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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Topological Vector Space: 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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Topological Vector Space: $\dim V=n\implies V\cong\mathbb{K}^n$

Let $V$ be a finite dimensional Hausdorff topological vector space. Prove that it is is isomorphic to the Euclidean vector space of the same dimension: $$\dim V=n\implies V\cong\mathbb{K}^n$$
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Balanced Core: Explicit Expression?

Denote the collection of all balanced subsets by: $\mathcal{B}:=\{B\subseteq X: B\text{ balanced}\}$ Since the union of arbitrary balanced sets is balanced we can form the balanced core of arbitrary ...
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Criteria for a sequence in $C[0,1]$ to converge weakly [duplicate]

Is there a criterion for a sequence in $C[0,1]$ to converge weakly? Let $\{f_n\}$ be a sequence in $C[0,1]$, $f\in C[0,1]$. Suppose $f_n\to f$ (weakly). Then for each $x\in [0,1]$ $ev_x(f_n)\to ...
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Various convergences in the space of bounded operators

Could you please help me to find some classical (counter)examples in functional analysis? Let $X$ and $Y$ be some normed spaces over $\mathbb{C}$. By $\mathcal{B}(X,Y)$ we denote the space of bounded ...
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Closure of a von Neumann bounded set

Let $V$ be a topological vector space and $B \subseteq V$ bounded. Then the closure $\overline{B}$ is bounded. This appears on the Wikipedia page ...
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Infinite Dimensional Topological Vector Space

Let $V$ is a finite-dimensional vector space over $\mathbb{R}$ (or $\mathbb{C}$). To make $V$ a topological space, we may choose the sets $f^{-1}(U)$ as a sub-basis, where $f$ ranges over all linear ...
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Show that no topological vector space is bounded.

I am studying the concept of topological vector spaces in Grubb's Distributions and Operators. A vector space $X$ (over $\mathbb{L} = \mathbb{R}$ or $\mathbb{C}$) is called a topological vector ...
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Please verify this definition of locally convex vector space

A locally convex vector space is a vector space $V$ equipped with a family $P$ of separating semi-norms. Is this a correct definiton? So to determine whether a norm induces a locally convex topology ...
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Infinite field which is not a metric space

Are there any infinite fields which are not metric spaces (other than the discrete topology)? If so, why must a finite-dimensional vector space over this field be locally compact?
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Hausdorff topologies on a finite dimensional vector spaces

Let $X$ be a finite dimensional vector space (over complex numbers), $\mathcal{P}_1$,$\mathcal{P}_2$ - two families of seminorms. There is the following statement: these families are equivalent if the ...
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Does the continuity at $0$ of the addition map in a vector space imply its continuity?

I have a question about the proof of Theorem 1.41 in Rudin, Functional Analysis, 2/e. The theorem states Let $N$ be a closed subspace of a topological vector space (t.v.s.) $X$. Let $\tau$ be the ...
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When a sort of weak topology is enough to generate vector space topology

Consider a vector space $V$, and some functions $f_\alpha: V \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ where $\alpha$ ranges over some index set $A$. We can think about the coarsest topology which: a) makes the ...
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Properties of compact set: non-empty intersection of any system of closed subsets with finite intersection property

Let $X$ be a Hausdorff topological vector space. Let $C$ be a nonempty compact subset of $X$ and $\{C_\alpha\}_{\alpha \in I}$ be a collection of closed subsets such that $C_\alpha \subset C$ for each ...
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Open Convex Subsets of Dense Spaces

So I asked this question yesterday, Existence of Non-Trivial, Convex, Open Set in $C_{\mathbb{C}}[0,1]$ Under $L^{0}$ Metric, and it made my start wondering the following... Suppose the following: ...
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Topological modules with enough continuous linear functionals.

