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Proof of convexity of a quadratic function

I have the next problem: If $f(x)$ is a quadratic function with n variables: $f(x) = 0.5$$\mathbf{x}^T$$A$$\mathbf{x}$$+$$\mathbf{b}$$^T$$\mathbf{x}$$+$$\mathbf{c}$ were $A$ is a symmetric matrix ...
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Can a non-convex set be partitioned into a set of nearly convex subsets? [closed]

Consider a non-convex bounded subset $S \subseteq \mathbb{R}^{n}$. Is it always possible to partition this set into a finite set of disjoint subsets \begin{equation} S = \bigcup_{i=1}^{n}s_i, \quad ...
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Convex open neighborhood of compact convex subset

I'm stuck on what ought to be a straightforward topology problem. Say $X$ is a compact convex subset of a locally convex space (everything in sight is assumed Hausdorff). Say $Y\subseteq X$ is a ...
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Continuity of a function in a locally convex topological space

I endow the space of bounded sequences with a locally convex topology $\tau$ such that $\tau$ is strictly finer than the product topology (the topology of pointwise convergence), $\tau_p$, and ...
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Decomposing continuous linear functionals on a locally convex space with 2 seminorms

Let $X$ be a locally convex topological vector space whose topology is defined by the seminorms $\rho_1$ and $\rho_2$. (Let us require that topological vector spaces be Hausdorff by definition.) If ...
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Does every LCS has a convex balanced local base?

Does every LCS--locally convex (topological vector) space has a convex balanced local base? Then it implies every LCS is topologized with a countable number of separating seminorms. So there seems ...
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Topological modules and relative homological algebra.

This question might be a bit dumb but I'm tired right now and this is just going over my head at the moment, in "The homology of Banach and topological algebras" Helemskii said that relative ...
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Weak* topology on Hilbert space

I am a little confused about the weak* topology on Hilbert space $H$. Beyond doubt, the weak* topology on $H^{**}$ is $\sigma(H^{**},H^*)$. Suppose $\tau$ is the natural embedding from $H$ onto ...
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Generalization of inner product spaces (analogue to uniform spaces/locally convex spaces)

In the following I am going to devise a chart of topological spaces that contains inner product spaces, normed vector spaces, metric spaces and other related spaces. In the end there will be a gap in ...
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If a line goes through the boundary of a convex set, does that line intersect with exactly two boundary points of the convex region?

I have found the following theorem that is often cited from the text Convex Figures by Yaglom and Boltyanskii: A bounded figure in $\mathbb{R}^2$ is convex iff every straight line passing through an ...
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Preserved properties through continuous linear maps

I just looked at the fact (at least according to Definition 2.8.1. in Distribution Theory by Friedlander et al.) that for $K_0\subseteq{\bf R}^{n(0)}$ compact, $\Omega_1\subseteq{\bf R}^{n(1)}$ open ...
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About locally convex Hausdorff topological vector space

Let $E$ be a locally convex Hausdorff topological vector space. Show that $E$ is isomorphic to a subspace of a product of normed spaces. All I know is that, if $E$ is locally convex Hausdorff, then ...
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Direct limits of locally convex spaces and embeddings

I was thinking about whether this positive result would hold in the category of locally convex spaces also... Here is what I got so far: The direct limit of a locally convex system consists of the ...
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Books on convex sets?

I'm looking for good books on convex sets. Idealy I'd like an introductory text AND a more advanced one. Appart from basic definitions and the like I have no background on the topic.
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Is the dual space of all Radon measures the space of signed measures on a $\delta$-ring?

Consider the Banach space $C_c(\mathbb{R})$ of continuous functions with compact support equipped with the uniform norm $||f||_\infty := \sup_{x \in \mathbb{R}} |f(x)|$. Then it is known (Riesz ...
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Geometrical meaning of a face

Let $(X,P)$ be a locally convex space, $K$ a compact, convex subset of $X$. A face $F$ of K is a nonempty, compact, convex subset of $K$ s.t. $$\forall y,z\in K \,\forall t\in(0,1) \left[ (1-t)y + tz ...
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Continuity of the dual product reloaded

Let $X$ be a Banach space with topological dual $X^*$. Then the dual product $(x,x^*)\in X\times X^*\to x^*(x)\in\mathbb{R}$ is strongly$\times$strongly continuous in $X\times X^*$. That does not ...
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A Problem on Locally Convex Spaces

In the book A Course in Functional Analysis by Conway, there is the following problem: Problem. Let $ X $ be a completely regular topological space, and let $ C(X) $ denote the set of all ...
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Continuity of the dual product

Let $X$ be a Banach space with topological dual $X^*$. Then the dual product $$ (x,x^*)\in X\times X^*\to x^*(x)\in\mathbb{R} $$ is strongly$\times$strongly continuous on $X\times X^*$, mainly because ...
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Is there such thing as an unnormed vector space?

