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How do I prove that this product space is normal?

Let $A$ be a compact subspace of $\mathbb{R}^2\setminus\{0\}$. Let $C$ be a connected component of $\mathbb{R}^2\setminus A$. Define $D=C\cup A$. How do I prove that $D\times [0,1]$ is normal? I ...
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Why is every point in an open interval $(a,b)$ not a limit point?

If I have an open interval $\Bbb R\supset A=(a,b)$ then I can pick any $x:a<x<b$ and make a ball with center $x$ which contains a point inside the interval. However, this article from proofwiki ...
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Can we parameterize a topological space?

It has been few months since I started doing topology . There was this idea which struck me a few days ago . For example the parametrization of a line is $$x=qv+a,$$ where $t$ is the parameter. ...
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Are Homogenous countable complete metric spaces always discrete?

Let $M$ be a countable complete metric space such that the group of isometries of $M$, $Iso(M)$ acts transitively on the points in $M$. Does it follow that the topology induced by the metric is the ...
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Definition of Equivalent Norms

Two norms $F,G$ are equivalent when there are constants $a,b$ such that $aF \le G \le bF$. I'm reading about this idea, and so far I've seen that equivalence of norms implies that the underlying ...
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Dedekind Construction Of Real Numbers

If we define Dedekind-real numbers as Dedekind cuts, i.e. $\sqrt 2 = \{\text{rationals less than }\sqrt2\} \cup \{\text{rationals more than } \sqrt2\}$, can we define addition and multiplication of ...
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Euclidean Spaces: Embedding

Given the real line $\mathbb{R}$ and plane $\mathbb{R}^2$. Are there maps: $$\eta\in\mathcal{C}(\mathbb{R}^2,\mathbb{R}),\vartheta\in\mathcal{C}(\mathbb{R},\mathbb{R}^2):\quad ...
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Is Heisenberg group Euclidean?

I'm reading an article speaking about Heisenberg group $\mathbb H^n$ and some of its properties. Now, I have some questions to ask, hoping to be clear enought. Reading the introduction I've ...
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Functorial properties of the compact open topology.

Let $X,Y,Y'$ be topological spaces and $A\subseteq Y$ a subspace. Every set of continuous maps is equipped with the compact-open topology. Is the canonical map ...
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Is $\mathbb R^N$ an $C$-distinguished topological space?

I am reading a paper which has some complicated construction on a Hausdorff topological space called $C$-distinguished topological space. The paper says that a $C$-distinguished topological space $X$ ...
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Is $\mathcal P(X)$ connected when $(X,\mathcal P(X),m)$ is a measure space and $P(X)$ is equipped with the metric $d(A,B) =m(A\Delta B)$?

Is $\mathcal P(X)$ connected when $(X,\mathcal P(X),m)$ is a measure space and $P(X)$ is equipped with the metric $d(A,B) =m(A\Delta B)$? Think when we look at the equivalence classes of almost ...
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Topologies on the collection of $\sigma$-algebras

Let $X$ be a non-empty set and let $\mathfrak S$ be the collection of all $\sigma$-algebras on $X$. That is, a typical element $\mathscr S\in\mathfrak S$ is a $\sigma$-algebra on $X$. For example, ...
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How are the pseudo-Riemannian metric tensor properties restricted by the manifold topology in pseudo-Riemannian manifolds?

My understanding is that a pseudo-Riemannian metric tensor induces a topology that is not compatible with the manifold topology, and obviously the manifold topology prevails if we are to have a ...
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Why formulate continuity in terms of pre-images instead of image?

I wanted to discuss my intuition of why we formulate the concept of continuity in terms of pre-image of open set is open instead of images for example if we consider $f(x) = c$ where $c$ is some ...
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Is a space compact iff it is closed as a subspace of any other space?

I am trying to come up with an alternate definition of a compact topological space that coincides with the usual one. Sorry if my topology is a little rusty. My proposed alternative definition is ...
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Are compact spaces characterized by “closed maps to Hausdorff spaces”?

