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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Translate of a closed set is closed(part2)

Previously, I raised a question whether $$ (a+F)^c=a+F^c.$$ Jonas Meyer pointed out that it is true. After which, I was able to prove the first inclusion. The details are as follows: let $y\in a+F^c$. ...
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Translate of a closed set is closed

We assume that $X$ is a topological vector space with a topology $\tau$. I want to show that if $F$ is a closed subset of $X$, then its translate $a+F$ is also closed in $X$. Am I right to say that $$ ...
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Inductive limits

Let $E_n$ be a family of Banach spaces. Under which conditions imposed on $(E_n)$ can we represent the $\ell_\infty$-sum $(\bigoplus_{n\in \mathbb{N}} E_n)_{\ell_\infty}$ as a complemented subspace of ...
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Locally convex space characterization in terms of duality

Let $(X,\tau)$ be a topological vector space (TVS for short). Denote by $X^*$ the topological dual of $(X,\tau)$. If there exists a locally convex topology $\mu$ on $X$ compatible with the duality ...
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How to plot N points on the surface of a D-dimensional sphere roughly equidistant apart?

Let's say I have a D-dimensional sphere with a radius R. I want to plot N number of points evenly distributed (equidistant apart from each other) on the surface of the sphere. It doesn't matter where ...
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Alternate definition for boundedness in a TVS

Let $X$ be a topological vector space over $\mathbb R$ or $\mathbb C$. A subset $B\subset X$ is defined to be bounded if for any open neighborhood $N$ of $0$ there is a number $\lambda>0$ ...
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Continuity in Frechet spaces

These are undoubtably simple questions, but I have no background in functional analysis and am wondering about them. The first is an exercise from Folland, the second is not, but both are claims I've ...
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Balanced but not convex?

In a topological vector space $X$, a subset $S$ is convex if \begin{equation}tS+(1-t)S\subset S\end{equation} for all $t\in (0,1)$. $S$ is balanced if \begin{equation}\alpha S\subset S\end{equation} ...
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Nice example where $D^{\alpha}\Lambda_{f}\neq\Lambda_{D^{\alpha}f}$?

Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ be open and $f$ be a locally integrable function. The distribution associated with $f$, $\Lambda_{f}\in D'(\Omega)$, is defined via \begin{equation} ...
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If $A$ and $B$ are compact, then so is $A+B$.

This is an exercise in Chapter 1 from Rudin's Functional Analysis. Prove the following: Let $X$ be a topological vector space. If $A$ and $B$ are compact subsets of $X$, so is $A+B$. My guess: ...
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Translation invariant metric

Under what conditions can a metric vector space be given an equivalent metric that is translation invariant? I was wondering if the probability measures on real line can be embedded in vector space ...
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Why Strongly Continuous Representations?

When working with not-necessarily-finite-dimensional representations, the topology on $GL(V)$ makes a difference. My experience has been that usually people require that the representation $\pi ...
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Can continuity of inverse be omitted from the definition of topological group?

According to Wikipedia, a topological group $G$ is a group and a topological space such that $$ (x,y) \mapsto xy$$ and $$ x \mapsto x^{-1}$$ are continuous. The second requirement follows from the ...
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Topology of $(\mathcal{A},*)$ determined by $\mathcal{A}_{sa}$?

Let $(\mathcal{A},*)$ be a $*$-algebra, we have the following observation: Let $\|\cdot\|_1$ and $\|\cdot\|_2$ be two norms on $\mathcal{A}$ such that the involution is an isometry with respect to ...
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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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Practical implications of a vector space being a topological vector space

I have a space $V$ and I lately discovered that it's a topological vector space. What are the practical implications of that?
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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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Question on Topological vector space 1

I have numbered this question as (1) because I will be posting series of questions where I don't understand. I hope its allowed. I want to prove the following : If $X$ is a topological vector ...
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Finding the topological complement of a finite dimensional subspace

I know that for any finite dimensional subspace $F$ of a banach space $X$, there is always a closed subspace $W$ such that $X=W\oplus F$, that is, any finite dimensional subspace of a banach space is ...
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Hairy ball theorem: references to applications

I'm looking for references to applications of the Hairy ball theorem. I already visited wikipedia and cited references, but I need a little more explanation in both meteorology and applications in ...
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Extreme boundary of a compact, convex, metrizable set is $G_\delta$

Let $X$ be a topological vector space (no assumptions about local convexity are made in the question, though I am worried they might be required). Suppose $K\subset X$ is a compact, convex, metrizable ...
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When is the orbit of a vector a minimal sequence? When does an operator have a minimal orbit vector?

Let $X$ be a banach space. We say a sequence $(x_n)$ is minimal if for each $k$, $x_k\notin [x_n]_{n\neq k}$, where $[x,y,z,\cdots]$ is the closed linear span of the vectors. For ...
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Local base of a topological vector space

I would like to prove that if $B$ is local base for a topological vector space $X$, then every member of $B$ contains the closure of some member of $B$. I would appreciate if somebody can guide me ...
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Limit on a topological vector space

in the Wikipedia article on Gâteaux derivative , the limit of a function between two topological vector spaces is taken. How is the limit defined on a topological space for a function ? I find ...
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First theorem in Topological vector spaces.

