A topological group is a group endowed with a topology such that the group operation and inversion are continuous maps. They are useful in various areas of mathematics. Every topological vector space is a topological group. Locally compact groups are important in harmonic analysis.

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An example of a compact multiplicatively unbounded ring

My teacher asked me to build an associative topological Hausdorff compact ring $R$ with $1$, which is multiplicatively unbounded. That means there is a neighborhood $U\ni 1$ such that $FU\not=R$ for ...
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Group Structure on $\Bbb R$

$(\Bbb R,+)$ is a topological group. Is there any other group structure on $\Bbb R$ such that it is still a topological group and this group is not isomorphic to $(\Bbb R,+)$ ? Refer to ...
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Conditions for a group to admit the structure of a Lie group

This question is motivated by a previous one: Conditions for a smooth manifold to admit the structure of a Lie group and wants to be a sort of "converse". Here I am taking an abstract group $G$ and ...
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Short exact sequences of topological groups and Lie groups

could someone please clarify the definitions of extensions of topological groups and Lie groups. For topological groups, what I see in most papers is as follows: An extension of topological groups $0 ...
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Is $G$ a lie group if left multiplication is smooth and multiplication is smooth near $e$?

Suppose $G$ is a smooth manifold and also a topological group. Also suppose that left multiplication $L_g : G \rightarrow G$ is smooth for any $g \in G$. Finally suppose that the multiplication map is ...
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How many compatible group structures does a topological space admit?

Suppose I have a topological space $(G,\tau)$ and am interested in whether there exists a topological group $(G,*,\tau)$. In other words, can we assign a binary operation $*$ to $(G,\tau)$ which ...
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For every space $X$, $C_p(X)$ is a topological group.

I try to show that for every space $X$, $(C_p(X), +)$ where $$+:C_p(X)\times C_p(X)\to C_p(X):(f,g)\mapsto f+g$$ and for every $x\in X$, $(f+g)(x)=f(x)+g(x)$ is a topological group. The family ...
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Motivations for and connections between the topologies of Vietoris, Fell and Chabauty

My main interest is in the Chabauty topology on the space of closed subgroups of a locally compact topological group, merely out of curiosity. Wikipedia states "it is an adaptation of the Fell ...
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Proof of commutativity for topological I-semigroups

A topological semigroup on a closed interval I and order topology is called I-semigroup if 1 acts as an identity and 0 as an annihilator. I've seen in several articles that such I-semigroups should ...
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Is Steinhaus theorem ever used in topological groups?

Steinhaus theorem in $\mathbb{R}^d$ says that for $E\subset\mathbb{R}^d$ with positive measure, $E-E:=\{x-y:x,y\in E\}$ contains an open neighborhood of the origin. And for locally compact Hausdorff ...
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Discrete Closed Subgroup H of a Simply Connected Topological Group G isomorphic to fundamental group of G / H.

A problem in Rotman's Algebraic Topology is as follows: Given a simply connected topological group G with a closed discete normal subgroup H, show that $\pi_1(G / H) \cong H$. I believe I have this ...
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A dense subgroup with completion not isomorphic to the big (pro-p) group?

This is an (early) exercise from the book "Analytic Pro-p groups": (p.31, ex. 3(iii)) Give an example of a finitely generated pro-$p$ group $G$ and a dense subgroup $H$ of $G$, with $H$ finitely ...
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Are periodic points dense in the unitary group?

In $U(1) = \{z \in \mathbb{C} : |z| = 1\}$, it is well known and easy to see that the set of $z$ so that $ z^n = 1 $ for some $n \in \mathbb{Z}_+$ are dense. Does this fact generalize to the group ...
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The minimal divisible extension

For a prime number $p$, $F_{p}$ is the p-adic number groups and $J_{p}$ is the p-adic integer groups. Is $F_{p}$, the minimal divisible extension of $J_{p}$?
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The simply-connectedness of quotient space

If $U$ is a Lie group with a closed subgroup $K$ such that both $U$ and $U/K$ are simply-connected, then can we conclude that $K$ is connected?
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Moscow space-Examples

A space $X$ is called $Moscow$, if for each open subset $U$ of $X$, the closure of $U$ in $X$ is the union of a family of $G‎_{δ}$‎‎‎ ‎-subsets of $X$ . For example, Every first countable $T_1$ ...
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Definition of a topological module

A topological universal algebra of type $\Omega$ is a universal algebra $A$ of type $\Omega$ that is also a topological space, such that for any $n\!\in\!\mathbb{N}$ and any operation ...
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If $G$ is a locally compact Hausdorff group, when does $G/Z$ have a probability Haar measure?

