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Application of Baire Category theorem

Suppose that $f$ is infinitely differentiable on $[a,b]$ and suppose that for any $a ≤ x ≤ b$ the Taylor series of $f$ has positive radius of convergence at $x$. Use the Baire Category Theorem to ...
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Is $C[0,1]$ equipped with $\lVert \cdot \rVert_1$ a countable union of nowhere dense sets?

Let's consider the space of all continuous function $C[0,1]$ on the intervall $[0,1]$. But instead of using the usual supremum norm we use the $L^1$-Norm $: \lVert f \rVert_1=\int_0^1 \lvert f(x) ...
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Dense $G_{\delta}$ set implies comeagre set

Suppose that $X$ is a metric space. Show that if $D$ is a dense $G_{\delta}$ set, then $D$ is comeagre, that is, countable intersection of dense sets. My attempt: Let $D=\bigcap_{n \in ...
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Prove: $f: \mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ st for every $x \in \mathbb{R}$ there exists $n$ st $f^{(n)}(x) = 0$, f is a polynomial.

If $f: \mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is a smooth function such that for every $x \in \mathbb{R}$ there exists $n$ such that $f^{(n)}(x) = 0$, then f is a polynomial. I'm kind of lost on this ...
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Prob. 5, Sec. 27 in Munkres' TOPOLOGY, 2nd ed: Every compact Hausdorff space is a Baire space

This is problem 5 in section 27 of Munkres' TOPOLOGY, 2nd ed Let $X$ be a compact Hausdorff space; let $\{A_n\}_{n\in \mathbb{N}}$ be a countable collection of closed sets of $X$. If each set $A_n$ ...
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The set of continuity of a pointwise limit of continuous functions

Let $\{x_n(t)\}_{n=1}^{\infty}$ be real a sequence of continuous function from $[0,1]$ to $\mathbb{R}$, and $\{x_n(t)\}_{n=1}^{\infty}$ converges pointwise to $x(t)$ i.e. $\lim_{n \to \infty} x_n(t) ...
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Show that a countable dense subset $D \subset X$ is not a $G_{\delta}$

Given $X$ a complete metric space with no isolated points and $D \subset X$ a countable dense subspace, show that $D$ is not a $G_{\delta}$. I am quite lost in trying to use the hypothesis of the ...
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Undestanding an assumption in Baire's theorem proof.

I was reviewing the proof of Baire's theorem I saw in class a few days ago, and there's an assumption that I didn't managed to see where it was used. I'll put here the proof given. Theorem (Baire) ...
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a question on Pixley-Roy topology

Let $X$ be a $T_1$ space and let $F[X]$ be $\{x\subset X:\text{is finite}\}$ with Pixley-Roy topology. If $X$ is not discrete, how to prove $F[X]$ is not a Baire space? Thanks ahead:) Definition ...
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Is the closure of a meager set meager?

How to show that the closure of a meager set is meager? I tried like this: Suppose that it is not meager then $cl(A)$, where $A$ is a meager set in a metric space $(X,d)$ contains an interior point ...
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Closed subsets of empty interior are of 1st category

In a metric space is it true that closed sets with empty interior are of 1st category? I.e., that it can be represented as a at most countable union of meager sets? Thanks
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Category theorem

I don't have a mathematician background (I am engineer) I understand some concepts but still very abstract for me and I have to show the following: 1.- Of what category is the set of all rational ...
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A function continuous on rational points and discontinuous on irrational points [duplicate]

How to find function $f : \Bbb R \to \Bbb R$ such that $f$ is continuous on the rational numbers and discontinuous at irrational numbers? I was told to use the Baire Theorem to show that the set of ...
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Baire's Theorem Formulation

I am still having problems with some of the proofs of Baire's theorem. In Introductory Real Analysis by Kolmogorov and Fomin The statement of the theorem states that: "A complete metric space R ...
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Hölder continuous functions are of 1st category in $C[0,1]$

I'm trying to show that the Hölder continuous functions in $[0,1]$ are a set of first category in $C[0,1]$. Does it suffice to show that they are not an open subset of $C[0,1]$? Let ...
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Decomposing real line as a union of a nullset and a set of first category

$\Bbb R$ can be written of the form $A\cup B$ such that $A$ is of measure zero and $B$ is of the first category! can anybody prove this? I guess $A$ must be an $G_{\delta}$ set which is dense in $\Bbb ...
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Question about the Baire space, $\sigma$-algebra and $\sigma$-ideal.

Let $\text{BP}(X)$ denote $\sigma$-algebra of subsets of $X$ with the Baire Property BP and $\text{MGR}(X)$ denote the $\sigma$-ideal of meager sets in $X$. Assume $X$ is second countable Baire ...
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Question about of Baire property and Baire space

In reading Kechris book. Please, I would like help with this proposition. For convencion we put for $A \subseteq X$, $$\sim A=X\setminus A$$ If $A$ is comeager in $U$, we say that $U$ forces $A$, ...
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Q: Nowhere dense sets.

Given $X$ a metric space, $A\subset X$ a nowhere dense set. Show that every open ball $B$ contains another open ball $B_1 \subset B$ such that $B_1 \cap A = \emptyset$. EDIT: I modify my proof ...
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intersection about the second category

$G$ is a locally compact Hausdorff topological group, $A$ and $B$ are two Borel subsets of $G$, and $A$ and $B$ are both of the second category in $G$, then there exist an element $x\in G$, such that ...
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Requirements for the principle of uniform boundedness

The version of the principle of uniform boundedness as we stated it in the lecture seems wrong to me in multiple points. Here is how I would state and proof the principle in the terms we used in the ...
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Show that $\mathbb{R}^n$ cannot be written as a countable union of proper subspaces

Show that $\mathbb{R}^n$ cannot be written as a countable union of proper subspaces Ok so I know I have to use Baire's Cathegory Theorem here. And I've done the following, lets suppose on the ...
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Topological group, which is second category in itself, is a Baire space.