It is well known that any continuous map from a compact space to a Hausdorff space must be a closed map. Does this fact characterize compactness? That is, if for a space $X$, every continuous map to ...
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Specific question on $l^p$ spaces and its dual in weak * topology

I am covering now Lp spaces in my summer real analysis course and this problem from Folland related to the dual of Lp stumped me hard, it is problem 19 chapter 6 reads as follows: We define $ ...
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Proving that $S^c=\left\{f(x)\in C^2[0,1]\;\Big\vert\; \int_{0}^{1}f(x)dx > 3\right\}$ is open in $C^2[0,1]$ with a specific metric

I am trying to prove that $$S^c=\left\{f(x)\in C^2[0,1]\;\Big\vert\; \int_{0}^{1}f(x)dx > 3\right\}$$ is open in $C^2[0,1]$ with the metric $d$ given by $$ d(f,g)=\sup_{x \in [0,1]}|f(x)-g(x)|+ ...
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Completeness of ${C^2[0,1]}$ with under a specific metric

Prove that ${C^2[0,1]} $ (set of two times differentiable functions)is complete with metric: $$d(f,g)=\sup_{x \in [0,1]}|f(x)-g(x)|+ \sup_{x \in [0,1]}|f'(x)-g'(x)| + \sup_{x \in ...
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Feedback on my solution “Determine a set compact or not”

Let $X :=\{(x_1,0,x_2) \in \mathbb{R^3}, x_1, x_2 \in \mathbb{R}\}$ $\mathcal{T}$ be subsapce topology coming from standard topology on $\mathbb{R^3}$. My answer is that it's compact. Reason: Define ...
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Homeomorphisms of X form a topological group

So I'm just learning about the compact-open topology and am trying to show that for a compact, Hausdorff space ,$X$, the group of homeomorphisms of $X$, $H(X)$, is a topological group with the compact ...
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Questions about the Identification Topology and Equivalence Class from “Introduction to Topology” by Mendelson

I am currently reading Introduction to Topology by Bert Mendelson, and I have some questions regarding the topic on Identification Topology in his book. Let $(X,\tau)$ and $(Y,\gamma)$ be topological ...
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Topologically distinguishing Mobius Strips based on the number of half-twists

We can distinguish between a (closed) Mobius strip and 'regular' (untwisted) strip by examining the set of points which have no neighborhood homeomorphic to a disk (intuitively, the 'boundary' of the ...
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What are the universally effective epimorphisms of topological spaces?

An effective epimorphism in a category is a morphism that is the coequaliser of its kernel pair, and a universally effective epimorphism is a morphism $f : X \to Y$ such that, for every pullback ...
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How do I show that this topology on this linearly-ordered set is regular?

Given some linear ordered set $X$, we define a topology by the basis: all sets of the form $(a,b)$ or $(a,\infty)$ or $(-\infty,b)$, where $a,b \in X$. I need to prove that this topology is regular, ...
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Normal subgroups of free groups: finitely generated $\implies$ finite index.

I am looking at what should be a simple exercise in geometric group theory. I have reduced the problem to just completing an exercise from Hatcher, Section 1.B page 87: 7. If $F$ is a finitely ...
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“Wheel Theory”, Extended Reals, Limits, and “Nullity”: Can DNE limits be made to equal the element “$0/0$”?

"Wheels" are a little-known kind of algebraic structure: They modify the concept of a field or a ring in such a way that division by any element is possible, including division by zero, while also ...
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Circloid with non-empty interior

By a "circloid" I mean a continuum in the plane which separates the plane into exactly two components and minimal with respect to these properties, i.e. has no proper subcontinuum which separates the ...
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What star domain has a non-star-domain interior?

Definition: We call a subset $S$ of $\mathbb{R}^n$ a star domain (or star-shaped) if there exists a point $x_0 \in S$ such that for every $x \in S$, the line segment $\overline{x_0x}$ is contained ...
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Dense Domain: Preimage

Given Banach spaces $X$ and $Y$. Regard a bounded operator: $$A\in\mathcal{B}(X,Y)\implies A\in\mathcal{C}(X,Y)$$ Then for dense sets: $$W\leq Y:\quad \overline{W}=Y\implies\overline{A^{-1}W}=X$$ ...
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Lang's treatment of product of Radon measures

Let $X$ be a locally compact Hausdorff space. We denote by $\mathcal B(X)$ the $\sigma$-algebra of Borel sets of $X$. A positive Radon measure $\mu$ on $X$ is a measure defined on $\mathcal B(X)$ with ...
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Prove that a finite union of closed sets is also closed (using limit points)

Let $F_i$ be a family of closed sets, then we know that $\bigcup_{i=1}^nF_i$ is closed. Proving that statement is equivalent to proving: If $p$ is a limit point of $\bigcup_{i=1}^nF_i$ then ...
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Cylinder and Möbius strip as fiber bundles: trivializations and cocycles

I know that this question has already been asked, but I couldn't find a clear answer. I have to show that the cylinder and the Möbius strip are fiber bundles over $S^1$ with fiber an open interval ...
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Plotting Distance Constrained Points on a Plane

Does anybody know of some algorithmic way to tell if it is possible to plot a set of distance constrained points on a cartesian plane. Or, better still, a method to determine the minimum number of ...
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Problem in showing that a sequence is a Cauchy sequence on a space with the integral metric.

