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Proving no finite basis of the system of neighborhoods at $a$ in the real line exist.

I'm not sure how to prove it, the gist is: I need to find the "smallest" neighborhood in the basis, take a ball of half that radius and show "look, there is no member of the basis in this ball, thus ...
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Show that for $(X,d)$ a metric space, $U= \{x \in X: d(x, C) \leq d(p, C)\}$ is a closed set

Let $(X,d)$ be a metric space, $C$ be a closed set in $X$. Define $$d(C, x) := \inf \{d(c, x): c\in C \}$$ for all $x \in X$. Fix a point $p \in X$. Show $U= \{x \in X: d(x, C)\leq d(p, C)\}$ is a ...
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Condition on Equality of closure of open ball and closed ball, suppose I have a counterexample

Let $(X, d)$ be a metric space. Also for $x \in X$ and $r \ge 0$ define: $$B(x,r) = \{ y \in X : d(x,y) < r \} \quad \mbox{ and } \quad K(x,r) = \{ y \in X : d(x,y) \le r \}.$$ Denote by ...
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Number of subsets/open subsets/closed subsets of a metric space.

Let $(X,d_1)$ and $(X,d_2)$ be two metric spaces which have the same infinite set $X$, but the different metrics $d_1$ and $d_2$. Denote the collection of subsets $X$ by $S$, and the collection of ...
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Continuity, and continuity in topology.

Metric spaces: Neighborhood of a point $a$ is a Set of point $N$, such that $\exists\delta>0:B_\delta(a)\subset N$ ($B_r(x)$ = open ball at x of radius r) Definition of open set: "A subset $O$ of ...
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Choice of Metric Gives Nice Topological Properties

I am looking for examples where choosing one possibility out of many for a metric gives nice topological properties compared to the other choices. Nice is defined as compact, Hausdorff, or whatever ...
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Let $X$ be a metric space with metric $d$. Show that $d:X \times X \longrightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is continuous.

Can someone please verify my proof or offer suggestions for improvement? I am aware that there is a similar question elsewhere, but I want help with my proof in particular. Let $X$ be a metric ...
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Homeomorphism of Interior of Convex Polygon to Open Unit Disk

Show that the interior of a non-degenerate convex polygon in $\mathbb{R}^2$ is homeomorphic to the open unit disk in $\mathbb{R}^2$. My attempt: Let $P$ be the set of points in the polygon, let ...
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Isomorphism isometries between finite subsets , implies isomorphism isometry between compact metric spaces

Let's $(X_1,d_1), (X_2,d_2)$ be compact metric spaces such that for every finite subset of $X_1$ like $A$ (respectively any finite subset of $X_2$ like $B$ ) there exists a finite subset of $X_2$ ...
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Find continuous $f$ s.t. $f(x,y)^2 = x^2$ ($f: H \to \mathbb{R}$, H connected)

(i) Show that a metric space M is connected if and only if every continuous integer-valued function on M is constant. (ii) Show that $H = \{(x, y) \in R^2 : x > 0\}$ is connected. By ...
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Prove that square metric on $\mathbb{R}$ is in fact a metric.

In Munkres's topology, he proves that square metric on $\mathbb{R}^n$ is in fact a metric. By the square metric, I mean this function: $P:\mathbb{R}^n\times \mathbb{R}^n \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ ...
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Easier proof of “countable hypocompactness”

I am interested in the following result, which appears as an old qual problem: Let $X$ be a metric space and $\{U_i\}$ a countable open cover. Prove that there exists a countable open refinement ...
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Does continuity of $f$ imply $f^{-1}(\bar A)\subset\overline{f^{-1}(A)}$?

I'm struggling to prove or disprove that the continuity of $f$ implies $f^{-1}(\bar A)\subset\overline{f^{-1}(A)}$. $f:X\to Y$ is a map between metric spaces $(X,d),(Y,d')$ while $\bar M$ denotes the ...
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Question about Boundary points of the sets in metric space

Let A be a metric spaces. Prove the following properties: The boundary of $A$ equals $A'-A$ The boundary of $A$ is the closed set. $A$ is closed if and only if it contains its boundary. Where ...
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Riemannian manifolds are metrizable?

I've seen lots of casual claims that Riemannian manifolds (even without assuming second-countability) are metrizable. In the path-connected case, we can use arc-length to create a distance function. ...
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Given an example of a metric space in which every sphere has two centers

This is a question from Wilansky "Topology for analysis", P.15 Prob. 103 Maybe I was thinking too Euclidean, I can't come up some other "centers" of the sphere :(
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The set of points where two continuous functions agree is closed.