A Baire space is a topological space in which the union of every countable collection of closed sets with empty interior has empty interior. $G$ is a topological group, if $G$ is of the second ...
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Why this set is of the second category?

I'm watching Baire space on en.wikipedia.org, and find this conclusion. Here is an example of a set of second category in $\mathbb R$ with Lebesgue measure zero. $$\bigcap_{m=1}^\infty ...
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Sigma-compact Polish groups

I would like to see an example of a sigma-compact Polish group which is not locally compact. I know that e.g. $l^{\infty}$ is a topological group which is sigma-compact but not locally compact. But ...
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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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How it can be possible? [duplicate]

I can't understand how it can be possible? Prove that the interval $[0,1]$ has a uncountable partition $\mathcal P$ such that each $D\in \mathcal P$ is uncountable and dense in $[0,1]$.
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Baire category theorem in a Banach space

For any two distinct $u,v$ in a countable dense subset of separable real Banach space $X$, let $S(u,v) = \{f \in Y \mid f(u)=f(v)\}$, where $Y$ is the dual space of $X$. Each of $S(u,v)$ is a proper ...
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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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Does the open mapping theorem imply the Baire category theorem?

A nice observation by C.E. Blair1, 2, 3 shows that the Baire category theorem for complete metric spaces is equivalent to the axiom of (countable) dependent choice. On the other hand, the three ...
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If $f:\mathbb R \to \mathbb R$ is an additive function whose graph is $G_{\delta}$ in $\mathbb R^2$ , then the graph is closed in $\mathbb R^2$?

If $f:\mathbb R \to \mathbb R$ is an additive function i.e. $f(x+y)=f(x)+f(y) ,\forall x,y \in \mathbb R $ such that $G(f):\{(x,f(x)) : x\in \mathbb R\}$ is a countable intersection of open sets , ...
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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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On the proof of Baire category theorem

I would like to ask about the proof of Baire Category theorem found on wolfram. The excerpt is as below: Baire's category theorem, also known as Baire's theorem and the category theorem, is a result ...
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Producing $\mathbb{R}$ with countable amount of sets?

Prove, that you can't "produce" $\mathbb{R}$ with countable amount of sets, which are nowhere dense(I am not sure I said this definition correct, with nowhere dense, I mean that $Int(\overline X) = ...
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Is it true that every 1st category subset of a 2nd category space has empty interior?

Let $X$ be a metric space. Are these conditions equivalent: Each set of the 1. category in $X$ has empty interior; $X$ is of the 2. category. It is obvious that $1 \Rightarrow 2$. Is it true that ...
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Why empty set? (consequences of Baire's theorem)

I did not understand the proof of Theorem 5.13 of Rudin, [Real and Complex Analysis]. See next. In a complete metric space X which has no isolated points, no countable dense set is a $G_{\delta}$. ...
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Proving a linear function is bounded using the Baire category theorem (or its consequences)

This is a problem from Folland. Let $\mathcal{X}, \mathcal{Y}$ be Banach spaces. If $T : \mathcal{X} \rightarrow \mathcal{Y}$ is linear and $f \circ T \in \mathcal{X}^*$ for all $f \in ...
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Second category subset vs subspace

Let $(X,T)$ be a topological space. When we say $A$ is first category in $(X,T)$ we mean that it is the union of (or is covered by) countably many sets which are nowhere dense in $(X,T)$. $A$ is ...
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Is the union of two nowhere dense sets nowhere dense?

Is the union of two nowhere dense sets nowhere dense? Using the following definition: A nowhere dense set is a subset $E\subset X$ of a metric space (or topological space) $X$ such that ...
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Non differentiable solutions to $\partial_x f + \partial_y f =0$

This nice paper by Gilles Godefroy (in French) tells us the story of Baire's lemma. In 1896, Monsieur Baire was lecturing on analysis and carelessly gave the following exercise: to find all solutions ...
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Implication of Baire Category Theorem

The statement that the countable intersection of open dense sets is dense is equivalent to the statement that the countable union of nowhere dense sets contains no balls. When proving the ...
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Application of the Baire category theory

Definition: A set $M\subset X$ is called "of first category" if it is countable union of nowhere dense sets. Otherwise its called "of second category". I want to see whether the following sets are ...
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Compact Hausdorff space is of second category

Let $X$ be a compact Hausdorff space, prove $X$ is of second category. I found a proof of this theorem in the case of locally compact Hausdorff spaces. Let $E_n$ be open and dense in $X$, locally ...
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Differentiable function with a set of critical points of second category.

I'm looking for an example of a nowhere constant differentiable function with a set of critical points of second category. In other words: Let $U \subset \mathbb{R}$ open. Is there a differentiable ...
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If $X$ is complete, then there is no continuous and open $\,f:X \to \mathbb{Q}$

I've encountered the following question and got stuck : There is no continuous and open mapping $\,f:X \to \mathbb{Q},$ where $X$ is a complete metric space. I thought it had something to do with ...
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Question regarding the proof that every hamel basis of an infinite space is uncountable

I am reading the following question: Let $X$ be an infinite dimensional Banach space. Prove that every Hamel basis of X is uncountable. And I am wondering why $$X=\bigcup_{n\in \mathbb N}X_n$$ ...
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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 ...