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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Dual Spaces and Topological Vector Spaces

I have a question regarding dual spaces. Before, let me write that this all issue looks really problematic to me, and I already touched it quickly in another question. However, in that occasion, the ...
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Preserved properties through continuous linear maps

I just looked at the fact (at least according to Definition 2.8.1. in Distribution Theory by Friedlander et al.) that for $K_0\subseteq{\bf R}^{n(0)}$ compact, $\Omega_1\subseteq{\bf R}^{n(1)}$ open ...
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Inductive/Projective Limits of Topological Algebras

It is common to form inductive/projective limits of Banach/Frechet spaces in order to come up with natural topologies for common vector spaces. For instance, For $k \ge 0$ and $K_n$ compact ...
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How to show that the topology is compatible with the metric?

This is in the contest of Toplogical-Vector-Spaces, but can be interepreted as a simply topology question. For my matter, assume $\|\cdot\|_n$ is a countable family of seminorms, and define ...
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Is the 3d Schwartz space isomorphic to a subspace of the 1d Schwartz space?

Are the Schwartz-spaces $\mathscr{S}(\mathbb{R})$ and $\mathscr{S}(\mathbb{R}^3)$ isomorphic (as topological vector spaces)? Is $\mathscr{S}(\mathbb{R}^3)$ at least isomorphic to a subspace of ...
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Every singelton is bounded in a topological vector space

I'm trying to prove that every singelton (one point set $\{x\}$) is bounded in a topological vector space. I can't see it so easily. It is obvous that given a $V$ neighberhood of $0$, there is ...
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What is the topological dual of a dual space with the weak* topology?

I'm trying to understand a claim I heard in class. To be concrete, suppose $X$ is a compact, hausdorff topological space, and let $C(X)$ be the space of continuous functions on $X$ with the supremum ...
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Do sequences fully specify the topology of $\mathcal{D}(\Omega)$ and $\mathcal{D}'(\Omega)$?

It is well known that $\mathcal{D}(\Omega)$ and $\mathcal{D}'(\Omega)$ are not metrizable, and that a topological vector space is metrizable if and only if it is first-countable (Rudin, Thm. 1.24). ...
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Continuity of the dual product reloaded

Let $X$ be a Banach space with topological dual $X^*$. Then the dual product $(x,x^*)\in X\times X^*\to x^*(x)\in\mathbb{R}$ is strongly$\times$strongly continuous in $X\times X^*$. That does not ...
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Direct limits of locally convex spaces and embeddings

I was thinking about whether this positive result would hold in the category of locally convex spaces also... Here is what I got so far: The direct limit of a locally convex system consists of the ...
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A Problem on Locally Convex Spaces

In the book A Course in Functional Analysis by Conway, there is the following problem: Problem. Let $ X $ be a completely regular topological space, and let $ C(X) $ denote the set of all ...
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Proving linearity implies (or can imply under opportune conditions) lower semicontinuity

A function $f:X\to\mathbb{R}$, with $X$ being a topological space, is termed as lower semicontinuous (lsc) at $x_0\in X$ if: $$\forall\epsilon>0\,\,\exists V\text{ an open neighborhood of }x_0:x\in ...
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Sum of closed and compact set in a TVS

I am trying to prove: $A$ compact, $B$ closed $\Rightarrow A+B = \{a+b | a\in A, b\in B\}$ closed (exercise in Rudin's Functional Analysis), where $A$ and $B$ are subsets of a topological vector space ...
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When is the completion of a topological vector space a Frechet space?

Suppose $X$ is a topological vector space with the metric topology. If we take the completion of $X$ with respect to the metric, will we get a Frechet space? Are there any extra conditions needed to ...
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Logic behind a proof in Topological Vector Spaces

I found the following result at the beginning of some notes on topological vector spaces (TVS). This is a quite fundamental result, that apparently is considered the corresponding version of the ...
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Closure of intersection with vector subspace

I am confused with the footnote on page 198 of http://www.ma.huji.ac.il/~razk/iWeb/My_Site/Teaching_files/TVS.pdf Essentially: Let $X$ be a topological vector space and $Y$ a finite-dimensional ...
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Existence of particular functionals in a family of linear functionals

Let $U\subset B$ be a subset of a Banach space $B$, and let $D$ be a complete topological vector space. I have given a family $\mathcal L(U)=\{L_u\ |\ u\in U\}$ of linear functionals $L_u:D\to\mathbb ...
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Is the dual space of all Radon measures the space of signed measures on a $\delta$-ring?

