Metric spaces are sets on which you can measure the "distance" between any two points. The distance measurement is generally required to be symmetric (so distance from $A$ to $B$ is the same as distance from $B$ to $A$), positive for two distinct points, and obeying the triangle inequality.

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Closure of an open ball equal to the closed ball

If $X$ is a discrete space (metric). Then the closure of a open ball $B_1(x)=\{x\}$ is $B_1(x)=\{x\}$, and the closed ball is $X$, therefore do not coincide. You know another example such that: ...
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Prove that $E$ is disconnected iff there exists two open disjoint sets $A$,$B$ in $X$

Let $(X,d)$ be a metric space. Prove that $E$ is disconnected iff there exists two open disjoint sets $A$,$B$ in $X$ such that $E\cap A\neq\emptyset, E\cap B\neq \emptyset$ and $E\subset A\cup B$. ...
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how is this proof about distance in metric spaces is wrong?

Let $A,B \subseteq \mathbb{R}^d$ be non-empty sets. Define their distance to be $$ d(A,B) = \inf \{ ||x-y|| : x \in A, \; \; y \in B \} $$ For any $A,B$, do we have that $d(A,B) = d( \overline{A}, ...
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Prove that every pseudocompact metric space is compact

This is from Real Mathematical Analysis by Pugh, problem 2.85(a). I've seen proofs but they've used concepts that haven't been covered up to this point, like the Tietze extension theorem, metrizable ...
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When does the quotient metric reduce to the infimum of the distances of only two points?

Given a metric space $X$ and an equivalence relation $\sim$, the quotient (pseudo-)metric on $X/\sim$ is defined as follows: $d'([x],[y]) = \inf \left \{ d(p_1,q_1) + d(p_2,q_2) + ... + ...
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An (extended) semimetric on surfaces

Given a smooth surface $S \subseteq \mathbb{R}^3$, like the surface of sphere, we can define the following extended semimetric $d : S^2 \to [0, \infty]$, where $$ d(x,y) = \inf\{\lVert x - p\rVert + ...
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Kullback-Leibler $KL(p,q)\neq KL(q,p)$

I'm doing a course of Artificial Intelligence and in my homework I must to provide a counter example to show that the Kullback-Leibler distance is not a symmetric function of its arguments: $$ ...
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Pointwise convergence on a complete metric space

Let $ f_n :X \rightarrow R $ be sequence of continuous function on complete metric space $(X,d)$, which convergence pointwisely to $ f: X\rightarrow R $ mean that $ f_n(x)\rightarrow f(x)$ $ ...
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Discontinuous function on Q

let $ f_n :X \rightarrow R $ be sequence of continuous function on complete metric space $(X,d)$, which convergence pointwisely to $ f: X\rightarrow R $ mean that $ f_n(x)\rightarrow f(x)$ $ ...
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When is a function space a Fréchet space?

Let $Q$ be a space of indices, and let $(V, |\cdot|)$ be a Banach space of values. Define the function space $X = C(Q,V)$, and equip it with the topology generated by seminorms $\|x\|_D := \sup_{d \in ...
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Is there a non-complete and non-separate metric space?

Is there a (non-trival) non-complete and non-separate metric space? Some notions are here: math.stackexchange.com/questions/182316.
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On local rings $(R,m)$ having a metrizable $m$-adic topology

If $R$ is a local ring with maximal ideal $m$ and the intersection of powers of $m$ is $0$, then the $m$-adic topology is metrizable. Is there a condition on $R$ assuring that the metric space so ...
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Finding an isometry given the distance between points

If $A,B,C,D \in \mathbb{R}^n$, such that $d(A,B)=d(C,D)$, then exists an isometry $f:\mathbb{R}^n\rightarrow \mathbb{R}^n $, such that $f(A)=C, f(B)=D$. Thanks a lot for the help.
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Completeness of metric space induced by outer measure (similar to Nikodym metric)

Let $S_\mu$ be a semi-ring of subsets of $X$ and $\mu$ be a $\sigma$-additive measure on $S_\mu$. Let $\mu^*$ be the induced outer measure on $P(X)$. Define a relation $\sim$ on $P(X)$ by ...
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Constructing a metric for a metrizable space.

I am an electrical engineering PhD student, not a formally educated mathematician. I could prove that the main space I am using in my dissertation is metrizable (using Urysohn's metrization ...
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Show that the distance between these two sets is not bounded.

I have a homework question that asks: "Consider the curve $\gamma : [1, \infty] \to \mathbb{R}^2$ defined by $\gamma (t) = \langle t \cos (\ln t), t \sin (\ln t) \rangle$. Show that this curve is ...
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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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Is this case possible (hedgehog metric, colinearity)

My topology class was asked to prove that the hedgehog metric was indeed a metric (the details are irrelevant for my question). This does not concern the proof itself, but rather the structure of the ...
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Does this have a name (metric space related measure of closeness)?

