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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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 ...
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What do we call a Schauder-like basis that is uncountable?

In a topological vector space, every Schauder basis is assumed countable, by definition. Supposing we drop the countability condition, we call this a [what goes here?] basis?
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Compactness in Infinite Dimensional Vector Spaces

Show that, in an infinite dimensional normed space $(V,\|\cdot\|)$, the closed ball of radius $2$ $$ B_2:=\{x\in V:\ \|x\|\leq2\} $$ is not compact. I suspect I am not understanding what is going ...
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About the closedness of Banach space

I'm reading a proof in trying to prove that a Banach space $X$ is reflexive if and only if $X^{*}$ is reflexive. There's a point in the proof saying that $X$ is a closed subspace of $X^{**}$, but I ...
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Convex Sets in Functional Analysis?

Why did Bourbaki choose to study convex sets, convex functions and locally convex sets as part of the theory of topological vector spaces, and what is so important about these concepts? I'd like to ...
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A question on a function of bounded semivariation(part 2)

Let $(X,\tau)$ be a Hausdorff locally convex topological vector space and let $P(X)$ be a family of continuous seminorms on $X$ that generates the topology $\tau$. I got the following definition from ...
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Is a function of bounded semivariation bounded?

Let $X$ be a topological vector space and let $f:[a,b]\to X$. We say that $f$ is of bounded semi-variation in $[a,b]$ if the set $SV(f,[a,b])$ consisting of all the elements of the form $$\sum_{i=1}^n ...
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Topology of pointwise convergence - open sets

Let $X$ be the vector space of all complex functions on $[0,1]$, topologized by the family of seminorms $p_{x}(f)=|f(x)|$, $0\le x\le1$. This topology is called the topology of pointwise convergence. ...
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Does a barrel contain a neighborhood of $0$? [closed]

Suppose $X$ is topological vector space which is of the second category in itself. Let $K$ be a closed, convex, absorbing subset (a barrel) of $X$. Prove that $K$ contains a neighborhood of $0$.
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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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About open mapping and closed range theorem

I'm self-learning Functional Analysis in Rudin's book and found some following statement hard to understand. Hope someone can help me clarify this. 1) $X, Y$ are Banach spaces, $T \in B(X,Y)$, let ...
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No infinite-dimensional $F$-space has a countable Hamel basis

If $X$ is an infinite-dimensional topological vector space which is the union of countably many finite-dimensional subspaces, prove that $X$ is of the first category in itself. Prove that therefore ...
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Subspaces of a Topological Vector Spaces

I have a few questions about topological spaces which I am currently studying. First some definitions that I am using: Definition of subspace topology: Given a topological space $(X,\tau)$ and a ...
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In the proof the proving duality of topological vector space

I find hard to understand the proof for this theorem. Hope that some one can help me to clarify this. Thanks Suppose $X$ is a vector space and $X'$ is a separating space of linear functionals on ...
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About the continuity of a function in the closed graph theorem proof

I'm reading Functional Analysis book of Rudin, and in the proof of the closed graph theorem, there's one point that I don't understand. Can someone please explain it to me? I really appreciate this. ...
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Question about the continuity property of a function in topological vector space

I'm reading Functional Analysis book of Walter Rudin, and there's one point in this book that I don't know why he states that. Here is the statement: $f$ is a linear mapping from F-space $X$ into ...
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There exists function sequence $\{f_{n}\}$ converges to $0$ such that $\{a_{n}f_{n}\}$ not converges to $0$

Let $X$ be the vector space of all complex functions on the unit interval $[0,1]$, topologized by the family of seminorms $$p_{x}(f) = |f(x)|, \quad (0 \le x \le 1).$$ Show that there exists a ...
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Tempered fundamental solutions

According to the Malgrange–Ehrenpreis theorem every nontrivial linear constant coefficient PDO $P(\partial)$ admits a fundamental solution $E\in\mathscr{D}'$; I wonder whether $P(\partial)$ admits a ...
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Measure-valued maps equal a.e. if their integrals equal over any set

Let $X,Y$ be two standard Borel spaces and let $p,q:X\to\mathcal P(Y)$ be two stochastic kernels, which can be alternatively seen as measure-valued maps. Suppose that for some measure $\mu\in \mathcal ...
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Example of a sequence of functions

Construct an example of a sequence of functions $(f_n)$ defined on $[0,1]$ such that $f_n$ converges pointwise to $0$ and for every sequence of numbers $(a_n)$ that tends to $\infty$, sequence ...
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Question on the proof that $C(\Omega)$ is a Frechet space

I am using Rudin's book on Functional Analysis. I am studying the proof that the space $C(\Omega)$ of continuous functions on an open set $\Omega \subseteq \mathbb{C}$ is a Frechet space. I ...
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is the vector space $\mathbb{R}^\mathbb{N}$ locally compact?

is the vector space $\mathbb{R}^\mathbb{N}$ locally compact? for example, let $x=(x_1,x_2,....)$ any point of $\mathbb{R}^\mathbb{N}$ and let $V=[x_1-\epsilon,x_1+\epsilon] \times ...
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Proof details for the first theorem in functional analysis

The Proof details for the first theorem in functional analysis is given in this website: I have one questions for the proof of lemma 5 given here. (1) Why this claim hold? from equality $0+0=0$ ...
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In a topological vector space, show if $A$ and $B$ are bounded, then $A + B$ is bounded?

I get as far as this before I am stuck: Pick any neighbourhood of $0$ and call it $U$. Then there exists $a, b$ such that $A \subseteq aU$ and $B \subseteq bU$. So hence $ A + B \subseteq aU+bU$. ...
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How to prove in a topological vector space: cl(A) + cl(B) is a subset of cl(A+B), where cl denotes closure?

I'm not sure where to really proceed. My process is as follows. Take any $x \in cl(A)+cl(B)$. Assume for a contradiction that $x \notin cl(A+B)$. Then there exists an open set $U$ such that $ x \in ...
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Constructing a closed, convex subset of $X^{\ast}$ that is not weakly-* closed

I'm asked to show that if $X$ is a non-reflexive Banach space, there exists (norm) closed and convex subsets of $X^\ast$ that are not $w^{\ast}$-closed. In other words, there's no analogue of Mazur's ...
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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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How general is the convergence of the exponential function's power series?

Let $\mathbf{V}$ be a Fréchet space whose underlying set is $V$. Let $\;\; \beta \: : \: V\times V \: \to \: V \;\;$ be a continuous bilinear map that has an identity element and is ...
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How can we ensure that a space is a subset of locally convex topological space?

I am looking for fast ways to ensure that a given set is a subset of topologically locally convex space. I have already read the posts post1:seminorms-in-locally-convex-spaces, ...
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Notions of topological spaces and matrices

How can I show that: For all $r>0$, exists $A$ nonsingular matrix, such that $B_r(A)\subseteq GL_n(\mathbb{C})$ For all $A\in GL_n(\mathbb{C})$ and for all $r>0$, there exists $\alpha>0$ ...
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Every locally connected non separating plane continuum is an AR

A continuum is a compact connected metric space. A plane continuum is a continuum contained in $R^2$. We say that a plane continuum does not separate the plane provided that $R^2\setminus X$ is ...
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if $v$ is a member of $H$ and $v$ is not a member of $M$ then $u$ is member of $K$. How is this possible?

Let $(V,K)$ and $u,v$ is a member of $V$. Suppose that $M$ is a subset of $V$ is a subspace of $V$ with basis $B_m=\{m_1,...,m_r\}$ with $r$ less than and equal to $n$. Let $H$ be a subspace spanned ...