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Show that $|d(m,n) -d(n,o) | \leq d(m,o)$ for a metric space

Problem Let $(M,d)$ be a metric space. Show that $$|d(m,n) - d(n,o)| \leq d(m,o) \ \forall m,n,o \in M$$ Since $(M,d)$ is a metric space I know it fufills the triangle inequality. So if I ...
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Is $(\omega \times \omega)^{\omega}\cong \omega \times \omega \times… \cong \omega^{\omega}$? Where “$\cong$” means homeomorphic.

I'm interested in the circumstances for when we can conclude that two ordinal spaces are homeomorphic by an examination of their written form. Specifically, I'm taking an ordinal space, say ...
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Special case of noetherian space

A topological space  is called Noetherian if it satisfies the descending chain condition for closed subsets. Now let $X $ be a topological space, and there exists a fix natural number $n $ such that ...
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Another question from Exercise 6d in section 50 in Munkres' textbook in Topology.

I have a question regarding exercise 6d in section 50 from Munkres' Topology textbook: Exercise 6c in section 50 Munkres' Topology textbook. Show that if $N=2m+1$, then $U_\epsilon(C)$ is dense ...
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Cantor-Bendixson rank of a first countable space

This question has been bothering me for quite a while, so let me ask it here. Is there a first-countable compact space $X$ with uncountable Cantor-Bendixson index? By a Cantor-Bendixson index I ...
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Countable connected spaces

I can not think of any countable connected subsets in $\mathbb{R}$ (with subspace topology).. Are there any such? Only countable subsets of $\mathbb{R}$ that i am familiar with is $\mathbb{Q}$ ...
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Does continuity in one variable and locally Lipschitz in another imply uniformity in the first?

I understand the definition of Lipschitz functions when talking of functions of single variables. However, I have trouble understanding it when it is a multivariable function. Suppose $ f(t,x):D ...
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composition of functions is continuous

Question is as follows : Let $X,Y,Z$ are metric Spaces Let $f:X\rightarrow Y$ be continuous map onto $Y$ and let $X$ be compact. Also $g:Y\rightarrow Z$ such that $g\circ f:X\rightarrow Z$ is ...
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Convergent Bounded Linear Maps

I'm not sure how to show that the composition of two convergent bounded linear maps converges to the composition of their limits. I've shown that the composition of bounded linear maps is a bounded ...
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topological invariance of being contained in a set of given dimension

Suppose $U$ is contained in $E^n$ ($n$-dimensional Euclidean space) and is homeomorphic to a set $V$ in $E^m$, where $m>n$. Is there a topological manifold in $E^m$ of dimension $n$ that contains ...
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Prove that the set $E = \{y ∈ Y : f(y) = g(y)\}$ (a.k.a. the coincidence set of $f$ and $g$) is closed in $Y$

The full question is: Let $X$ be a Hausdorff topological space. (i) Let $Y$ be a topological space and $f, g : Y → X$ be continuous functions. Prove that the set $$E = \{y ∈ Y : f(y) = g(y)\}$$ ...
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Fréchet derivative of $f(x) = x$

Im not sure how to find the Fréchet derivative of the function $f : \mathbb{X} \to \mathbb{X}$ given by $f(x) = x$, where $\mathbb{X}$ is a normed space. I'm not given the dimension of the normed ...
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Is every topological group the topological fundamental group of an space?

The fundamental group $\pi_{1}(X)$ of a path connected topological space $X$ is the image of $Hom(S^{1},X)$. So the fundamental group can be topologized with quotient topology where ...
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Showing the disjoint union topology is a topology

Let $A$ be a set and suppose that for all $\alpha \in A$, we have the topological space $X_\alpha$. Consider the set which is the disjoint union $$ X:=\coprod_{\alpha \in A} X_\alpha. $$ Let $\tau$ be ...
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An example of the set of distances of two points in two different closed sets having no infimum

On a problem set for my Analysis in Several Dimensions class (basically real analysis on multivariable functions), I encountered this question: Let $(X, d)$ be a metric space, let $C ⊂ X$ be a ...
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Is every compact metric space hereditarily separable?

Let $X$ be a compact metric space. I see why all open and closed subsets of $X$ are separable. But is every subset of $X$ necessarily separable? EDIT: Since $X$ is separable metric, it embeds into ...
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Does $X^{C_2} \simeq * \simeq X/{C_2}$ imply $X \simeq *$?