I learned about Banach spaces a few weeks ago. A Banach space is a complete normed vector space. This of course made me wonder: are there unnormed vector spaces? If there are, can anyone please ...
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Regarding embeddings of locally convex spaces

If $f:E\rightarrow E'$ is a linear embedding of locally convex topological vector spaces, and $A\subseteq E$ open and convex, can we always find $A'\subseteq E'$ open and convex sucht that ...
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Closedness of convex sets in a locally convex space

Let $C$ be a convex subset of a locally convex topological vector space. Consider the properties: a) $C$ is closed. b) $C$ is weakly closed. c) $C$ is weakly sequentially closed. d) $C$ is ...
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Topology on the space of test functions

I try to read into the theory of distributions and there is one thing which bothers me. I read that a distribution is a linear, continuous functional from the space of test functions, which, depending ...
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Is the algebraic interior relatively open in a closed convex set?

I am struggling with proving or disproving the following: Let $X$ be a locally convex space and let $C\subset X$ be closed convex with non-empty algebraic interior which we denote by $C^i$ (recall ...
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Strong convexity on sets?

Consider the definition of convex functions: $$ f(tx+(1-t)y) \le t f(x)+(1-t)f(y) $$ It is easy to show the definition of the convexity on sets with respect to the above definition (Specifically for ...
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How to show that the vertices of a convex hull are given by these specific subsets…

We work over $\mathbb{R}^N$. Let $V$ be the corners of the unit cube $[0,1]^N$, or equivalently the set of vectors whose coordinates take values $0$ or $1$. Let $d:\{0, \ldots, N\} \to \mathbb{R}_+$ ...
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When is the normal cone to a closed convex set in a locally convex set maximal monotone?

Let $X$ be a locally convex set with the following property: (P) $\forall C\subset X$ closed convex, the normal cone $N_C$ is maximal monotone as a multi-valued operator from $X$ to its topological ...
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Existence of a Frechet topology on the dual of a barreled space

I have a Hausdorff separated locally convex barreled space $(X,\tau)$ with topological dual $X^*$. My questions are: $Q_1$ Is there a topology $\tau^*$ on $X^*$ that is finer than the weak-star ...
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Uniqueness of projection in a Banach space

Let $X$ be a Banach space, $M$ be a subspace of $X$ and $x \in X$ be any vector in $X$. Consider $\displaystyle \hat{x}_M=\arg \inf_{m\in M}\|x - m\|$. Under what conditions for $l_p$ norms $p = ...
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Proving a point is a local minimum

I have a rather basic question. I have a function $f:R \rightarrow R$, and I want to show a point, $x^*$, is local minimum, i.e., $f(x^*+\delta) \geq f(x^*), \ \delta \to 0$. I can show that: $f(x^* ...
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Direct sum decomposition of vector spaces and their tensor powers

Let $V$ be a locally convex vector space and let $U$ be a finite-dimensional subspace of $V$. The Hahn-Banach theorem guarantees that there exists a closed subspace $W$ of $V$ such that $$V=U\oplus ...
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Relation between $\text{Hom}_{\mathsf{Alg}_{\mathbb{R}}}(\mathcal{C}^\infty(M),A) $ and $ X \otimes_\mathbb{R} A$?

This question is a little bit of a shot in the dark, but maybe someone stumbled over it before... Let $M$ be a (simply connected) smooth manifold modelled on a locally convex space $X$ over ...
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Is the below formula equivalent?