Consider the Banach space $C_c(\mathbb{R})$ of continuous functions with compact support equipped with the uniform norm $||f||_\infty := \sup_{x \in \mathbb{R}} |f(x)|$. Then it is known (Riesz ...
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Topology generated by a Family of Seminorms as a Initial Topology?

Let $X$ be a set and $\{(Y_i, \mathscr{T}_i)\}_{i\in I}$ be a family of topological spaces and $\{f_i\}_{i\in I}$ a family of mappings $$f_i:X\longrightarrow Y_i.$$ The initial topology on $X$ is the ...
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Bornological/Barrelled Operator-Topologies?

I'm looking for results concerning the following questions. If those have been already addressed in the literature, it would be nice to know proper citations: Let $(E, \tau_E)$ and $(F, \tau_F)$ be ...
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Problem 5. ( chap3. p.87, functional analysis, W.Rudin)

I had done part a, b, and d. But I cannot breakthrough part c, and part e. I restate entire problem in the following: For $0<p<\infty$, let $l^p$ be the space of all functions $x$ (real or ...
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How to prove $ \mathit {X}$ is path connected?

${\mathbb{R}}^{2} $ Euclidean 2-space,Let $\mathit {X} \subset \mathbb{R}^{2} $.$$\mathit {X}=[-2,2]\times[-1,0]\cup[-2,-1]\times[0,1]\cup[1,2]\times[0,1]$$ $\qquad\qquad\qquad\qquad\qquad$ ...
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Doubt Concerning the Definition of a Locally Convex Space Structure through Seminorms?

In the book Introduction to Functional Analysis written by A. E. Taylor there are the following theorems: Theorem 1. Suppose that $X$ is a linear space and that $\mathscr{U}$ is a nonempty family ...
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Continuity of the dual product

Let $X$ be a Banach space with topological dual $X^*$. Then the dual product $$ (x,x^*)\in X\times X^*\to x^*(x)\in\mathbb{R} $$ is strongly$\times$strongly continuous on $X\times X^*$, mainly because ...
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Existence of translated nbhds of zero in a TPVS

Let $X$ be a topological vector space and let $W$ be an open set which contains $0$ (a nbhd of $0$). How do you prove that $0$ has nbhds $V_1$ and $V_2$ such that $V_1 + V_2 \subseteq W$? (This was ...
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On separable Hilbert space $H$, weak operator topology is metrizable on bounded parts of $B(H)$

The following is a theorem of Takesaki's operator theory: In this proof, weak topology means weak operator topology. I'm wonder why the theorem holds just for bounded parts of $B(H)$ and also ...
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Weak operator topology is the smallest topology on $B(H)$

Show that weak operator topology is the weakest locally convex topology on $B(H)$ such that every $\phi\in F(H)$ is continuous. (F(H) means finite rank operators on $H$). To show it , let $\tau$ ...
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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 ...
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Does $B(H)$ satisfy in Heine-Borel property?

Based on here, I know that every bounded and closed subset of a space is not compact. I really want to know that $B(H)$, the space of bounded linear operators, satisfies in Heine - Borel property. ...
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Proof that difference of compact and closed sets is also closed [duplicate]

I am trying to prove that for any $A$ compact, $B$ closed sets $\Rightarrow A-B = \{a-b | a\in A, b\in B\}$ is also closed, where A and B are subsets of a topological vector space $X$.
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Is this extension a Hilbert space?