What the title says. Let $C_2$ be the cyclic group of order 2, and $X$ be a topological space with a $C_2$-action (acting continuously) such that both the quotient space $X/{C_2}$ and the subspace of ...
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If $X$ is a set and $\mathcal T$ is the discrete topology on $X$, is the following statement true

If $X$ is a set and $\mathcal T$ is the discrete topology on $X$, is the following statement true: $\{X\} \in \mathcal T$? I know that since $\mathcal T$ is a topology we know that $X ...
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Is one-point compactification of a space metrizable

Let $X$ be a locally compact Hausdorff space.Let $Y$ be the one-point compactification of $X$. Two questions are: Is it true that if $X$ has a countable basis then $Y$ is metrizable? Is it true ...
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Group theory: Intuition as to what a group is [duplicate]

In group theory the group is an algebraic structure consisting of a set which has elements associated with definite finitiary operations. Can an intuitive explanation be provided as to what this ...
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Why is the unit disc not a topological surface? [duplicate]

I am trying to prove that the unit disc $D^2$ is not a topological manifold. Clearly it is Hausdorff and second countable, so I think I should show that it is not locally Euclidean. The following is ...
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Ways to prove that two manifolds are $not$ ambient-isotopic to each other

I've just started learning basic topology and have just received an introduction to isotopy, so I apologize if this question appears trivial. What are some of the ways to prove that two manifolds are ...
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Intersections: Generator

Problem Given a set $\Omega$. Define the generator: $$\mathcal{A}\subseteq\mathcal{P}\Omega:\quad\delta\mathcal{A}:=\{A\cap A':A,A'\in\mathcal{A}\}$$ Then one obtains: ...
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What is boundary of $\mathbb{C}$? [closed]

What is boundary of $\mathbb{C}$? or $\partial \mathbb{C}$?
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Show that these metrics induces the same topology on X

Let $X$ be the set of positive integers. Let $d_1$ be the usual metric space on $X$ and $d_2$ be the discrete metric on $X$. Define $d_3:X\times X \rightarrow R$ by ...
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Explain “homotopy” to me [closed]

I have been struggling with general topology and now, algebraic topology is simply murder. Some people seem to get on alright, but I am not one of them unfortunately. Please, an answer I need is ...
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Exercise 6c in section 50 Munkres' Topology textbook.

The problem is as follows: Given $f: X \to \mathbb{R}^N$ and given compact subspace $C$ of $X$ ($X$ is locally compact Hausdorff space with a countable basis); let: $$U_\epsilon(C) = \{ f: ...
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Topological Continuous Functions and Non-Open Sets

Let us consider a function $\ \mathbf F $ defined from $\ \mathbf X $ to $\ \mathbf Y $ , where $\ \mathbf X $ and $\ \mathbf Y $ are topological spaces. Now by definition , a continuous function is ...
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Simply connectedness of spherical shell

Consider a spherical shell $U$ in $\mathbb{R}^3$(the open region between two spheres). I want to show that any closed curve in $U$ can be shrunk into a single point without leaving $U$. This exercise ...
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What does a variable superscript above a set mean?

I'm not entirely sure I've worded this correctly. An example of what I mean is... $$U = \{0,1\}^n$$ What is the meaning of the superscript?
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Show that a connected regular space having more than one point is uncountable

Two questions on which I am stuck: 1.Show that a connected normal space having more than one point is uncountable. 2.Show that a connected regular space having more than one point is uncountable. ...
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Describing the clopen sets of a profinite group

I've read somewhere that all clopen subsets of a profinite group $$G \simeq \varprojlim\left(G_i, f_{ij}:G_i \to G_j\right)_{i,j \in I}$$ are exactly the preimages of subsets of the $G_i$'s. It's easy ...
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Spaces homotopy equivalent to finite CW complexes

I'm doing a project about Topological Complexity (it doesn't matter what it is for the questions I will ask) and I have proofs for a few results about the bounds of the topological complexity of ...
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Prove closed disc $D^n$ is homeomorphic to the cone $CS^{n-1}$

I need to find a continuous surjective map from $D^n$ to $CS^{n-1}$. For 2 dimensions, we can use $$f: S^1 \times I /S^{1} \times \{1\} \rightarrow D^2$$ with $f(\theta,t) = (1-t)e^{i \theta}$ ...
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Does a map between topologies determine a map between sets?