Context: I'm trying to find out which topological (unital) modules are "good enough" for generalizing results from real or complex functional analysis. For example, I say that a module, in order to be ...
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Linearly compact subspace is closed

Let $V$ be a vector space with a linear topology, meaning open linear subspaces form a basis of open neighborhoods of $0$. Recall that a subspace $W$ is called linearly compact if for any open ...
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strong topology = inductive limit topology on duals of projective limits

I've been bothering with this for some time now, and can't find any source with an actual proof, the statement simply appears to be "well-known". If you know (a source with) a proof, I'd be happy :) ...
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Non-locally convex topologies on $\mathbb{R}^{n}$ compatible with the vector space structure

So I know that every locally convex topology on $\mathbb{R}^{n}$ is equivalent to the norm topology. Are there any non-trivial examples of non-locally convex topologies on $\mathbb{R}^{n}$ that still ...
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Does this topology on the dual have a name

Let $X$ be a topological vector space. Let $X^\ast$ denote its continuous dual. It is possible to endow $X^\ast$ with the weak star topology: Def.1: If $e_x: X^\ast \to \mathbb C$ is the map $\varphi ...
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Counterexample about non Hausdorff topological vector spaces

I have some troubles with Hausdorffness in TVS: Question 1. Is there any topological vector space $X$ which is not Hausdorff? Question 2. Give an explicit example of a topological vector space $X$ ...
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Some fundamental relations in topology

Are the following relations correct? $\ \{ Normed\, Vector\, Spaces\} \subset \{Topological\, Vector\, Spaces\} \subset \{Uniform \,Spaces\} \subset \{Topological\, Spaces\}$ Then $\ \{Normed\, ...
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Question about proof of Krein-Milman Theorem.

I am in the middle of working through the details of the proof of the Krein-Milman theorem in Rudin's Functional Analysis (Theorem 3.23), and I am stuck on one detail. I will state the theorem and ...
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Convex in $ \mathbb{R^n}$

Prove that: [A be a convexe part $(A\subseteq \mathbb{R^n})] \implies [\forall x_1,x_2,...x_n\in A ,\forall\alpha_1,\alpha_2,...\alpha_n\ge0 $ $with$ $ \ \alpha_1+\alpha_2+...+\alpha_n=1 ...
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Are the axioms of a topological space superfluous?

A topology on a set $X$ is a family $\mathcal{T}$ of subsets of $X$, which are open sets and satisfy: (1) $\emptyset, X \in \mathcal{T}$. (2) Any union of elements of $\mathcal{T}$ belongs to ...
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Is every “nice” topological vector space a manifold?

Say $V$ is a topological vector space. What conditions do you need to add on $V$ to make it a (topological, maybe infinite-dimensional) manifold? For instance, can we view the Schwartz class ...
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Every Bounded set contained in a Compact set

In a general metric space, is every bounded set contained in a compact set?
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topological vector space of measure functions

Let $(X, \mathcal X, \mu )$ be a measure space, and let $ L(X)$ be the space of measurable functions $f: X \to \mathbb C$. Show that the sets $B(f, \epsilon ,r ): = \{ g \in L(X) : \mu( \{ x : | f(x) ...
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A vector space with topology generated by a family of typologies each makes it a topological vector space is a topological vector space

Let $V$ be a vector space, and let $(\mathcal F_ \alpha ) _{ \alpha \in A}$ be a family of topologies on V, each of which turning $V$ into a topological vector space. Let $\mathcal F$ be the vector ...
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Direct limit, density and norm

Let $E$ be a Banach space, $A_n$ be an increasing sequence of finite dimensional subspaces of $E$, $B_n$ be an increasing sequence of subspaces of $A_n$ and let $C_n = A_n/B_n$. Assume that the ...
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Are the finite signed measures on a compact set $M(Compact)$ first countable?

Let $M(Compact)$ be the set of finite signed measures on a countable set? (with the topology generated by the sets $\left\{ \mu \in M(Compact) : \left| \int f(x) \mu(dx)- a\right| \leq ...
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How do they call the topological tensor product that classifies operators from Hilbert space?

Let $V$ and $W$ be topological vector spaces. There are different ways to complete the tensor product $V \otimes W$, and the only ones that are usually discussed in introductory literature are the ...
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The dual of a dual space with the topology of uniform convergence on compact subsets?

