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An example of a compact multiplicatively unbounded ring

My teacher asked me to build an associative topological Hausdorff compact ring $R$ with $1$, which is multiplicatively unbounded. That means there is a neighborhood $U\ni 1$ such that $FU\not=R$ for ...
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Is dependent choice necessary to prove every perfect compact Hausdorff space is uncountable?

The answer to Cardinality of a locally compact space without isolated point shows that AC is required to show that if $X$ is a compact Hausdorff space with no isolated points then $|X| \ge ...
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Conjecture in continuum theory: my proof attempt

Conjecture. Suppose $X$ is a normal connected space such that every nondegenerate closed subset of $X$ is disconnected. Then every proper subcontinuum of $\beta X$ has empty interior. proof attempt. ...
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Compact subsets of $L^\infty$

The Riesz Frechet Kolmogorov theorem gives a necessary and sufficient condition for a subset of $L^p(\Omega)$ spaces for $1\leq p<\infty$ and equipped with Lebesgue measure to be relatively compact ...
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Compactness of a set of bounded functions in the uniform norm

Let $T$ be a non-degenerate compact interval in $\mathbb R$ and $f:\mathbb R^2\to\mathbb R$ a strictly concave function such that (a) $f(0,0)=0$, (b) $f$ strictly increases in the first argument, and ...
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Locally connected and compact Hausdorff space invariant of continuous mappings

I am looking for a reference (not proof) to the following theorem: If $X$ is a compact and locally connected topological space, Y is a Hausdorff topological space, $f:X\to Y$ is continuous and ...
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Is $X$ pseudocompact

The following example with a little modified from the handbook of set theoretic topology, Page 574: Let $\kappa$ be any cardinal for which there exists a family $\{H_\alpha: \alpha < \kappa\}$ ...
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If $f: X \to Y$, when do we have $\beta Y \supset \overline{f(X)} = \beta X$?

Suppose that $X$ and $Y$ are Tychonoff spaces, denote by $\beta X$ and $\beta Y$ their Stone-Čech compactifications and let $f:X\to Y$ be a continuous map. Using the embedding $Y\hookrightarrow\beta ...
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A question on countably compact space under CH

The question is also posted here. A regular space $X$ is star compact (which implies pseudocompact) with $G_\delta$-diagonal star countable first countable $e(X)\le \aleph_0$ ( in fact it implies ...
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Constructing the support of a Borel measure

From Rudin, Real and Complex Analysis, Chapter 8, Problem 7, 1st Edition. Suppose $E$ is a compact set in $\mathbb{R}^{k}$ without isolated points. Show that $E$ is the support of a continuous ...
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Classes of compact spaces

Given a class $\mathcal{C}$ of compact Hausdorff spaces which is closed under countable products and continuous images. Let $\kappa>\omega$ be a cardinal number. Consider the class ...
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Compactness of solution space of semi-linear parabolic PDE

Under what conditions a closed and bounded subset of solution space of following parabolic PDE is compact? $$x_{t}=x_{zz}+f(x,z)$$ Thank you!
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Compact family of Lip functions under the sup norm metric, proof verification.

Hi everyone I'd like to know if the following is correct, I'd appreciate your opinion and also any suggestion to improve my argument. Thanks in advance for your time. If $(K,d)$ is a compact ...
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Compactness and Lipschitz functions

I am very stumped by this question: Suppose (K, d) is a compact metric space. Let f be any function, f: K $\rightarrow \mathbb{C}$, not necessarily continuous. Prove that for any $\epsilon > ...
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References for the Čech-Stone compactification of Hyper-Reals?

It seems like $\beta\mathbb R$ has been heavily studied, but I am interested in learning more about $\beta(\mathbb R ^\omega /u)$. $\mathbb R ^\omega /u$ is a proper extension of $\mathbb R$ when ...
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Lie groups with structure constant $f_{abc} \neq f_{bca}$.

The structure constant $f_{abc}$ of Lie group is defined by the commutators of generators, $$[T^a,T^b]=i f_{abc}T_c$$ automatically $f_{abc}=-f_{bac}$. Can someone give a list of explicit examples ...
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What is compensated compactness?

As the title says, what is compensated compactness? I see people talk about it in the books and papers I am reading but I can only find hand wavy definitions when I look online. Is there a definition ...
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Prokhorov theorem in locally compact Hausdorff space?