Consider a metric space $(M,d)$, and let $D: M \times M \to \mathbb{R}_+$ be a measure of similarity on it, so that $D(x,y)$ is large when $x$ and $y$ are close (i.e., $d(x,y)$ is small). Consider a ...
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Bounded Lipschitz Metric on Space of Positive Measures

The bounded Lipschitz metric ($d_{BL}$) metrizes the weak convergence of probability measures on $\mathbb{R}$ with respect to bounded continuous test functions $C^0_b(\mathbb{R})$ $$d(\mu, \nu) = ...
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Is this proof that every convergent sequence is bounded correct?

I've tried the following proof that a convergent sequence is bounded but I'm not sure if it is correct or not. Let $(M,d)$ be a metric space and suppose $(x_k)$ is a sequence of points of $M$ that ...
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Let $x=(x_n)$ be a Cauchy sequence in a metric space $X$ having a convergent subsequene

Let $x=(x_n)$ be a Cauchy sequence in a metric space $X$ having a convergent subsequene $x\sigma=(x_{\sigma_n})$ where $\sigma:\mathbb N\to\mathbb N$ is strictly increasing. Then $(x_n)$ is ...
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Metric on the set of CDFs with finite p-th moment

Let $\mathcal{F}_p$, $p \ge 1$, be the set of all cumulative distribution functions of real valued random variables whose $p$-th moment is finite. I'm looking for a metric on $\mathcal{F}_p$ and ...
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Distance between sets in a partial metric space

How can we define distance between two sets say, $A$ and $B$ in a partial metric space $(X, p)$? Will it be non-symmetric as in the case of a metric $d$, i.e.; we have $d(A, B)$ not equal to $d(B, A)$ ...
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Pseudo norm-exercice

Let $f$ be a measurable function with finite values almost everywhere. We put $$N_0(f) = \displaystyle\int \dfrac{|f|}{1 + |f|} d \mu.$$ We denoted by $L^0$ the set of measurable functions $f$ such ...
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convergence in metric space

Let $C[-1, 1]$ be the space of continuous functions equipped with the metric $(f, g) = \displaystyle\max_{x \in [-1, 1]} |f(x)-g(x)|$. Consider the sequence $(f_n)$ of functions $f_n : [-1, 1] \to ...
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Regarding nowhere dense subsets and their measure.

A while ago it was made clear that a nowhere dense subset $P \subset [0;1]$ whose Lebesgue measure $\mu(P) = \mu([0;1]) = 1$ doesn't exist. But is it possible in principle to define a nowhere dense ...
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Space of functions that are everywhere differentiable

Define the space $\beta^1([a,b])$ as the space of functions $f : [a,b] \mapsto \Bbb R$ which are everywhere differentiable and whose derivative $f'$ is a bounded function. One equips this space with ...
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For a family of functions $F\subset C(X)$ in the metric space $(C(X),d)$, if $F$ is compact on compact subsets of $X$, then $F$ is compact on $X$

The problem as stated in the title isn't quite correct. Let $X$ be a topological space. What I have is a family of functions $F\subset C(X)$ in the metric space $(C(X),d)$ which on compact subsets ...
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For any point $ a $ of a compact subset $ S $ of a metric space, prove that there exists a nearest point $ c $ to $ a $.

Let $S$ be a compact subset of $X$. Define a metric space $(X, p).$ Prove that for any point $a\in X$, there exists a nearest point $c$ in $S$ to $a$. Moreover, $c$ in $S$ such that $p(c,a)\leq ...
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Pearson correlation and metric properties

Assuming that the data set was $z$-standardized to zero mean and unit variance (also assuming that it does not contain constant vectors). Then Pearson's r reduces to Covariance: $$\rho(X,Y) := ...
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How to prove this result about this space of sequences?

Let $s$ denote the metric space of all sequences of real or complex numbers with the following metric: $$ d( (\xi_j), (\eta_j) ) := \sum_{j=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{2^j} \frac{|\xi_j - \eta_j|}{ 1 + ...
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How to prove the metric which defined by supremum of all semi-metric?

