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The study of vector space with a topology which makes the maps which sums two vectors and which multiply a vector by a scalar continuous. It's a natural generalization of normed spaces.

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### Reference request for Grothendieck's work on “Integration with values in a topological group”

Recently I was reading the available part of the second part of W. Scharlau's book on Alexandre Grothendieck (see here). There I found, An anecdote survives about Grothendieck's arrival in Nancy: ...
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### Topological vector spaces book recommendation

I'm currently taking a class covering the theory of topological vector spaces using the book Topological Vector Spaces, Distributions, and Kernels by Francois Treves. I find the subject to be very ...
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### On Absolutely Continuous Functions

I would like to know if we can extend the concept of absolute continuity to functions $f:[a,b]\to X$, where $X$ is a topological vector space. I browsed some books on Topological Vector Spaces but can'...
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### Does “two topological vector spaces in duality” means they are each other's continuous dual?

When saying two topological vector spaces $E$ and $F$ are in duality, does it mean that they are each other's continuous dual, i.e. $E = F^*$ and $F=E^*$, or just that one is the other's continuous ...
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### Sequential and topological duals of test function spaces

Given a test function space, in particular $\mathcal{S}=\mathcal{S}(\mathbb{R}^n)$ (the Schwartz space) or $\mathcal{D}=\mathcal{D}(\mathbb{R}^n)$ (the space of compactly supported smooth test ...
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### Linear algebra with 2-dim. functions instead of matrices

I just thought about what would happen if we try to do matrix calculus with functions $\mathbb R^2 \to \mathbb R$ instead of matrices. The matrix multiplication would be something like  (f \times ...
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### Difference between a Möbius Strip and a Simple Surface

I am trying to distinguish between a Möbius strip and a surface that has no separations, holes and a connected boundary (homeomorphic to a disk or a half-sphere). Since a Möbius strip also has all the ...
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### $r:\mathscr{S'}\rightarrow\mathscr{D'}$, $u\mapsto u|_{\mathscr{D}}$ is not a topological embedding

Show that $r:\mathscr{S'}\rightarrow\mathscr{D'}$, $u\mapsto u|_{\mathscr{D}}$ is not a topological embedding. For this problem, would it suffice to construct a sequence $\{u_n\}$ in $\mathscr{D'}$ ...
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### Show that $\|\cdot\|_Q$ is a seminorm on $l_{\infty}$

On the space $l^{\infty}$, define $||.||_Q=\limsup |x_n|,$ $x=(x_n)$ belongs to $l^{\infty}.$ Show that $||.||_Q$ is a seminorm on $l^{\infty}$ and that its null space is precisely $c_0$, where $c_0$ ...
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### Intuition for separable spaces?

What should I think of when I read that a space is separable? Is it a 'nice' property? Why would I prefer a separable space over a non-separable space or vice versa? When I think of compact spaces I ...
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### Closed unit ball of $B(H)$ with wot topology is compact
The following is a Theorem of Conway's operator theory: I can not understand how he proves it. I think $\phi(\text{ ball B(H)})$ is compact if $\phi(\text{ ball B(H)})$ is closed subset of compact ...