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Condition on Equality of closure of open ball and closed ball, suppose I have a counterexample

Let $(X, d)$ be a metric space. Also for $x \in X$ and $r \ge 0$ define: $$B(x,r) = \{ y \in X : d(x,y) < r \} \quad \mbox{ and } \quad K(x,r) = \{ y \in X : d(x,y) \le r \}.$$ Denote by ...
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Minimization of an evaluation under the weak* topology

I'm self studying (for fun) the book "Functional Analysis, Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control" (by Clarke), and I'd appreciate some feedback for my proposed solution for an exercise from the ...
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Series in a space which is not complete

Let $X$ be a normed vector space and $\left\lbrace x_n \right\rbrace_{n \in \mathbb{N}} \in X^{\mathbb{N}}$ with $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \|x_n\| < \infty \wedge \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} x_n \notin X,$$ ...
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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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How can I prove that $f$ is continuous at $0$?

Let $E$ and $F$ linear normed spaces, and consider a linear function $f:E\to F$ which satisfies for all $(x_n)\in E^{\mathbb{N}}$ such that $x_n\to 0$ then $f(x_n)$ is bounded in $F$. Then I have to ...
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Convex subsets, Normed spaces, Separating hyperplane

I'm trying to understand the proof of a theorem taken from a textbook. Theorem: If $S_1,S_2$ are disjoint non-empty convex subsets of a real vector space $X$ (which may be infinite dimensional) then ...
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Frechet derivative of the sup norm function on $C[0,1]$

I know that the derivative in the title does not exist for any x but I do not have a clue why. Could someone explain why this derivative DNE at 0 and I can figure out why it does not exist at x? ...
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Counterexamples for Hölder's inequality when $p$ and $q$ are not conjugate.

Hölder's inequality shows that, when $$\frac{1}{p} + \frac{1}{q} = 1,$$ and $f\in L^p$ and $g\in L^q$, then $$\Vert f\,g\Vert_1 \le \Vert f \Vert_p \Vert g \Vert_q.$$ Is there an example of this ...
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What extra assumption makes this transformation affine?

Let a vector space $V$ be given. Let $f:V\to V$ have the property that for all $x,y,a\in V$, $$f(x+a)-f(y+a) = f(x) - f(y) \tag{\star}$$ Q1. I'd like to know how weak one can make additional ...
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What norm on $\mathbb C (z)$

There are several different ways to define a norm on the space of polynomials $\mathbb C [z]$. For example, $\|p\| = \sup_{|z|\le 1}|p(z)|$ defines a norm. If $\mathbb C (z)$ denotes the field of ...
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Function Spaces

What is exactly the difference between $L^2$ space and ${\ell}^1$ space? I believe that one of them is the space of square of square integrable functions. Does it have to do with one is for series ...
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Convergence in normed spaces

I consider a sequence of elements $\{f_n\}_n$ in a normed space $X$ such as $\Vert f_n-f\Vert_X\to 0, n\to\infty$. Let $\{Q_n\}_n$ a complex sequence with $Q_n\to Q$ as $n\to\infty$. Does $Q_nf_n$ ...
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If $x\mapsto \| x\|^2$ is uniformly continuous on $E$, the union of all open balls of radius $r$ contained in $E$ is bounded $\forall r > 0$

A subset $E$ contained in $\mathbb{R}^n$ is such that the function $x \mapsto \left\Vert x\right\Vert^2$ is uniformly continuous on $E$. For $r > 0$, let $E_r$ denote the union of all open balls ...
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What are norms used for?

These two questions are quite similar to this one, so I apologise if this irritates anyone. Also, I suspect that a lot can be said in the answer, so I am really just looking for some main points ...
Regarding an isomorphism between a subspace of $\ell^{\infty}$ and $\ell^1$
Let $c_0$ be the subspace of $\ell^\infty$ consisting of sequences that converge to $0$. Show that $c_0$ is a closed subspace of $\ell^{\infty}$ whose dual space is isomorphic to $\ell^1$. Conclude ...