I'm having difficulty following what is going on and understanding parts in the following example. It is quite similar to an example I posted before (Changing of the limits of integration with the ...
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denseness of polynomials in bounded borel measurable functions

Let $K\subseteq \mathbb{R}$ be compact, consider $B(K)$ the set of all bounded borel measurable functions $f:K\to \mathbb{C}$ and endow $B(K)$ with the uniform norm, so you obtain a Banach space. My ...
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If $A\subseteq\Bbb R$ is nonempty with $|A|\ge 2$, then $A$ totally disconnected $\iff A^\circ=\emptyset$.

In the course of working on an exercise, I came up with the claim given in the title. Just looking for verification. $\underline{\text{Claim: } A\text{ is totally disconnected}\iff ...
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Infimum is a continuous function, compact set

Let $f: X \times Y \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be a continuous map. Show that if $Y$ is compact then the function $g: X \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ defined by $g(x) = \inf \{f(x,y): y \in Y\}$ is also ...
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Why is the topology on $\mathbb{R}$ formed by the basis $[a,b)$ normal?

Why is the topology on $\mathbb{R}$ formed by the basis $[a,b)$ normal? I need to prove that two disjoint closed sets are contained wtihin two open disjoint sets. First, I tried to understand how a ...
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Approximating nice functions with wild ones

Let $X$ and $Y$ be toplogical spaces, and call a function $f:X\to Y$ wild if the preimage $f^{-1}(\{y\})$ is dense in $X$ for every $y\in Y$ -- or, equivalently, if the image of every nonempty open ...
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Are there an infinite number of open balls in an open set in a metric space?

Let's start off by recalling the definition of an open set in a metric space: A set $A$ in a metric space $(X,d)$ is open if for each point $x\in A$ there is a number $r\gt0$ such that $B_r(x)\subset ...
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The convergence of different metrics on the same space

The following example is from my notes, and I would like clarification on some wider points connected to it, namely about extensions from what we understand metrics and metric spaces to be. It follows ...
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If $A$ is path connected, then $\bar A$ is path connected?

I know the topologist's sine curve serves as a counter example. But how do I show that $A = \{(x, \sin (1/x)): 0<x\le 1\}$ is path connected?
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Is there a simple way of visualising the direct limit of the cyclic subgroups of a group?

By way of background to this question, I am interested in the properties of direct limits. They are usually defined in terms that assume there is an underlying directed poset, but according to ...
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Limits of Topological Vector Spaces

Let $X, Y_1, Y_2, \cdots$ be a sequence of topological vector spaces, and let $f_n : X \to Y_n$ be a sequence of continuous linear maps. Define the product space $\mathcal Y_N := Y_1 \times \cdots ...
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Understanding of the topology of pointwise convergence

Let $X$ be a set, $Y$ be a topological space, and $F$ be a set of functions from $X$ into $Y$. The weak topology on $X$ induced by $F$ is defined as the smallest topology $T$ on $X$ for which each ...
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Is the following a characterization of $\Bbb Q\cap\cal C$, where $\cal C$ is the Cantor set?

Let $A$ be an ordered set, with the following properties: $A$ is countable $A$ has a least and greatest element Between any two points with successors are points without successors; between any two ...
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Topology on compactly supported smooth functions

I'm confused by a set of lecture notes I'm reading and would like help in understanding what's going on. First, there is the following nice theorem. Theorem. The topology of a locally convex space is ...
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Specific problem on Radon measures from Folland's real analysis on $ C_0(X) $

Hello all I am trying to understand the concept of $ C_0(X) $ within the concept of Radon measures as presented in Folland's real analysis chapter 7, so far so good right until I came across problem ...
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Subsets of R2 that are convex, closed, and have non-empty interiors?

Can someone give me some guidance with this problem? Thanks. Suppose that $A, B \subset \mathbb{R}$ are convex, closed, and have non-empty interiors. Prove that $A, B$ are the closure of their ...