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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Explicit norm on $\mathcal{C}^0(\mathbb{R},\mathbb{R})$

Do you know an explicit norm on $\mathcal{C}^0(\mathbb{R},\mathbb{R})$? Using the axiom of choice, every vector space admits a norm but have you an explicit formula on ...
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Banach Spaces - How can $B,B',B'', B''', B'''',B''''',\ldots$ behave?

(ZFC) Let $ \big\langle B,+,\cdot, \:\: \|\cdot\| \:\: \big\rangle $ be a Banach space. Define $ \mathbf{B} \; = \;\big\langle B,+,\cdot, \:\: \|\cdot\| \:\: \big\rangle $. Define $\: \mathbf{B}_0 ...
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Why are every structures I study based on Real number?

I've been studying basic concepts of inner product vector space, normed vector space and metric space. And all the inner products, norms and metrics are defined to be real-valued functions in my ...
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Difference between metric and norm made concrete: The case of Euclid

This is a follow-up question on this one. The answers to my questions made things a lot clearer to me (Thank you for that!), yet there is some point that still bothers me. This time I am making ...
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For which $L^p$ is $\pi=3.2$?

This is a silly question that came to mind after watching numberphile video on How Pi was nearly changed to 3.2. For which $p\in(1,+\infty)$ is the ratio of the perimeter of the $L^p$ disc in $\Bbb ...
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If two norms are equivalent on a dense subspace of a normed space, are they equivalent?

Given a vector space $V$ equipped with two norms $|\cdot|$ and $||\cdot||$ which are equivalent on a subspace $W$ which is $||\cdot||$-dense in $V$, are the two norms necessarily equivalent? The ...
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Intersection between orthogonal complement of a subspace and a set

Consider the normed vector space $E=\mathbb{R}^n$. Define $ P=\{x \in \mathbb{R}^n: x_i \geq 0, \forall i \}$. Let $M$ be a subspace such that $M \cap P = \{0\}$. I want to see that $M^\perp \cap ...
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Multiplicative norm on $\mathbb{R}[X]$.

How to prove that : there is no function $N\colon \mathbb{R}[X] \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$, such that : $N$ is a norm of $\mathbb{R}$-vector space and $N(PQ)=N(P)N(Q)$ for all $P,Q \in \mathbb{R}[X]$. ...
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Open Mapping Theorem: counterexample

The Open Mapping Theorem says that a linear continuous surjection between Banach spaces is an open mapping. I am writing some lecture notes on the Open Mapping Theorem. I guess it would be nice to ...
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Why is one proof for Cauchy-Schwarz inequality easy, but directly it is hard?

Let's say you are in $\mathbb{R}^n$ and you define the norm as $||x||=\sqrt{x_1^2+x_2^2...+x_n^2}$. This we recognize as the usual norm from the inner product: $||x|| = \sqrt{\langle x, x \rangle}$, ...
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Passing from induction to $\infty$

Somehow, the operation of passing to the limit after I have shown that something is true by induction for each natural number $n$ troubles me each time. I know there are instances where one cannot ...
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Does every $\mathbb{R},\mathbb{C}$ vector space have a norm?

Is there a canonical way to define on any vector space over $\mathbb{K}=\mathbb{R},\mathbb{C}$ a norm ? (Or, if there isn't, can someone give me an example of a vector space over $\mathbb{K}$ that is ...
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How to show that $\mathbb R^n$ with the $1$-norm is not isometric to $\mathbb R^n$ with the infinity norm for $n>2$?

Could you please give me a hint to prove that $\mathbb{R}^n$ with the 1-norm $\lvert x\rvert_1=\lvert x_1\rvert+\cdots+\lvert x_n\rvert$ is not isometric to $\mathbb{R}^n$ with the infinity-norm ...
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Why are $l^{\infty}$ and $L^{\infty}$ non separable spaces?

$l^p (1≤p<{\infty})$ and $L^p (1≤p<∞)$ are separable spaces. What on earth has changed when the value of p turns from a finite number to ${\infty}$? Our teacher gave us some hints that there ...
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Is a norm a continuous function?

Is a norm on a set a continuous function with respect to the topology induced by the norm? Is a topology on the set that can make the norm continuous (i.e. the topology that is compatible with the ...
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Let $X$ be an infinite dimensional Banach space. Prove that every Hamel basis of X is uncountable.