I am reading an introductory material about topological groups and the question in the tittle comes up. Due this Proposition Proposition. A locally compact Hausdorff topological group $G$ is ...
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Inner automorphisms of Lie groups

I have a few questions about $Aut(G)$, when $G$ is a Lie group. It was proven by Hochschild that if $G/G_0$ is finitely generated, then $Aut(G)$ is a Lie group with at most countably many components. ...
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Invariance of Decomposition of Invariant Functional

Let $Q$ a locally compact group acting on a locally compact space $X$ on the left. Let $\mathcal{A}$ a Banach space of bounded continuous functions $f:X\to\mathbb{C}$ and $m\in\mathcal{A}^{\ast}$ a ...
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universal nonabelian divisible group

For this post, a group $G$ shall be referred to as generally divisible, in case $\forall{x\in G:}~\forall{n\in\mathbb{N}^{\times}:}~\exists{y\in G:}~y^{n}=x$. Note. Here is no commutativity ...
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Semisimple part of a nilpotent connected affine algebraic group

These notes on affine algebraic groups mention the following theorem. Let $G$ be a connected nilpotent affine algebraic group (over an algebraically closed field $k$), and denote $G_s$ and $G_u$ ...
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Abstract Fourier Analysis

I am trying to prove that given a locally compact abelian (Hausdorf) topological group, the characters on it parameterize the multiplicative linear functionals on the banach * algebra $L^1(G, d\mu)$ ...
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Analytic/Smooth/Continuous maps between a manifold and itself

Let us suppose that $M_{\omega}$ is a connected real-analytic manifold of dimension $n$. Then there is an associated smooth structure, $\mathcal{C}^r$ structure ($r$ non-negative integer) on it. Let ...
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Is there a formula for the Haar measure on a product of groups?

Suppose I am looking for the Haar measure on $\displaystyle \prod _{n \in \mathbb N} G_i$ and have measure $\mu_i$ on each $G_i$. Is there a way I can use these to define the correct measure on the ...
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topological group that is connected and locally connected but not path-connected

Is there a $\hspace{.01 in}\big($T$_{\hspace{.01 in}0}$$\hspace{-0.02 in}\big)\hspace{.01 in}$ topological group that is connected and locally connected but is not path-connected? (This question ...
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Orientability as a topological property

Can one prove that orientability(of a manifold)is a topological property without using algebraic topology? That is, using a combination of general topology,linear algebra,and topological groups(such ...
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Compact subset of compactly generated group

Let $G$ be a locally compact topological group, that is also Hausdorff and second countable. Let $S$ be a compact subset that generates $G$ as a group, which contains the identity and is closed under ...
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A certain inverse limit

Let $p$ be an odd prime and $n$ a positive integer. Let $\zeta_{p^{n+1}}$ be a primitive $p^{n+1}$-th root of unity. It can be shown that $Gal(\mathbb Q(\zeta_{p^{n+1}})/\mathbb Q)\cong (\mathbb ...
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Transitive topological action

Let $G$ be a topological group, $A$ be set and $\mu\colon G\times A\to A$ a transitive action. I'm trying to prove the statement below is false. There exists only one topology in $A$ such ...
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Induced action of topological groups

Let $G$ be a polish group, $H$ be an open subgroup of $G$ and $X$ be any metric space on which $G$ act. I want to show the following fact: If the restriction to $H $of the action of $G$ on $X$ is ...
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Group theoretic lemma about the extension of homomorphisms of profinite groups

I have a question about a group-theoretic lemma proven in Galois Groups and Fundamental Groups by Tamas Szamuely. Suppose we have a profinite group $\Gamma$, a closed normal subgroup $N \subset ...
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Induced representations of topological groups

Sorry if this is a naive question-- I'm trying to learn this stuff. If $G$ is a group with subgroup $H$, then we have the restriction functor $\operatorname{Res}$ from $G-\operatorname{mod}$ to ...
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Homeomorphism groups as topological groups

As is well known, the homeomorphism group of a compact Hausdorff space is a topological group. The same is true for locally compact locally connected Hausdorff spaces, but it is false in general. Now ...
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Discrete $G$-modules and questions on some basic properties (generators, union of its finitely generated submodules)

I am currently stuck with the following proposition: Let $G$ be a profinite group and let $M$ be a $G$-module. (a) If $M$ is a discrete $G$-module, then it is finitely generated as a $G$-module if ...
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How can we characterize all topological groups given $G$?