Prokhorov theorem gives a compactness condition in the space of probability measures on a Polish space. I am wondering whether we have similar conditions for probability measures on more general ...
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Smash product of compact spaces

In the topology book I'm reading I found the following statement: The "smash product" (of two pointed spaces) is defined as $X \bigwedge Y=X \times Y/(X \times \lbrace*\rbrace \bigcup Y \times ...
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Strongly additive open cover

Call an open cover $\mathscr{U}$ of a metric space $M$ strongly additive if whenever $U,V\in\mathscr{U}$ and $U\cap V\ne\emptyset$, then $U\cup V\in\mathscr{U}$. Prove that $M$ is compact and ...
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A question on pseudocompact space

The exercise is from the handbook of set-theoretic topology page 161: Assume $\mathfrak b=\mathfrak c$. Construct a first countable separable zero-dimensional locally compact pseudocompact space ...
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Another question in relation to Tychonoff theorem

Let $X_i$ be compact topological spaces and let $X = \prod_{i \in I}X_i$ and let $\mathscr F$ be ultrafilter on $X$. Define $\mathscr F_i = \{Y \subseteq X_i : \pi_i^{-1}Y \in \mathscr F\}$. Here ...
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What is the point of compactness and how does it look visually?

I just learned what the term compact means, as in compact sets. I know what the definition of compactness is, but I don't get what the real significance of it is. How should I try to think of it in a ...
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Sequential compactness vs. countable compactness

Firstly, I'll give the definitions of sequential compactness and countable compactness. Sequential compactness: If $X$ is a Hausdorff space and every sequence of points of $X$ has a convergent ...
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Compact $G_\delta$ subsets of locally compact Hausdorff spaces

Suppose $X$ is a locally compact Hausdorff space and $F$ is a closed subset thereof. Then of course $F$ is also locally compact and Hausdorff. Let $K$ be a subset of $F$, and suppose that $K$ is a ...
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A question about compact sets: how to prove $g$ must be an isometry

Let $(X,p)$ be a compact metric space. Suppose that $g:X\rightarrow X$ is a function such that for all $x_1,x_2\in X$ we have $p(g(x_1),g(x_2))\geq p(x_1,x_2)$. Prove that, in fact, $g$ must be an ...
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Proof of uniform continuity on compact sets

Show that a function $f:\mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ that is continuous on a compact set $K$ is uniformly continuous on $K$. Is the proof below correct? Proof: Let $\epsilon > 0$ and let ...
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$\ f \colon X \to X $ ,continuous function where X is compact,Hausdorff space.Show $\exists A$ st $f(A) =A$.

Suppose $\ f \colon X \to X $ is a continuous function from a compact,Hausdorff space to itself. Prove that there exists a subspace $A$ such that $f(A) =A$. I came up with an answer based on nets ...
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Measures with bounded total variation norm compact in $M(X)$?

Let $X$ be a separable, metric, compact space. (e.g. an interval in $\mathbb{R}$ like $[0,10]$). Let $M(X)$ be the set of all finite signed measures over $X$ with weak-*-topology (in probability ...
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Counterexample to Converse of Extreme Value Theorem?

The extreme value theorem says: If $X$ is a compact topological space, then for all functions $f: X \to \mathbb{R}$ such that $f$ is continuous we have that $f$ satisfies the extreme value property. ...
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Prove that every pseudocompact metric space is compact

This is from Real Mathematical Analysis by Pugh, problem 2.85(a). I've seen proofs but they've used concepts that haven't been covered up to this point, like the Tietze extension theorem, metrizable ...
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Compactness in topology of uniform conergence (of functions and all their derivatives) on compact subsets of (0,\infty)

I am trying to understand an example in the book "Lectures on Choquet's Theorem" (R.R. Phelps). My question is: Given the space of real valued infinitely differentiable functions on $(0, \infty)$ ...
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Is an ideal generated by a compact subset finitely generated?

Let $R$ be a commutative topological ring and let $K$ be a compact subset of $R$. Denote by $I$ the ideal generated by $R$. Then is it true (or under what assumptions on $R$ (besides Noethernity)) is ...
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Is this proof correct about compact sets inside open sets?