Let $(X,\mathcal{A})$ and $(Y,\mathcal{B})$ be Hausdorff spaces. Consider a function \begin{equation*} \phi:\mathcal{B}\rightarrow \mathcal{A} \end{equation*} which preserves inclusion, arbitrary ...
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Is torus w. disc removed homotopic to klein bottle w. disc removed?

I know that homeomorhic spaces are homotopic, but am not sure if this applies, since I think they are not homeomorphic due to orientability. I know f and g are homotopic if they represent: ...
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The magic of the morphisms

Given a set $X$. Let $S\subseteq X$ and consider $(X,S)$ as a very simple mathematical structure, lets call it a spotted set in analogy with pointed sets. Given two spotted sets, then a morphism ...
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Differentiability of norm

Is a norm from any normed space $\mathbb{A}$ to $\mathbb{R}$ Frechet differentiable at zero? I've tried proving by contradiction that the norm is not Frechet differentiable at zero, but didn't get ...
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Showing that $\displaystyle\underset{n\rightarrow \infty}{\lim}\int_0^1 f_n = \int_0^1\underset{n\rightarrow \infty}{\lim} f_n$

How to solve the following task: Show that if $f_n$ is a sequence of uniformly converging mappings $f_n \in C[0,1]$, where $C[0,1]=\{f:[0,1]\rightarrow\mathbb{R} \;\mid\; f\; ...
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any sum of sets open\nullset is a set of the same form

I'm curious how can one prove that any sum of sets $G\setminus N$, where $G$ is open and the Lebesgue measure of $N$ is 0, is a set of the same form. it is easy for countable sums, but in general? ...
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Holonomic splitting

I am reading the book "Introduction to the h-Principle" by Eliashberg and Mishachev. At the moment I try to understand the Section 1.7 Holonomic splitting on page 12 but without success. I do not ...
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Conditions for a homeomorphism

In my topology notes the definition is given as: A function $f : X \rightarrow Y$ is said to be a homeomorphism if: $f$ is continuous, bijective, and moreover its inverse $f^{−1} : Y \rightarrow X$ ...
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Fundamental Property of Regular CW Complexes

$\newcommand{\R}{\mathbf R}$ For a cell $e$ in a CW complex, we write $\partial e$ to denote $\bar e-e$. Note that $\partial e$ may not be the topological boundary of $e$ in $X$. A CW complex ...
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Equivalent properties for a kind of relative compactness?

Let $X$ be a topological space and $Y \subseteq X$. Consider the following statements: (i) Every net in $Y$ has a cluster point in $X$. (ii) Every infinite subset of $Y$ has a complete accumulation ...
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Hybrid equivalence of Polynomial-like maps

I am reading Douady and Hubbards "On the dynamics of polynomial-like mappings". I am relatively new dynamics of complex maps, and I would appreciate some help with aspects of the following. ...
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Should a compact nbd of $p$ contain some open nbd containing $p$?

If some topological space $X$ is locally compact, then each point of $X$ has at least one compact neighborhood. The book I'm reading now doesn't mention if such compact neighborhood of a point should ...
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Proving $\mathbb{R}/\sim$ is homeomorphic to unit circle

Let $S$ be the unit circle in $\mathbb{C}$, standard topology. Define the equiv. rel. $\sim$ on $\mathbb{R}$ as $x\sim y\iff x - y\in\mathbb{Z}$. I would like to prove that $\mathbb{R}/\sim$ is ...
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The degree of a circle function

Does the degree of a circle function $f:S^1 \to S^1$ simply mean how many times the mapping of $f$ wraps around the $S^1$?
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Prove that the space $\Bbb R_K$ is not regular.

Prove that the space $\Bbb R_K$ is not regular. where the basic open sets on $\Bbb R_K$ is given by $\{(a,b):a,b\in \Bbb R\}\cup \{(a,b)-K\}$ where $K=\{\dfrac{1}{n}:n\in \Bbb Z_+\}$. ...
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If $x$ is an isolated point of $S \subseteq \mathbb{R}$, then $x$ is a boundary point of $S$. [duplicate]

Is the following proof valid? (Note: I know there is a post discussing this problem, but I am curious to see if my argument works). This problem is different from another post that is similar with ...