A vector space $E$, generally over the field $\mathbb R$ or $\mathbb C$ with a map $\lVert \cdot\rVert\colon E\to \mathbb R_+$ satisfying some conditions.

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Is it possible to characterize completeness of a normed vector space by convergence of Neumann series?

If $X$ is a normed vector space and if for each bounded operator $T \in B(X)$ with $\| T\| < 1$, the operator ${\rm id} - T$ is boundedly invertible, does it follow that $X$ is complete? ...
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Point set where each point has unity distance to all other points ($L_1$ metric)

I want to construct a point set where each point has the same (w.l.o.g., unit) distance to all other points in the $L_1$ metric. Example: The points $\left(\frac{1}{2},0\right)$, ...
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Find distance to a set (subspace) without computing closest point

General setup: we have a finite-dimensional normed linear space $(V, \| \cdot \|)$, a subspace $U \subset V$, and a fixed vector $v_0 \in V$. We want to find the distance between $v_0$ and $U$. (No ...
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One more AC equivalence question

Is "Every vector space admits a norm" weaker than AC? I know that the statement follows from "Every vector space has a basis", which is equivalent to AC.
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Proving linear operator is bounded

Prove that the formula $T(b_1,b_2,b_3,...,b_n,...) = (b_1, b_2/2 ,..., b_n/n ,...)$ defines a bounded linear operator $T : (ℓ^∞,∥·∥_∞)→(ℓ^∞,∥·∥_∞)$. Proving that it is linear is easy. Need help with ...
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On the form of injective function $f:\mathbb R^+ \to \mathbb R^+$ such that $\|u\|:=f^{-1}\Big(\sum_{i=1}^nf(|u_i|)\Big)$ is a norm

Let $f:\mathbb R^+ \to \mathbb R^+$ be injective such that on $\mathbb R^n , n>1)$ , $\|u\|:=f^{-1}\Big(\sum_{i=1}^nf(|u_i|)\Big)$ , where $u=(u_1,u_,\ldots,u_n)$ , defines a norm ; then is it true ...
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Are Arzelà–Ascoli theorems results of similar theorems on normed spaces, metric spaces or other spaces?

From Wikipedia, two generalizations of the Arzelà–Ascoli theorem are Let $X$ be a compact Hausdorff space. Then a subset $F$ of $C(X)$, the set of real-valued continuous functions on X, is ...
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Can we detect smoothness of a norm by its behavior along paths?

We say a norm $\| \cdot \|$ on $\mathbb{R}^n$ is smooth if it is smooth as a function $\mathbb{R}^n\setminus \{0\} \to \mathbb{R}$. (i.e, after restricting the domain). We say a norm is smooth along ...
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$\| f \|_{BV} = | f(a) | + V_{a}^{b} f$ defines a norm in the space $BV[a,b]$

I'm learning about functions of bounded variations and need to verify my work for this problem: Show that $\| f \|_{BV} = | f(a) | + V_{a}^{b} f$ defines a norm in the space $BV[a,b]$. My ...
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Are uncountable “Schauder-like” bases studied/used?

We could define the following notion of basis in a way analogous to unconditional Schauder basis: If $X$ is a topological vector space over $\mathbb R$ and $B=\{b_i; i\in I\}$ be a subset of $X$. ...
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why is test function space $\mathcal{A}$ complete

I am trying to find out, why the space $$\mathcal{A}:=\left\{\phi\in C_0(\mathbb{R}^{2d})|\;\|\phi\|_\mathcal{A}:=\int_{\mathbb{R}^d}\sup_{x\in\mathbb{R}^d}|(\mathcal{F}_p\phi)(x,y)|\;\mathrm ...
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A normed space is not separable if and only if it contains an uncountable set of disjoint balls of the same radius

I want to show normed space $E$ is not separable iff $E$ contains uncountable set of pairwise non-intersecting balls of radius $r > 0$. Use contraposive: first prove $E$ is separable then ...
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Find Lipshitz constant

Let $x, y$ be two vectors in $R^n$. Let $\pi$ be permutation on $\{1, \ldots, n\}$ with uniform distribution. Find Lipshitz constaants of the following functions: $$ f(\pi)=\sum_{i=1}^nx_{\pi(i)}y_i ...
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When is a topology is defined for this special kind of uniform convergence?

Question: Let $\phi:X\to X$ be bijective and continuous. Does a topology $\tau$ exist such that $$f_n\overset\tau\to f\Leftrightarrow \phi\circ f_n\overset\infty\to\phi\circ f$$ where $\infty$ ...
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Corollary of the Hahn-Banach theorem.

Recall the Hahn-Banach Theorem in Normed Vector Spaces: "Let $X$ be a NVS, and let $W$ be a linear subspace of $X$. Then, for any $f_W\in W'$ there exists an extension $f_X\in X'$ such that ...
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completeness of $l_1 ^\infty$

I'm trying to prove that $l_p ^\infty $ is complete for each $p\geq 1$ but only with the definition of $\varepsilon$-$N$. I know that this have been proved in other posts here but I couldn't find a ...
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When weakly compactness implies compactness?