I've been solving the following problem: "If $U\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ is open and $C\subset U$ is compact, show that there is a compact set $D$ such that $C\subset \operatorname{int}(D)$ and $D\subset ...
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Let $(X,\tau)$ be a $T_B$-space…

A topological space is called $T_B$ if every compact subset is closed. (I):$Let (X,\tau)$ be a $T_B$-space which is not countably compact, $\{x_n :n \in \omega\}$ a set without accumulation points, ...
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Every Borel set is the union of an increasing sequence of Bounded Borel sets?

I am currently working with the book by Halmos, and i can't quite get past this one. It states that: "Every Borel set can be written as an increasing sequence of Bounded Borel sets" In this case $X$ ...
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For a family of functions $F\subset C(X)$ in the metric space $(C(X),d)$, if $F$ is compact on compact subsets of $X$, then $F$ is compact on $X$

The problem as stated in the title isn't quite correct. Let $X$ be a topological space. What I have is a family of functions $F\subset C(X)$ in the metric space $(C(X),d)$ which on compact subsets ...
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Show compactness of an evolution operator

Consider the heat equation $$ u_{t}=u_{xx},~~~~~u_0(x)=u(0,x)$$ with $u\colon [0,T]\times\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}, (t,x)\mapsto u(t,x)$ and the evolution operator $E(T)$ with $E(T)u_0=u(T,x)$. 1.) ...
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Connectedness of the complement of a compact “small” subset of $\mathbb R^n$

Let $C$ be a compact subset of $\mathbb R^n$ and suppose that for every $\varepsilon >0$ there exists a finite family of open disks $B_i$ s.t. $C \subset \bigcup_{i} B_i$ and $\sum_i r_i \le ...
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Prove that the continuous $f: \mathbb C \to \mathbb R$ has a global max and min

I am having this continuous transformation $f: \mathbb C \to \mathbb R$ and $\ f\ (\mathbb C)$ is bounded Now I have to prove that there are a global maximum and a global minimum. My thoughts: I ...
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If a set is closed, why is that set intersected with a compact set closed?

If F is a closed subset of K and K is compact, why is F intersect K closed?
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Question about compact sets in $\mathbb{R}$

Suppose I am given a function $f$ on $\mathbb{R}$ and I'm asked to show that $ \int_K f(x) \,dx < \infty$ for any compact set $K \subset \mathbb{R}$. Would it be enough to only consider the ...
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Properties of Hilbert Spaces- Contrasting Two Different Topological Spaces

Let H be the space of real sequences x = $(x_1 , x_2, ... )$ with $\sum(x_n^2)$ finite. (This is $l_2$ in fact.) I wish to show the following: The topology on H is ...
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Example of Two-point Remainder that are not homeomorphic

We that any two compactification $c_1 N$ and $c_2 N$ of the space $N=D(\aleph_0$) that have finite remainders of the same cardinality are homeomorphic, and yes can be incomparable with respect to the ...
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Lindelöf Property and Compact space

Let $X$ be a compact space and $L$ is the smallest family of subspaces of$\,X\,$that contains all closed sets and is closed with respect to countable union and intersection. The question is :- Is ...
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recurrence of a dynamical system on a compact space

I have a question to an exercise which was already posted (but I'm not allowed to comment it). ...
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On Compact and Measurable Sets with Positive Length

Greetings fellow Mathematics enthusiasts! The following two-part problem is giving me trouble, and I was hoping someone could help me solve it. It is coming from Terrence Tao's Introduction to Measure ...
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Fundamental domain for a $C_2$-action on a Stone space

The following result seems to be true (I can prove it, only quite indirectly): Let $X$ be a Stone space (i.e. a compact totally disconnected Hausdorff space) and $\sigma : X \to X$ be a ...
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Weakly compact operator on $c_0$ is compact

Show that if $T\in {\cal B}(c_0)$ and $T$ is weakly compact, then $T$ is compact. My attempt: $T$ is weakly compact, so there is a reflexive space $X$ , and operators $A\in {\cal B}(X,c_0) $ and $B ...
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Convex sets and convex polytopes?

Consider the set $\mathcal{X} \subset \mathbb{R}^d$ convex and compact. Which is the difference between the collection of compact convex subsets of $\mathcal{X}$ and the collection of convex polytopes ...