I want to prove that if $f,g$ are continuous functions from a topological space $(X,\tau)$ to a metric space $(Y,d)$ then the set $$A = \{ x \in X : f(x) = g(x) \}$$ is closed. I found a very ...
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Ultrametric space of stochastic filtration

Let $\Omega$ be an arbitrary set and $(\mathscr F_t)_{t\in \Bbb R_+}$ be a non-decresing sequence of $\sigma$-algebras on $\Omega$ such that any subset of $\Omega$ is contained is some of them, that ...
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A metric on $\mathbb{N}$

Define a metric on $\mathbb{N}$ by fixing a prime, $p$, and setting $$d(x,y)=\begin{cases} 0 & x=y \\ p^{-k} & \text{otherwise} \end{cases}$$ where $p^k$ is the highest power of $p$ that ...
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Completeness of Locally Compact Metric Space and Group of Isometries

Let $X$ be a locally compact metric space, and suppose that the group of isometries of $X$ acts transitively. Show that $X$ is complete. (This is 2nd part of a problem. In first part I showed that for ...
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d' is finer than d on compact space $\implies$ $\forall \epsilon \ \ \exists \epsilon' \ \ \forall x \ B_{d'}(x,\epsilon') \subseteq B_d(x,\epsilon)$

This is my conjecture, but I guess I am missing the key idea for the proof (or my conjecture is wrong) Let d and d' be two metrics on a compact space $X$ ($X$ is compact with respect to both ...
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Definition of disc and open ball

I have the following definitions in my notes for arbitrary discs and open balls - $$D^n = \{x \in \mathbb{R^{n+1}}: ||x|| \le 1\}$$ $$B^n = \{x \in \mathbb{R^{n+1}}: ||x|| < 1\}$$ The ...
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Show that for any subsets $A,B\subset X$: (i):$d(A\bigcup B)\leq d(A)+d(B)+d(A,B)$ and (ii) $d(\bar A)=d(A)$

Let $d$ be a metric on $X$. Show that for any subsets $A,B\subset X$: (i) $d(A\cup B)\leq d(A)+d(B)+d(A,B)$ (ii) $d(\bar A)=d(A)$ I found this hard to prove because the diameter ...
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Is for open connected $U$ the set $U_\varepsilon$ for small $\varepsilon$ connected?

Let for an open connected subset $U\subset \mathbb R^n$ and a number $\varepsilon >0$: $$U_\varepsilon=\{x\in U: dist (x, \partial U)> \varepsilon \}.$$ Then $U_\varepsilon$ is open but in ...
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Connected $G_\delta$ non-singleton, proper subsets in a connected complete metric space with more than one point

This is a question related to my last; I have still not solved it. Maybe this one is easier: Suppose $X$ is a connected complete metric space with more than one point. Must $X$ contain a ...
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Connected open proper subsets of a connected complete metric space

Suppose $X$ is a connected complete metric space with more than one point. Must $X$ contain a non-singleton non-empty connected proper open subset?
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Order of refinement of an open covering of $X$, a metric space

If every finite open covering of a metric space $X$ has a refinement of order $\leqslant n$, is it true that every open covering does too? We say that a covering has order $n$ if $n$ is the largest ...
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The number of non-degenerate proper subcontinua in a non-degenerate continuum

A continuum is any compact connected metric space. A continuum is non-degenerate if it is not a single point. My question is thus this: How many non-degenerate proper subcontinua must a ...
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Proving the metric attains a minimum on a compact subset

Let $(X,d)$ be a complete metric space. Suppose $B \subset X$ is compact. Prove that for every $a\in X$ the minimum $\min_{b\in B} d(a,b)$ exists. I'm pretty sure you can do this by just using the ...
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Connected $G_\delta$ sets in a connected completely metrizable space with more than one point.

Suppose $(X,\tau)$ is a connected completely metrizable space with more than one point. Let $\mathbb{G}$ be the set of all connected $G_\delta$ subsets of $X$. And let $\mathbb{O}$ be the class of ...
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In a metric space a compact set is closed

I want to show the following: Let $X$ be a metric space. Show that every compact subset $Y$ of $X$ is closed. The idea is to show that $X\setminus Y$ is open. So, for any $x \in X\setminus Y$, I ...
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Do connected complete metric spaces always contain a path?

Does every connected complete metric space with more than one point contain a non-trivial path? The pseudo-arc is an example of a connected metrizable space without a path.
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Connected complete metric spaces with more than one point.

Does every connected complete metric space with more than one point have infinitely many closed balls? And is any closed ball in a connected complete metric space connected?
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What is the difference between a Metric Space and a Pseudo-Metric Space?

I was wondering if anyone had information that would help me better understand the difference, so that I can work better on: Interesting Metrics I took a look at Metric assuming the value infinity ...
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Showing that the minimum distance between a closed and compact set is attained

I have two subsets of $\mathbb{R}^n$, given by $K$ and $F$, $K$ is compact and $F$ is closed. I'm trying to show that $\inf\{ d(x,y) : x \in K, y \in F \}$ is attained. My ideas so far: I know that ...
Isometries from $\mathbb{R}$ to itself.
Prove that every isometry from $\mathbb{R}$ to itself is either $j_a$ or $i \circ j_a$. Here, $j_a$ is defined as $x\mapsto x+a$, and $i$ is defined by $x\mapsto -x$. Also, we're assuming the ...
I have a continuous map $f: X \to X$ on a compact metric space and I am trying to show that $inf \{ d(x,f(x)) : x \in X \}$ is attained. My thoughts so far are to use sequential compactness to obtain ...