Let $A$ be a Banach space. The weak topology on $A$ is a topology which produced by the following family of seminorms: $~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~P_f(x)=|f(x)|,\qquad$ where $f\in A^*$ and $A^*$ is dual ...
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Operator Norm and Submultiplicativity against the Spectral Norm

Consider $\mathcal{A}:\mathbb{R}^{n\times m}\to \mathbb{R}^{p\times q}$ to be a linear operator. I know that by considering the trace norm and using the submultiplicativity of the operator norm we ...
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Calculating Norms for the Transpose

How does one show that the transpose mapping $T: \mathcal{M}_{n} \to \mathcal{M}_{n}$, given by $T(a)=a^{t}$, has norm $||T||=1$ but completely bounded norm $||T||_{CB}=n$? Notation. ...
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Find all $ p \ge 1 $ for which the Hölder norm $\|\cdot\|_p $ is generated by a scalar product.

Find all $ p \ge 1 $for which the Hölder norm $$ \|x\|_p := \left(\sum^{n}_{i=1} |x_i|^p\right)^{\frac{1}{p}} $$ is generated by a scalar product. We know that norm is generated by a scalar product ...
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Gelfand width of $l_1$ unit ball in $\infty$ metric

The $l_1$ balls in $l^N_p$ are well studied, but I cannot find anything about estimates of $d^m(B^N_1,l^N_\infty)$ except of $d^m(B^N_1,l^N_\infty)\geq C\min\{1,\frac{\ln(eN/m)}{m}\}$ which is not ...
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Finding L^1 centers of sets of probability distributions

Let $\mathcal{P}^n = \{ x \in \mathbb{R}^n : x \geq 0, \sum x = 1\}$. Suppose I have $p_1, \ldots, p_m \in \mathcal{P}^n$. I want to find an $L^1$ center for these points. i.e. $q \in \mathcal{P}^n$ ...
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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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Asymptotically isometric copy of $\ell_1$

A Banach space $X$ is said to contain Asymptotically isometric copy of $\ell_1$ if there is a null sequence$(\rho_n)_{n=1}^{\infty}$ in $(0,1)$ and a sequence$(x_n)_{n=1}^{\infty}$ in $X$ so that ...
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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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Natural matrix norm of an inverse matrix

Let $\left\|\cdot\right\| : \text{GL}(n,\mathbb{R})\to\mathbb{R}_{\ge 0}$ denote the natural matrix norm, i.e. $$\left\|A\right\|:=\max_{x\ne ...
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Linear Operators: Continuous $\Rightarrow$ Bounded

Let $T:V\rightarrow V'$ be a continuous linear operator between two normed vector spaces $V,V'$. Show that it is bounded. Continuity is defined as $\lim_{n}\|x_n-x\|=0\Rightarrow ...
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Two norms $\|\cdot\|_a$ and $\|\cdot\|_b$ on $X$, and a function $f:X\to Y$ Fréchet differentiable with one of the norms but not with the other one?

There is a theorem that if $f : (X,\|\cdot\|_{X1}) \to (Y,\|\cdot\|_{Y1}) $ is Fréchet differentiable, then replacing the norms with some equivalent norms $\|\cdot\|_{X2}$ and $\|\cdot\|_{Y2}$ ...
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Is $\rho(f) := \mu(|f| \geq \epsilon), \epsilon >0$ some kind of generalized norm?

Let $\rho(f) := \mu(|f| \geq \epsilon)$ where $\epsilon >0$ is a constant and $\mu$ is a measure and $f$ is a measurable function. Then $f\equiv 0 \rightarrow \rho(f) = 0$ when $|a| \neq 0$, ...
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Do the $p$-norms in $\mathbb R^2$ have a nice geometric intuition behind them?

For $p\geq 1,$ the $p$-norm of a vector $(x,y)\in\Bbb R^2$ is the number $\|(x,y)\|_p=(|x|^p+|y|^p)^{1/p}.$ I learned this definition some time ago, but I never really understood it. Is there a ...
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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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Find value of $p$ such that $\sum |b_n|^p $ converges

Let $(X , \|\cdot \|)=(\ell^2, \|\cdot \|_2)$. Let $e_n \in \ell^2$. Fora bounded linear functional $\phi$ on $X$, let $b_n=\phi (e_n)$ for each $n \geq 1$. Find the value of $p \geq 1$ such that the ...
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What is this operator topology?

