
votes
1answer
265 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
75 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
97 views

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.
4
votes
2answers
143 views

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 ...
4
votes
0answers
86 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
94 views

Use the concept of Baire Category to prove that the upper integral of a positive function is always positive.

Use Baire Category to prove that the upper integral from $0$ to $1$ of any $f:[0,1]\to(0,1]$ is greater than $0$.
1
vote
0answers
49 views

Baire's theorem [duplicate]

I want to know interesting applications of Baire's Category Theorem. For example existence of no where differentiable function. Can any body tell me some similar applications?
2
votes
1answer
191 views

Complement of a meagre subset of $\mathbb{R}$ contains an uncountable $G_\delta$ set

I'm trying to show that the complement of a meagre set $A \subseteq \mathbb{R}$ contains an uncountable $G_\delta$ set. Here is what I got so far : since $A$ is meagre, there exists nowhere dense ...
1
vote
2answers
90 views

$\mathbb{Q}$ is not locally compact using baire category?

is there any result related together with Baire Category Theorem, Locally compactness, and Completeness? actually I would like to prove $\mathbb{Q}$ is not locally compact. I realize that singleton ...
4
votes
2answers
619 views

About Baire's Category Theorem(BCT)

Consider the following theorem known as Baire's Category Theorem (BCT). Theorem.[BCT] A non-empty complete metric space $X$ is not a countable union of nowhere dense sets. I am interested on how to ...
5
votes
4answers
176 views

Complement of co-dense set.

Asaf's argument : (ZF) If $\mathbb{R}^k$ is a countable union of closed sets, then at least one has a nonempty interior Let $X$ be a separable complete metric space. Let $D$ be a countable debse ...
2
votes
1answer
307 views

The Principle of Condensation of Singularities

Let $X$, $Y$ be Banach spaces and $\{T_{jk} : j,k \in\Bbb N\}$ be bounded linear maps from $X$ to $Y$. Suppose that for each $k$ there exists $x\in X$ such that $\sup\{\lVert T_{jk} x\rVert : j ...
1
vote
2answers
222 views

Cantor's intersection theorem and Baire Category Theorem

From an old post in math stackexchange, I read a comment which goes as follows " I like to think of Baire Category Theorem as spiced up version of Cantor's Intersection Theorem". My question -----is ...
2
votes
3answers
519 views

Dirichlet Function Pointwise Convergence

We say that a function $f$ is Baire Class $1$ if there is a sequence of functions $f_i \to f$ pointwise where each $f_i$ is continuous. The set of discontinuities of a Baire Class $1$ function $f$ ...
0
votes
2answers
344 views

Sets of second category-topology

A set is of first category if it is the union of nowhere dense sets and otherwise it is of second category. How can we prove that irrational numbers are of second category and the rationals are of of ...
6
votes
1answer
343 views

Infinitely times differentiable function

Let $f$ belong to $ C^{\infty}[0,1]$ and for each $x \in [0,1]$ there exists $n \in \mathbb{N}$ so that $f^{(n)}(x)=0$. Prove that $f$ is a polynomial in $[0,1]$. I am trying to use Baire Category ...
4
votes
1answer
449 views

Baire: Show that $f\colon \mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}$ is a polynomial in an open bounded set

Let $f\colon\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}$ be an infinitely differentiable function, and suppose that for each $x\in\mathbb{R},$ $\exists\ n=n(x)\in\mathbb{N}$ such that $f^{(n)}(x)=0$. For each fixed ...
39
votes
5answers
2k views

Why is it that $\mathbb{Q}$ cannot be homeomorphic to _any_ complete metric space?