Let $V$ be an inner product space over $\mathbb{F}$. Let $H$ be a complete subspace of of $V$ and $x\in V\setminus H$ Define $K= span(H\cup \{x\})$. Is $K$ a Hilbert space? How do I prove it?
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A question on a function of bounded semivariation

Let $(X,\tau)$ be a Hausdorff locally convex TVS and let $P(X)$ be a family of continuous seminorms on $X$ that generates the topology $\tau$. I got the following definition from one of the articles ...
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Books on locally convex topological vector spaces

My friend asked me for a good book about locally convex topological vector space. I'm not familar with this. Could you give me some good references on it?
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Proof that every normed vector space is a topological vector space

The topology induced by the norm of a normed vector space is such that the space is a topological vector space. Can you tell me if my proof is correct? Of course we have to show that addition and ...
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TVS: Uniform Structure

Disclaimer: This thread is meant informative and therefore written in Q&A style. Of course everybody is encouraged to give an answer as well! Prove that any topological vector space gives rise ...
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Metrizability of the unit ball $B_{X^*}$.

I am trying to prove the assertion: If $X$ is a separable normed space, then the unit ball in $X^*$ with the weak* topology, $(B_{X^*},\sigma(X^*,X))$, is metrizable. Firstly, I took ...
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Regarding direct sums in topological vector spaces

If $E=E_0\oplus E_1$ is a topological vector space and $A\subseteq E_0$ open in the induced topology on $E_0$, can I conclude that $A+E_1$ is open in $E$? Possibly if I assume $E$ to be locally ...
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Regarding embeddings of locally convex spaces

If $f:E\rightarrow E'$ is a linear embedding of locally convex topological vector spaces, and $A\subseteq E$ open and convex, can we always find $A'\subseteq E'$ open and convex sucht that ...
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Continuity of implicit function

I find a proof of the following theorem in A.N. Kolmogorov and S.V. Fomin's Элементы теории функций и функционального анализа (pp. 492-493 here): Let $X,Y,Z$ be Banach spaces, $U$ a neighbourhood ...
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Topology Book including specific aspects

I am looking for a basic book about Topology (maybe also a bit of Functional analysis but basically Topology) including the following points (in addition to the basic points): $\bullet$ Seminorms ...
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Topological supremum of family of linear topologies

In Hans Jarchow - Locally Convex Spaces 2.4.4 (c) it says: The topological supremum of any family of linear topologies on a fixed vector space is linear. I couldn't find a proof in the book and ...
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A typical example of Homeomorphism

The set $\mathbb{R}^2-\{(0,0)\}$ with the usual topology is: (A) Homeomorphic to the open unit disc in $\mathbb{R}^2$ (B) the cylinder $\{(x,y,z)\in \mathbb{R}^3/ x^2+y^2=1 \}$ (C) the ...
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Topology on the space of test functions

I try to read into the theory of distributions and there is one thing which bothers me. I read that a distribution is a linear, continuous functional from the space of test functions, which, depending ...
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Operator topologies and examples

In class we covered several operator topologies: the weak topology, the weak* topology, the weak operator topology, and the strong operator topology. The first two are defined on a normed vector ...
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Closedness of convex sets in a locally convex space

Let $C$ be a convex subset of a locally convex topological vector space. Consider the properties: a) $C$ is closed. b) $C$ is weakly closed. c) $C$ is weakly sequentially closed. d) $C$ is ...
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Continuous functions dense in $L_p(X,\mu)$ if $X$ has a special property

Let $X$ be a metric space endowed with a measure $\mu$ satisfying the following condition: all the open and closed sets of $X$ are measurable and for any measurable set $M\subset X$ and any ...
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Limit topology of a sequence of topological vector spaces

Under which circumstances is the limit topology of an increasing sequence $E_0\subseteq E_1\subseteq E_2\subseteq\cdots$ of topological vector spaces, where the inclusion maps are linear and ...
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Adjoint of completely continuous operator is completely continuous

In the proof of the fact that the adjoint operator $A^\ast$ of a completely continuous linear operator $A:E\to E$ mapping a Banach space into itself is also completely continuous on $E^\ast$ endowed ...
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Almost Everywhere Function Space

Problem Let $\Omega$ be a measure space with measure $\mu$ and $V$ a topological vector space not necessarily Hausdorff as well as the function space $\mathcal{F}:=\{f:\Omega\to V\}$ topologized by ...
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Relative countable weak$^{\ast}$ compactness and sequences

I am finding serious difficulties in understanding some things about relative countable compactness and the use of sequences in proving it by my functional analysis text, Kolmogorov-Fomin's. For ...