Let $X$ be a separable Banach space with (norm $1$) Schauder-Basis $\{e_n\}_{n\in\mathbb N}$. Denote for $x\in X$ with $|\cdot|_x$ the seminorm on $\mathcal L(X)$ given by $|A|_x = \|A x\|$. Consider: ...
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Looking for a collection of applications of the Open mapping theorem

I am looking for various applications of the open mapping theorem (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_mapping_theorem_(functional_analysis) ) other than only the closed graph theorem and that if two ...
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Introduction to a textbook on Minkowki spaces

I want to learn more about the metric spaces, specially the "Minkowski spaces" and "Zermelo navigation problem" on Minkowski spaces. I have just studying the book " Riemann-Finsler Geometry" by ...
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A condition on quotient norms on quotient Banach algebras

Let $A$ be a non-unital Banach algebra, and let $A^+$ be the unitization of $A$ consisting of elements of the form $(a,z)$ where $a\in A$ and $z\in\mathbb{C}$ with multiplication ...
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Distinct topologies on continuous functions $(L_p$ spaces restricted to $C[0,1])$

I am trying to show that the topologies $\tau_p$, $\tau_q$, $\tau_{\infty}$ ($1\leq p<q$) induced by the metrics $$\delta_p(u,v)=\left(\int_0^1 |u-v|^p\right)^{1/p}\quad ...
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How did Von Neumann think of the formula for scalar product?

My question is on the idea behind Von Neumann's formula for the scalar product induced from a norm that satisfies the parallelogram law. $\langle x,y\rangle=\frac 14(\|x+y\|^2-\|x-y\|^2)$. Was it by ...
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Show that the “folium” is norm closed

A C*-algebra $\mathfrak{A}$ is a Banach algebra with an involution operation $* : \left\lbrace\begin{aligned} \mathfrak{A} &\longrightarrow \mathfrak{A} \\ a &\longmapsto a^* \end{aligned} ...
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linear problem with $\|.\|_\infty$ and $\|.\|_1$ norm constraints

I have a question regarding a straightforward linear algebra problem, yet the solution is (at least for me) not trivial. Assume the sequences $\phi_i$ with coefficients $\phi_i[n]\in\mathbb{R}$, and ...
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Name for the universal normed space associated to a seminormed space

If $(V,p)$ is a seminormed space, then $(V/N,\overline{p})$ is a normed space, where $N=\{x \in V : p(x)=0\}$ and $\overline{p}(x \bmod N) = p(x)$. My question is as follows: Is there a common name ...
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Test of a normed vector space to be a direct sum with closed summand

Let $X$ be a normed vector space, $X_1$ subspace of $X$. There exists such closed subspace $X_2$ of $X$ that $X = X_1 \oplus X_2$ if one of the following conditions stands: $\dim X_1 < \infty$; ...
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Operator norm of matrix of scalars regarded as matrix with entries in the unitization of a Banach algebra

Let $A$ be a non-unital Banach algebra, and let $A^+=\{(a,z):a\in A,z\in\mathbb{C}\}$ with product $(a,z)(b,w)=(ab+zb+wa,za)$ and norm $||(a,z)||=||a||+|z|$. Equip $M_n(A^+)$ with the operator norm by ...
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Prove that X is a Banach space.

I have this problem to solve and I am not sure if I'm doing it right. Let $X$ denote a real vector space consisting of all continuous functions $u \colon[0, \alpha] \to \mathbb R$ such that their ...
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To show that $p_n(x) \to x$ for every $x \in X$ if and only if $(\|p_n\|)$ is a bounded sequence and $\bigcup_{n=1}^{\infty}R(p_n)$ is dense in $X$

Let $X$ be a Banach Space and Let $(p_n)$ be a sequence of projection operators in $BL(X)$ such that $R(p_n) \subset R(P_{n+1})$ for all $n \in \mathbb{N}$. Then Show that $p_n(x) \to x$ for every ...
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Norm of homomorphism embedding Banach algebra into matrix algebra

Let $A$ be a nonunital Banach algebra, and let $\tilde{A}$ be the unitization of $A$, i.e. $\tilde{A}=\{(a,\lambda):a\in A,\lambda\in\mathbb{C}\}$ with multiplication given by ...
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Connected set in normed space

I have this exercise: "let $E$ be a normed space and $X\subset E$ $$X~\text{connected}~\Longleftrightarrow \forall A\subset X,~\text{such that} A\neq\emptyset, A\neq X~\text{we have}~ Fr(A)\neq ...
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a norm is symmetric if and only if it is unitarily invariant

how can I prove this : A norm on $\mathcal{M}_n(\mathbb{C})$ is symmetric if and only if it is unitarily invariant ? My attempt I know that a symmetric norm is a norm which verifies : $$N(ABC)\leq ...
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The closure of a subspace of a normed vector space is a subspace

This is a self-study problem (Folland Real Analysis exercise 5.5). If $\mathcal{X}$ is a normed vector space, the closure of any subspace of $\mathcal{X}$ is a subspace. My attempt: It is ...
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Exercise in Hahn-Banach Theorem; Finding linear functional $-p(-x)\leq f(x)\leq p(x)$

(The following exercises are in Kreyszig's book 218 page; EXE 10) I want to solve the following exercise : If $X=l^\infty$, let $p(x)=\lim\sup x_i $, whichi is sublinear. Then find a linear functional ...