The idea is that all topologies on G (not necessarily making it a topo group) can be completely specified by a set of functions $F = \{f: G \to G\}$ if you form a basis for the topology like: $B = ...
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Integration over uncountable set of characters

Let $G$ be a compact (assumed Hausdorff) group and $\hat{G}$ be the set of all characters of irreducible, finite-dimensional representations of $G$. It might occur that $\hat{G}$ is uncountable. It ...
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Probability space associated with a compact group

Is the probability space associated with a compact group with Haar probability always a standard probability space? I recall seeing somewhere the fact that if the topology generating the Borel sigma ...
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Non-solvable, closed subgroups of $\mathrm{PSL}(2,\mathbb{R})$

It is mentioned here that non-solvable closed subgroups of $\mathrm{PSL}(2,\mathbb{R})$ are either the entire space or discrete. My question is this: Is there any easy proof of this, or do any of you ...
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Set of $x$ such that $h \mapsto hx$ is proper

Let $X$ be a locally compact second countable space, and $G$ a locally compact second countable group wich operates continuously on $X$. If $x \in X$, let $\rho_x : g \mapsto gx$. I would like to know ...
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Is an ideal generated by a compact subset finitely generated?

Let $R$ be a commutative topological ring and let $K$ be a compact subset of $R$. Denote by $I$ the ideal generated by $R$. Then is it true (or under what assumptions on $R$ (besides Noethernity)) is ...
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Is a regular Borel measure on a locally compact space necessarily $\sigma$-finite?

I am trying to compile a proof of the uniqueness of Haar measure. Usually this is done by multiple-integral mumbo-jumbo, abusing left and right invariance of two potential measures and invoking ...
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Group operation continuous in the interval topology

I'm trying to prove the following: We have a DLO without endpoints M, and a group operation on M, which is continuous in the interval topology. I want to prove: if $b<c$ then for every $a \in M$ ...
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Is the following homomorphism continuous?

Let $G$ be a closed, torsion-free and divisible subgroup of locally compact abelian group $X$ such that $nX=G$ for some $n$. For $x\in X$, there exist $g\in G$ such that $nx=ng$. So we can define a ...
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right multiplication by elements of a discrete subgroup preserve left haar measure?

If $\Gamma$ is a discrete subgroup of a locally compact topological group, G, it is not necessarily the case that right multiplication on $G$ by elements of $\Gamma$ will preserve a left Haar ...
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invariant measure on a quotient of a topological group

Suppose I have a locally compact topological group, $G$, and a closed subgroup $H\leq G$. Suppose $\Delta _G|_H = \Delta_H$ where the $\Delta$ are the modular functions on $G$ and $H$. How can I see ...
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Connected subgroups of SU(2) and SU(3)

I am reading 'Lie groups, Lie Algebras, and Representations : An Introduction' by Brian Hall and am unable to do the problem 17 in chapter 3. It says Show that every connected Lie subgroup of ...
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Normalizer of an open subgroup of a compact group

For some reason I cannot figure out the following. Suppose $G$ is a compact, Hausdorff and totally disconnected (but I think compact should suffice) group and $U$ an open subgroup. Why is the ...
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Let $H$ be a $\sigma-$compact subgroup of locally compact abelian group $G$ such that $G/H$ is $\sigma-$compact. Is $G$ $\sigma-$compact?

Let $H$ be a $\sigma-$compact, closed subgroup of locally compact abelian group $G$ such that $G/H$ is $\sigma-$compact. Is $G$ $\sigma-$compact?
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The structure of locally compact abelian groups by D. L. Armacost.

I do not have access to this important book: The structure of locally compact abelian groups by D. L. Armacost. I need to the Example 6.4 of this book. I will be grateful if you can help