Let $X$ be an infinite dimensional Banach space. Prove that every basis of $X$ is uncountable. Can anyone help how can I solve the above problem?
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Semi-Norms and the Definition of the Weak Topology

When I was searching for the definition of the weak topology, I found two different definitions. One defines the weak topology in terms of a family of semi-norms, while the other defines it in terms ...
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Proof that multiplying by the scalar 1 does not change the vector in a normed vector space.

I'm beginning a self-study of functional analysis, and I seem to have come to a halt trying to solve the first problem in the first problem set, and was wondering if someone could give me a pointer. ...
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If $V \times W$ with the product norm is complete, must $V$ and $W$ be complete?

Let $V,W$ be two normed vector spaces (over a field $K$). Then their product $V \times W$ with the norm $\|(x,y)\| = \|x\|_V + \|y\|_W$ is a normed space. Using this norm it's easy to show that if ...
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Is there an easy example of a vector space which can not be endowed with the structure of a Banach space

Let $V$ be a real vector space. Is there always a norm on $V$ such that $V$ is complete with respect to this norm? If not, is there an easy counterexample?
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“Every linear mapping on a finite dimensional space is continuous”

From Wiki Every linear function on a finite-dimensional space is continuous. I was wondering what the domain and codomain of such linear function are? Are they any two topological vector ...
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Non-Banach, completely metrizable normed vector space

Does there exist a normed vector space $(X,\|\cdot\|)$ over $\mathbb R$ or $\mathbb C$ such that the metric induced by the norm $(x,y)\mapsto\|x-y\|$ is not complete; but there exists some other ...
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$T$ is continuous if and only if $\ker T$ is closed

Let $X,Y$ be normed linear spaces. Let $T: X\to Y$ be linear. If $X$ is finite dimensional, show that $T$ is continuous. If $Y$ is finite dimensional, show that $T$ is continuous if and only if $\ker ...
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$C[0,1]$ is complete w.r.t. which norm(s)

$C[0,1]$ is complete w.r.t. which norm(s) $\displaystyle\|f\|_\infty=\sup_{t\in[0,1]}|f(t)|$ $\displaystyle\|f\|_1=\int_0^1|f(t)| \, dt$ $\displaystyle\|f\|_\infty^{0,1}=\|f\|_\infty+|f(0)|+|f(1)|$ ...
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Inner product space, points cannot be placed inside a ball of a given radius

I've found a very nice problem and I don't know how to go about solving it. Let $(E, || \cdot ||)$ be an inner product space, $x_1, ..., x_n \in E$. Prove that if for $i \neq j$ we have ...
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Two terms that I want to understand: weakest topology and jointly continuous (in the following context).

I was reading an article online, please help me to understand the following lines (in bold letters). - Topological structure: If (V, ‖·‖) is a normed vector space, the norm ‖·‖ induces a metric and ...
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Relations between p norms

The p-norm is given by $||x||_{p} = (\sum_{n=1}^{\infty }|x_{n}|^{p})^{1/p}$. For $0 < p < q$, it can be shown that $||x||_{p} \geq ||x||_{q}$ (1, 2). It sppears that in $R^{n}$ a number of ...
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Does $\|\cdot\|_2:C_\mathbb R([0,1],\mathbb C)\to\mathbb R:f\mapsto\sqrt{\int_0^1|f(t)|^2dt}$ come from any inner product?

I'm trying to show $\|\cdot\|_2$ is a norm on the $\mathbb C$-vector space $C([0,1],\mathbb C)$ where $$\|\cdot\|_2:C([0,1],\mathbb C)\to\mathbb R:f\mapsto\sqrt{\int_0^1|f(t)|^2dt}$$ I've stuck in ...
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A commutator identity for bounded linear maps and the identity operator of a non-zero normed space is never a commutator

Let $ \mathcal{X} $ be a normed linear space and $ S,T: \mathcal{X} \to \mathcal{X} $ be linear operators such that $ S \circ T- T \circ S=1 $. Show that $ S \circ T^{n+1}- T^{n+1} \circ S=(n+1)T^n ...
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Inner product space over $\mathbb{R}$

Definition of the problem I have to prove the following statement: Let $\left(E,\left\langle \cdot,\cdot\right\rangle \right)$ be an inner product space over $\mathbb{R}$. prove that for all $x,y\in ...
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Domain of an operator in functional analysis

I used to think that if we say $f$ is a function from a set $X$ to $Y$ then this implied that $f$ was defined on all of $X$. Because the definition of function is that it's a set $\{(x,y) \mid \text{ ...
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Operator norm on product space

I have a bilinear operator $B\colon X \times Y\to Z$ with $X,Y,Z$ normed spaces, and define a norm on $X \times Y$ by $\lVert(x,y)\rVert = \lVert x\rVert_X + \lVert y\rVert_Y$ (using the respective ...
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How does $\lim A_n$ being not invertible imply $\sup_n\|A_n^{-1}\|=\infty$?