Why is it that $\mathbb{Q}$ cannot be homeomorphic to any complete metric space? Certainly $\mathbb{Q}$ is not a complete metric space. But completeness is not a topological invariant, so why is the ...
4
votes
1answer
169 views

Prove $\ell_1$ is first category in $\ell_2$

Prove that $\ell_1$ is first category in $\ell_2$. I tried to solve this, but had no idea about the approach. Any suggestions are helpful. Thanks in advance.
5
votes
1answer
138 views

Is $\ell^1 \subset \ell^2$ meagre? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prove $\ell_1$ is first category in $\ell_2$ Consider $\ell^2$ with the topology induced by the usual norm. We can easily prove that $\ell^1 \subset \ell^2$. I am ...
4
votes
1answer
85 views

A property dealing with complete metric spaces

I came across a property in a textbook that caught my eye. The property is: If $X$ is a complete metric space, then the intersection of any two dense $G_{\delta}$-subsets of $X$ is dense in $X$. This ...
1
vote
0answers
81 views

x-section of closure of E of first category implies x-section of E nowhere dense

Let $E$ be a subset of first category of product space $X \times Y$. Why is the following true: if $(\bar E)_x \subset Y$ is of first category then it follows that $E_x$ is nowhere dense. $E_x$ ...
3
votes
2answers
294 views

Example of Baire Space

Can anybody supply an example of a Baire Space, that is neither locally compact nor metrizable. I would be gratefull also for some references.
2
votes
2answers
147 views

Second category but not locally residual

Let $X$ be a Baire space. A subset $E\subset X$ is said to be of first category if it can be expressed as the union of countably many nowhere dense subsets of $X$. Then $E$ is said to be of second ...
8
votes
1answer
208 views

Help understanding game version of Baire category theorem

I got this from Thomson et al.'s freely available "Elementary Real Analysis" p.356. They introduce Baire's category theorem through a game where, given two players (A) and (B) Player (A) is given ...
1
vote
1answer
202 views

(ZF) Equivalent statements to Baire Category Theorem

So far, I have proved following two for a polish space $X$; 1.If $\{F_n\}$ is a family of closed subset of $X$, where $X=\bigcup_{n\in \omega} F_n$, then at least one $F_n$ has a nonempty inteior. ...
3
votes
1answer
307 views

Baire Category Theorem

This is Asaf's argument; (ZF) If $\mathbb{R}^k$ is a countable union of closed sets, then at least one has a nonempty interior Suppose that $(X,d)$ is a separable complete metric space, and ...
4
votes
4answers
353 views

(ZF) If $\mathbb{R}^k$ is a countable union of closed sets, then at least one has a nonempty interior

Since the specific space $\mathbb{R}^k$ is given, this might be provable in ZF. Let $\{F_n\}_{n\in \omega}$ be a family of closed subset of $\mathbb{R}^k$, of which the union is $\mathbb{R}^k$. ...
3
votes
1answer
188 views

Question missing condition in Royden Exercise 7.42 b, about Baire Category

In Royden's Real Analysis P164 Q7.42b, It assumes that $X$ and $Y$ are complete metric spaces. Let $O$ be a dense open set in $X \times Y$. Assertion: Then there is a $G \subset X$ which is a ...
2
votes
2answers
228 views

$x$-axis is meager set on $\mathbb{R}^2$

Subset $A$ of metric space $X$ is meager on $X$, iff $\text{IntCl}A=\emptyset$. But, why $x$-axis is meager set on $\mathbb{R}^2$? My attempt (please don't kill me): ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Definitions of Baire first and second category sets

From Planetmath A meager or Baire first category set in a topological space is one which is a countable union of nowhere dense sets. A Baire second category set is one which contains a ...
2
votes
2answers
587 views

Corollary to Baire's Category Theorem

In Rudin's Real and Complex Analysis (p. 97 in my 3rd edition), the following is stated as a corollary to Baire's Category Theorem: "In a complete metric space, the intersection of any countable ...
3
votes
1answer
151 views

Baire Category and F sigmas

Can anyone give an example of a Meagre subset of $\mathbb{R}$ (i.e., of the first Baire Category), which isn't an $F_\sigma$? Simple cardinality arguments show that such a thing exists, but I can't ...
3
votes
1answer
203 views

disjoint union of Baire spaces which is a Baire space

Say we have a family {$A_\alpha$} of disjoint Baire spaces. Also suppose that each $A_\alpha$ is disjoint from the closure of the union of the other sets. Show that $\bigcup_{\alpha} A_\alpha$ is a ...
4
votes
1answer
415 views

Application of Baire category theorem in Moore plane

The proof that Moore plane is not normal I have read was using Cantor's nesting theorem. But I heard that it is also possible to use Baire category theorem to prove and I want to know how. So, as ...