$K$ is a simplicial complex: Is $\{\sigma \in K | \sigma \cap conv(\{a, b\}) = \emptyset\}$ equivalent to $\{ \sigma \in K | \sigma \cap \{ a \} = \emptyset \} \cap \{ \sigma \in K | \sigma \cap \{ ...
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Isomorphism between $C^\infty_0(B_1)$ and $\mathscr{S}(\mathbb{R}^n)$

Background: Related question I am trying to prove, that the countably-normed spaces $C^\infty_0(B_1)$ on the open unit ball (i.e. function and all derivatives vanish at the boundary) in ...
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Condition under which a locally convex topological vector space becomes a normed linear space

Is this true that a locally convex topological (Hausdorff) vector space becomes a normed space when its local base has only one element, so only one Minkowski functional and so only one seminorm and ...
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Motivation for the notion of locally convex topological vector space

Is the only motivation for the notion of locally convex topological vector space that the local bases have some nice property i.e. convex, balanced, absorbing ?
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Locally convex topological vector space using semi norms

Given a vector space and a family of semi-norms defined on it, I have to prove that it becomes a locally convex topological vector space. To prove that it becomes a locally convex space I have to ...
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Nuclearity of $\mathscr{S}$

I have big problems proving that the Schwartz Space $\mathscr{S}(\mathbb{R}^n)$ together with the topology induced by the family $$ \|\varphi\|_{p}:=\sup_{x\in \mathbb{R^n}}\sup_{|\alpha|\leq ...
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Inductive Limit of directed locally convex Frechet Spaces

Let $\Phi=\bigcup_{i\in \mathbb{N}}\Phi_i$ be the inductive limit of an upwardly directed set of countably-seminormed spaces (i.e. the locally convex topology is given by a countable family of ...
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Local convexity of the topology of weak convergence of probability measures

Let $X$ be a Polish or standard Borel space, and $\mathcal P(X)$ be the space of all Borel probability measures on $X$ endowed with the topology of weak convergence. I am thinking of using ...
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A question Kolmogrov's generalized inequality for projection onto convex sets

Kolmogrov's inequality says that, if $C$ is a convex set, and $P_C(x)$ is an operator for projecting point $x$ into the convex set $C$, if $z = P_C(x)$, then for any $y \in C$ we have $$ (z - y).(x - ...
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Uniform convex space

Please I want to know if this space $$H^1_{0,p}([0,+\infty))=\lbrace u, u\in AC([0,+\infty)), u(0)=u(+\infty)=0,\sqrt{p}u'\in L^2\rbrace$$ where $p>0$, $p\in L^1((0,+\infty))$ ...
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Topology Book including specific aspects

I am looking for a basic book about Topology (maybe also a bit of Functional analysis but basically Topology) including the following points (in addition to the basic points): $\bullet$ Seminorms ...
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Is $\sqrt{x}$ concave?

I have function $f(x)= \sqrt(x)$. To check is it concave or convex i am checkin $f''(x). $ Which is $ -\frac{1}{4x^{\frac{3}{2}}} < 0$ So the $f(x)$ is concave. Is it correct ? And is is the same ...
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Strong Integral

Is there a strong(!) notion of integral that can face all of those issues: Singularities Decay Modes Oscillations Measure Spaces Locally Convex Spaces For example combining decay modes with ...
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Differential calculus on locally convex spaces

For real finite dimensional vector spaces $V,W,Z$, i know that a map $f:V \times W \to Z$ is smooth if the maps $f(v,.)$ and $f(.,w)$ are for every $v\in V, w \in W$. Does the same thing hold for ...
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Please verify this definition of locally convex vector space

A locally convex vector space is a vector space $V$ equipped with a family $P$ of separating semi-norms. Is this a correct definiton? So to determine whether a norm induces a locally convex topology ...
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Locally convex topological vector space

In $C(\mathbb{R})$ space we define two families of seminorms: $p_x(f)=|f(x)|$ where $ x\in\mathbb{Q}$ and $q_x(f)=|f(e^x)|$ where $ x \in \mathbb{R}$ I have to check if above families induce locally ...
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The closed graph theorem for Banach spaces isn't true. True?

I'm reading through some functional analysis lecture notes and there the closed graph theorem was stated in the following form: Let $X$ be a Baire locally convex space and $Y$ a Frechet space. If ...
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($\forall x\in E_1 \exists y\in E_2: f_1(x_1)=f_2(x_2))\ \Longrightarrow \ x \mapsto y$ continuous

I'm reading through some notes on functional analysis where on a couple of occasion we where in the following setting: $E_1$ and $E_2$ are two Frechet spaces and $f_i:E_i \rightarrow F$ two ...