Consider a sequence of operators $\{A_n\}_{n=1}^{\infty}\subset B(X,Y)$, where $X,Y$ are normed vector spaces and $B(X,Y)$ denotes the space of bounded linear operators from $X$ to $Y$. Assume that ...
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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 ...
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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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An example of a norm which can't be generated by an inner product

I realize that every inner product defined on a vector space can give rise to a norm on that space. The converse, apparently is not true. I'd like an example of a norm which no inner product can ...
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The role of dual space of a normed space in functional analysis

We have known that dual space of a normed space is very important in functional analysis. I would like to ask two questions related dual space of a normed space: What is the motivation of ...
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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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Question about Normed vector space.

Here is the definition of a normed vector space my book uses: And here is a remark I do not understand: I do not understand that a sequence can converge to a vector in one norm, and not the ...
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equivalence of norms

I would like a little help here: I have two defined norms over $C^{1}([0,1])$ : $\| A(f)\|=|f(0)|+\max_{x\in[0,1]}{|f'(x)|}$ $\| B(f)\|=\int_0^1|f(x)|dx+\max_{x\in[0,1]}{|f'(x)|}$ I already ...
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Isomorphisms between Normed Spaces

Between two normed (linear) spaces there are several notions of isomorphisms: Linear isomorphisms: linear bijective maps Topological isomorphisms: linear homeomorphisms (due to the linearity these ...
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Is there a lower-bound version of the triangle inequality for more than two terms?

The triangle inequality $|x+y|\leq|x|+|y|$ can be generalized by induction to $$|x_1+\ldots+ x_n|\leq|x_1|+\ldots+|x_n|.$$ Can we generalize the version $|x+y|\geq||x|-|y||$ to $n$ terms too? I need ...
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If the unit sphere of a normed space is homogeneous is the space an inner product space?

Consider a normed vector space $V$. Suppose that for every pair of unit vectors $v,w$ there exists a linear isometry which sends $v$ to $w$ (and leaves the subspace spanned by $v$ and $w$ invariant). ...
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why must a normed space homeomorphic to a complete metric space be complete?

Why must a normed space X homeomorphic to a complete metric space Y be complete? I've solved this in the case where Y is a normed space (considering open balls gives Lipschitz equivalence), but am ...
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Does the p-norm converge to the max-norm in some norm

Does the $p$-norm on $\mathbf{R}^n$ converge to the max-norm on $\mathbf{R}^n$ as elements in the space of real valued continuous functions on $\mathbf{R}^n$ endowed with some norm? More precisely, ...
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Radon-Riesz & Kadec-Klee

Let us say that a normed vector space has the a) RR (Radon-Riesz) property if for any sequence, norm convergence is equivalent to weak convergence + convergence of norms. b) KK (Kadec-Klee) property ...
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Fixed point Exercise on a compact set

Let $K$ a compact normed space and $f:K\rightarrow K$ so that $$\|f(x)-f(y)\|<\|x-y\|\quad\quad\forall\,\, x, y\in K, x\neq y.$$ Prove that $f$ have a fixed point.
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Are isometric normed linear spaces isomorphic?

I should know the answer to this (and I did some time ago, but have forgotten): If the normed linear spaces $X$ and $Y$ are isometric (there is a bijective map from $X$ to $Y$ that preserves ...
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If $\{x_n\}$ is a Cauchy sequence in a normed vector space, is $\frac{x_n}{\|x_n\|}$ Cauchy?

Let $\{x_n\}$ a Cauchy sequence in a normed vector space $X$. Is $$y_n = \frac{x_n}{\|x_n\|}$$ another Cauchy sequence in $D = \{x\in X : \|x\| = 1\}$? Remark: The idea is prove that if $D$ is ...
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function from non separable normed space $X$ onto separable normed space $Y$.

Can you please give me a simple example of linear continuous mapping from non separable normed space $X$ onto separable normed space $Y$. Thanks a lot.