Define the function $f:X\times X \to R$ by $d(x,y)=\sup\{d_i(x,y):i\in I\}$, when each $d_i$ is a pseudometric; $d_i(x,y)=0$ need not imply $x=y$; for every $i$ in a directed set $(I,\leq)$ and $X$ is ...
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A question about a metric on $\mathbb{R}^\mathbb{N}$

Consider the metric space $(\mathbb{R}^{\mathbb{N}},d)$ where for $x,y\in\mathbb{R}^\mathbb{N}$ $$ d(x,y) = \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} 2^{- n} \frac{\bigvee_{k\leq n}\left|x_k-y_k\right|}{1 + \bigvee_{k\leq ...
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Showing a differential equation has a unique solution in $C[0, 1]$

Show that $$F(f)(t) = t^2 + \frac{t}{3}f(t) + \frac{1}{5}\int_0^t e^uf(u) du$$ is a contraction on $(C[0, 1), d_u)$. Deduce that the differential equation $$(15 − 5t)\frac{df}{dt} = (5 + 3e^{t})f + ...
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Prove metric space…

Let $l=\{(a_n)_{n \in ℕ}|a_n \in \Bbb R \text{ and } \sup|a_n|<\infty\}$ If $a=(a_n)$ and $b=(b_n)$ are in $l$, define a metric on $l$ by $$d(a,b)=\sup_{n \in \Bbb N}|a_n-b_n|$$ Prove that $d$ is ...
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Reference for the characterization of completeness for metric spaces

I have the following criteria for the completeness of a metric space that I want to use in some research paper. Let $(X,d)$ be a metric space. The following conditions are equivalent: (1) $X$ ...
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Convergence of a function in a metric space to its metric

Given a metric space $(\mathbb{A},d)$ with a metric $d$ being the Euclidean metric, if $\lim_{t \rightarrow \infty}||A_{t+1}-A_t||\rightarrow 0$ is a convergent sequence where $A$ is a matrix with the ...
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What is the correct distance measure for the (anti) de-Sitter space?

Given these two expressions 1) $\sinh{d}=\frac{\sqrt{t^2−x^2}}{\sqrt{1−(t^2−x^2)}}$ 2) $\sin{d}=\frac{\sqrt{t^2−x^2}}{\sqrt{1+(t^2−x^2)}}$ for distance $d$ from the origin $(0,0)$ to point $(x,t)$, ...
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Inner product and inequalities

Suppose $p:[0,1]\to \mathbb C$ is a curve where $p(t)=u(t)+iv(t)$ and $u,v$ are smooth functions of $t$. Why then is $$\left(\int_0^1 \langle \dot{p},\dot{p}\rangle^{1\over 2} dt\right)^2\le \int_0^1 ...
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Consequence of metrizability proof - disregard, the question is an error

In Marian Fabian et al's Functional Analysis and Infinite-Dimensional Geometry, Proposition 3.22 states/proves that if $X$ is a separable Banach space, then the (closed) unit ball, $B_{X^{*}}$ of ...
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What's the relationship between the riemannian metric and Jacobi field?

I encounter to the question in reading the following Excise: Let $(M,g)$ be a $m$-dimensional Riemannian manifold, and $(r,\theta^1,\theta^2,\ldots,\theta^{m-1})$ be the (geodesic) polar ...
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the hyperbolic plane is complete

I'd like to prove that the hyperbolic plane is complete in a short, nice way. Here's my proof, but I'm not convinced of its correctness yet. Let $\mathbb{H}=\left\{(x,y)\in\mathbb{R}^2\big\vert ...
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Embedding tree metric isometrically into $\ell_\infty$

I just started (independent) learning on metric embeddings from the Fall 2003 offering of the course at CMU. I have a limited mathematical background and alas, it made me stumble at the first exercise ...
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Trouble with some equivalent conditions of compactness

I'm afraid this question may turn out to be a stupid one. Though it is related to a previous question of mine, I'll write it down in full. Let $(X, d)$ be a metric space (MS). I have to prove the ...
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Probability metric spaces for which $r \leq R$ implies $\frac{Pr(B(x,r))}{Pr(B(x,R))} \geq \frac{r}{R}$

I'm looking for examples of spaces $X$ such that: $X$ is a probability space. $X$ is a metric space. If $x \in X$ and $0 < r \leq R$ then $\frac{Pr(B(x,r))}{Pr(B(x,R))} \geq \frac{r}{R}$. I ...
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Point-set topology, characterizing sets

I think the question sort of speaks for itself. Please no solutions in the answers - I'm mostly looking to see if my logic makes sense: Let $E$ be a set in a metric space $(X,d)$. Let $E^{\circ}$ ...
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Assumptions of Kolmogorov extension theorem

As far as I know, a class of spaces for which the Kolmogorov theorem works and which is closed under countable products, are the spaces of complete separable metric spaces which are also called Polish ...
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Reference for convergence properties of the Hausdorff distance

Consider the following properties of the Hausdorff distance in $\mathbb R^n$. Let $\Omega_n \supset \Omega_{n+1} \supset ...$ a sequence of open, convex and bounded sets with ...
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The metric identification of a pseudometric on $C(\mathbb{I})$

I have a pseudometric $\mu$ on $C(\mathbb{I})$ defined by $$\mu(f, g) = |f(x_0) - g(x_0)|.$$ I then take the metric identification of $(M, \mu)$ and am asked what familiar space this metric ...