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An open set in the space of bounded real sequences

Let $X$ denote the set of all bounded real sequences, equipped with the norm $\| (x_n)\|_\infty:= \sup\{|x_1|,|x_2|,|x_3|,\ldots\}$; Let $X_{++}$ denote the set of all bounded positive real sequences ...
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Proof of separability of Lp spaces

The following is a proof in Brezis book. It shows the separability of $L^{p}$ spaces: I have a few questions regarding the proof. Questions: It says 'it is easy to construct a function $f_{2} ...
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Which of the following sets are open (or closed)?

a.) $A:= \{(x_n)_{n\in \mathbb{N}} : x_n \in [0,1] \hspace{2mm}\text{for all}\hspace{2mm} n\in\mathbb{N}\}$ in $(l^\infty, \|\cdot\|_{\infty})$ and b.) $B:= \{f\in C([0,1]) : |f(t)-t|<1 ...
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Finite dimensional subspace of $C([0,1])$

Let $S$ be a subspace of $C([0,1])$, i.e. the continuous real functions on $[0,1]$. Assume that there exists $c>0$, such that $\|f\|_\infty\leq c \|f\|_2$, for all $f\in S$. Then $S$ must be ...
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Show that $L^1\subsetneq (L^\infty)^*$ [duplicate]

How does one show that $L^1\subsetneq (L^\infty)^*$? I am having trouble in this. Any help would be appreciated.
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Are $L_p$ spaces of functions with separable support separable?

Let $X$ be a separable space. Is $L_p$$(X, \mu, V)$ a separable space? Here, $(V, |\cdot|_V)$ is a normed space. And a norm of $L_p(X, \mu, V)$ is: $$ \|f\|=\left(\int_X \big(\vert f\rvert_V\big)^p ...
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Operator norm of a convolution

Consider the operator on $L^2(\Bbb R)$, $f\rightarrow f*g$, where $g\geq 0$ is some $L^1$ function. Show the operator is a bounded linear operator with operator norm equal to $||g||_1$. Showing ...
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Proving the $l_p$ space is complete.

I'm trying to prove $l_p$ spaces are complete. We have an $l_p$ space $W$. Let us take a cauchy sequence. There exists $N_0\in\Bbb{N}$ such that for $m,n>N_0$, $d(x^m,x^n)<\epsilon$. This ...
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A problem on the bounds of Lp-norms

Let $L>0$ and $\Omega$ be the set of all integrable functions from $[0,L]$ to $[0,+\infty]$. Also, Let $f\in \Omega$ such that $\left \| f \right \|_{1}=1$. Find the tightest possible bounds for: ...
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Distance of a function from a subspace

Let $f \in L^2([-a,a])$. Trying to find $\mathrm{dist}(f,S)$ in $L^2([-a,a])$ (where S is the subspace of real polynomials of max degree $2$, like $a+bx+cx^2$) and knowing that $\langle f,a\rangle=0$ ...
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Is $(l^1 ,\|.\|)$ a Banach space?

Suppose $x=\{x_n\}\in l^1$ and $\|x\|=\sup|\sum_{k=1}^{n}x_k|$, let $\|x\|_1=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}|x_n|$ is a norm for $l^1$ . Is $(l^1 ,\|.\|)$ a Banach space?
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Prove that the closed unit ball of $L^2[a,b]$ is closed in $L^1[a,b]$

Prove that the closed unit ball of $L^2[a,b]$ is closed in $L^1[a,b]$. My friends and I have literally been pouring over this problem for days now without success. We've been using Hölder's ...
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Two proofs concerning Hölder's inequality

I am studying functional analysis and I have come across two statements which can be proven by using Hölder's inequality, but I don't know how/why. Reminder: let $a\in l^p$ and $b\in l^q$, then: $$ ...
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On $L^p$ and $\ell^p$

If a continuous and infinitely differentiable function $f(x): \mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{C}$ is in $L^p$, is it also true that $f(n),\ n\in \mathbb{Z}$ is in $\ell^p$?
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Inequalities in $l_p$ norm

I'm having difficulty with the following problem. Any help would be appreciated. Problem: Consider the sequence spaces $l_p$ with the usual norm. If $1\le p\le q\le \infty$, I want to show the ...