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Why is semi-norm special?

One difference between semi-norm and norm is: "It is possible for ||v|| = 0 for nonzero v, ||.|| being semi-norm" I see some papers, and they use semi-norm directly. Why is semi-norm better than ...
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Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Space (RKHS) constructed by the summation of positive-definite kernels.

Let $k_1,\ldots,k_p$ be positive definite kernels defined on $\mathcal{X}\times\mathcal{X}$, where $\mathcal{X}$ is a non-empty set. $k_i$ is the reproducing kernel of the Reproducing Kernel Hilbert ...
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Seminorm proof of a function

I have an example in a book which is not very clear to me : let $E$ vector space made of numerical functions (or complex) $f$ defined on a set $A$. $\forall a \in A, N_a : f \rightarrow |f(a)|$ is a ...
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Inequality for norm of linear combination of linearly independent vectors

I'm trying to find a proof for the following: Let {$u_{1},...,u_{n}$} be a linearly independent set of a normed space $X$. Then, there is a constant $c>0$ such that for every set of scalars ...
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How does one prove $\left\lVert\sum\limits_{n=1}^{\infty}f_n\right\rVert\le \sum\limits_{n=1}^{\infty}\lVert f_n\rVert$?

Can the triangle inequality for norms works for infinite some as well? Hope that someone can give some hints to prove it or give a counterexample. Thanks!
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Can anyone explain this isometry to me? $T: (\mathbb R^n,\|\cdot\|_1)^*\to (\mathbb R^n,\|\cdot\|_{\infty})$, $T(x)(y) = \sum_{i=1}^n x_i y_i$

Can anyone explain this isometry to me? $$T: (\mathbb R^n,\|\cdot\|_1)^*\to (\mathbb R^n,\|\cdot\|_{\infty}),\qquad T(x)(y) = \sum_{i=1}^n x_i y_i$$ I don't get what the domain and image of $T$ are. ...
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Any two norms on finite dimensional space are equivalent

Any two norms on a finite dimensional linear space are equivalent. Suppose not, and that $||\cdot||$ is a norm such that for any other norm $||\cdot||'$ and any constant $C$, $C||x||'<||x||$ for ...
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Show these two norms are not equivalent?

I have the following two norms on $C[a,b]$ : $$||x||_1= \int_a^b |x(t)|dt$$ $$||x||_\infty = sup_{t \in [a,b]}|x(t)|$$ $\forall x \in C[a,b]$. I need to prove that these are not equivalent. They are ...
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Inequality for Euclidean norm

Let:| | be Euclidean norm on $\mathbb{R}^{n}$ and $b : \mathbb{R}^{n}\longmapsto \mathbb{R}^{n}$ and $\sigma : \mathbb{R}^{n}\longmapsto \mathbb{R}^{n\times m}$ two continuous functions. ...
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Prove that $d_{1}$ and $d_{2}$ induce the same topology

Suppose $d_{1}(x,y) = |x-y|$, $d_{2}(x, y) = |\phi(x) - \phi(y)|$, where $\phi(x) = \frac{x}{1 + |x|}$. Prove that $d_{1}$ and $d_{2}$ are metrics on $\mathbb{R}$ which induce the same topology. ...
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Minkowski type inequality in Banach algebras

Under which circumstances it is true that $\|(A+B)^n\|^{1/n}\le \|A^n\|^{1/n}+\|B^n\|^{1/n}$ for elements $A$ and $B$ in a Banach algebra and a natural number $n$?
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Calculate $\|f\|$ with $f(x) = \int_{-1}^{1}x(t)dt - 2x(0)$

In $C[-1,1]$, consider the norm $\|x\| = \max\{x(t)\mid t \in [-1,1]\}$ and $f(x) = \int_{-1}^{1}x(t)dt - 2x(0)$, $x \in C[-1,1]$. Find $\|f\|$ Hi everybody. I got stuck in this problem. I can ...
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Strange mistake in this proof about normed separable vector spaces.

I am supposed to prove that an infinite-dimensionale separable normed space $X$ constains a countable subset $Y$ that is linearly independent and dense. There are three hints given: First, prove ...
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If $||f-g|| < ||f^{-1}||^{-1}$, then $f$ is isomorphism implies $g$ is also isomorphism

Let $E$, $F$ be Banach space, $f,g \in L(E,F)$ and $f$ is isomorphism. Prove that if $||f-g|| < ||f^{-1}||^{-1}$, then $g$ is isomorphism. Hi everybody. I got stuck on this problem and can't ...
A normed space of continuous functions with norm $\int_{0}^{1}|f(t)|dt$ is not complete
Suppose $E$ is a normed space of all continuous functions on $[0,1]$ with norm $\int_{0}^{1}|f(t)|dt$. Prove that $E$ is not complete I know that we must do is to find a Cauchy sequence of ...