$W$ is a Banach space. The topology of $W^*$ is the uniform convergence on the compact subsets of $W$. That is generated by the family of seminorms $$p_K(f)=\sup_{x\in K}|f(x)|,$$ for all compact ...
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Infinite Dimensional Vector Space: Finite Dim Subspace Closed and Nowhere Dense

Show that any finite-dimensional subspace $(S,\|\cdot\|)$ of an infinite-dimensional normed vector space $(V,\|\cdot\|)$ is closed and nowhere dense. Proof: Let $\{x^{(n)}\}_{n\geq1}$ be a ...
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On convex hulls and intersections of chains of compact sets

Let $V$ be a topological vector space, let $\{ C_i \}_{i \in I}$ be a set of compact subsets of $V$ which forms a chain with respect to inclusion. For now, assume the following stronger properties: ...
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Prove that the weak$^*$ topology on the space of tempered distributions is not 1st countable

Please, help me with a proof of this (apparently) known fact whose proof is out of my reach, even though I spent a considerable amount of time looking it up: The weak$^*$ topology on the space of ...
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Linear independence in 3-space

The orthogonal orthonormal basis vectors $i,j,k$ in $3$-space are generally accepted as linearly independent. However $j$ can be derived from $i$, by the process of differentiation, and likewise ...
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Why do we need dual space [closed]

In functional analysis there are many places where dual space is mentioned, but I still don't understand the real power of that concept. Why do we need the dual space?
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$\sigma$-Algebra: Why do we want it to contain complements as well?

Everybody Hello, I was always wondering: (Please answers apart from historical reasons) Why do we want a $\sigma$-Algebra to possess more than just its crucial disjoint $\sigma$-union property? Say, ...
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Closed Monoidal Structures On The Category Of Complete Topological Vector Spaces

Context: The category of Banach spaces, with the projective tensor product is a closed monoidal category. Question 1: Is there a tensor product on the category of complete topological vector spaces, ...
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When does a dense subspace destine the weak topology?

Let $E$ be a locally convex space, let $E^{\prime}$ be its continuous dual space and let $F$ be a subspace of $E^{\prime}$ which is dense with respect to the strong topology on $E^{\prime}$ (i.e. the ...
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Weak* continuity

Let $B$ be the open unit ball in $\mathbb{R}^2$ and $\mathcal{M}^+$ the set of nonnegative Radon measures on $B$ and $\mathcal{M}^2$ the set of $\mathbb{R}^2 \text{-valued}$ Radon measures on $B.$ I ...
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Given a Banach space $X$, are weak$^*$ bounded subsets of the dual space $X '$ also strongly bounded (with respect to the usual norm in $X '$)?

Some related facts I already know: 1) In a Banach space $X$, weakly bounded sets are strongly bounded and vice-versa (Thm 3.18 - "Functional Analysis", Rudin); 2) From 1, it follows that my question ...
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Two basic questions about topological linear space theory

For a topological vector space(tvs), I'd like to know whether 1.there exist a topological vector space V which is a Hausdorff space but does not satisfies the first countable axiom or 2.there exist ...
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Is Reflexivity Necessary for the Weak and Weak* Topologies to Coincide?

Let $X$ be a normed vector space, not necessarily Banach. Suppose that $X$ is not reflexive, implying the existence of such $\varphi\in X^{**}$ ($X^{**}$ being the double dual of $X$) of that for any ...
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Is there a topological space and meanwhile a linear space such that its vector addition is discontinuous but scalar multiplication is continuous?

The title is the question. Does there exist a topological space and meanwhile a linear space X such that its vector addition operation is discontinuous but scalar multiplication operation is ...
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Extending continuous, densely-defined linear maps between locally convex spaces

Let $X$ and $Y$ be locally convex topological vector spaces, say over $\mathbb{C}$. To set the stage a bit, I'll say that the topology on $X$ is given by a separating family of semi-norms $(p_i)_{i ...
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Is there a non-complete and non-separate metric space?

Is there a (non-trival) non-complete and non-separate metric space? Some notions are here: math.stackexchange.com/questions/182316.
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Prove that a set is dense and of the first category in $L^2(T)$

Define the Fourier coefficients $\hat{f}(n)$ of a function $f\in L^2(T)$, $T$ is a unit circle, by: $\hat{f}(n)=\frac{1}{2\pi}\int\limits_{-\pi}^{\pi}f(e^{i\theta})e^{-in\theta}d\theta$ Let ...
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Give an example of Euclidean space.

In the question it is asking what will be if we take out one condition of theorem. $\textbf{Theorem}$: Let {$\phi_{n}$} be orthonormal system in a complete Euclidean Space R. Then {$\phi_{n}$} is ...