I came across this theorem and I am disappointed not being able to understand or to have intuition to understand it . I would be glad to get help . Theorem : If $K$ and $C$ are subset of topological ...
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Are seminorms convex and a question on local base?

How can I prove that seminorms are convex? Another question is that, when we talk about topological vector spaces, why do we emphasise neighborhoods about $0$? As far as I know, if we know the ...
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$X^*$ with its weak*-topology is of the first category in itself

Let $X$ be an infinite-dimensional Fréchet space. Prove that $X^*$,with its weak*-topology is of the first category in itself.
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Finding point distribution by eigen vectors

First of all I want to tell that my mathematics is poor, so I can’t use correct terms. Sorry for that. I have a point data set. This data represents some cylindrical objects surfaces (not exactly ...
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Connected components that are relatively open in $\sigma(T)$

Let $T$ be an bounded linear operator on a Banach space $X$. Suppose the spectrum of $T$, $\sigma(T)$ has infinitely many connected components, then $\sigma(T)$ must contain infinitely many ...
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Vector Analysis & Linear Algebra

I'm given a positive number, a unit vector $u \in \mathbb{R} ^n $ and a sequence of vectors $ \{ b_k \} _{ k \geq 1} $ such that $|b_k - ku| \leq d $ for every $ k=1,2,...$. This obviously implies $ ...
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Closure of a nontrivial normed vector subspace that is equal to the whole space

Can you show me an example of a normed vector subspace $S$ strictly included in a normed vector space $V$ whose closure is equal to the whole $V$?
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Weak *-topology of $X^*$ is metrizable if and only if …

Let $X$ be a topological vector space on which $X^*$ separates points. Prove that "the weak *-topology of $X^*$ is metrizable if and only if $X$ has a finite or countable Hamel basis"? (A set $\beta$ ...
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Do the notions of weak and weak* convergence coincide for $\ell^1(\mathbb{N})$?

As my friends and I were studying for our real analysis final exam yesterday, we were playing with various examples and found ourselves asking this question: The space $\ell^1(\mathbb{N})$ is the ...
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When do weak and original topology coincide?

Let $X$ be a topological vector space with topology $T$. When is the weak topology on $X$ the same as $T$? Of course we always have $T_{weak} \subset T$ by definition but when is $T \subset ...
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Topological fields questions

From Wikipedia: "Let $K$ be a topological field, namely a field with a topology such that addition, multiplication, and division are continuous. In most applications $K$ will be either the field of ...
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The kernel of a continuous linear operator is a closed subspace?

If $V$ and $W$ are topological vector spaces (and $W$ is finite-dimensional) then a linear operator $L\colon V\to W$ is continuous if and only if the kernel of $L$ is a closed subspace of $V$. ...
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Must a complete space be locally compact?

There are two versions of second category space: one is complete metric space, the other is locally compact space. As we know, an open interval is locally compact but not complete. But how about the ...
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Consequence of metrizability proof - disregard, the question is an error

In Marian Fabian et al's Functional Analysis and Infinite-Dimensional Geometry, Proposition 3.22 states/proves that if $X$ is a separable Banach space, then the (closed) unit ball, $B_{X^{*}}$ of ...
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Generic topology on a vector space?

For a (possibly infinite-dimensional) vector space $V$, I thought about the following topology $\tau$: Let $O \in \tau$ if every $x \in O$ has the property that for every $v \in V$, there is an ...
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How is the topology on a vector space induced from its base field $\mathbb{R}$?

I don't remember where on this site, but I vaguely remember seeing that for a vector space with its base field being $\mathbb{R}$ (or more generally, a topological field?), there can be a natural ...
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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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Can 2 parallel lines be discriminated as 'away', 'beside' with respect to 3rd parallel line?

I have nearly parallel several 3D line segments. some line segments locate (blue line) beside to a spefic line segment (black line) and some other (red line) locate away from that line segment. i want ...
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When is a subset of {0,1} valued borel functions on a standard borel space (polish space) complete (see *) under the pointwise convergence topology?

*In other words, what restrictions on a family F of {0,1} valued borel functions will tell us that the pointwise limit of any net in F is borel. I feel like there must be lots known about this but I ...
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Are topological vector spaces completely regular?

Every uniformizable space is a completely regular topological space. topological vector spaces are uniform spaces. every Hausdorff topological vector space is completely regular. From ...
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Completability of a uniform space, metric space and topological vector space?

From Wikipedia In particular, topological vector spaces are uniform spaces and one can thus talk about completeness, uniform convergence and uniform continuity. (This implies that every ...
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“A linear operator $f$ is continuous if $f(V)$ is bounded for some neighborhood $V$ of $0$.”

From Wikipedia a linear operator $f$ between two topological vector spaces is continuous if $f(V)$ is bounded for some neighborhood $V$ of $0$. I wonder why it is true? If I understand ...
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Boundedness in a topological space?

I was wondering if there is a concept of boundedness for subsets of a topological space? If yes to 1, is it this one from Wiki Elements of a Bornology B on a set X are called bounded sets and the ...
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Definition of locally convex topological vector space

From Wiki A locally convex topological vector space is a topological vector space in which the origin has a local base of absolutely convex *absorbent* sets. Also from Wiki Locally ...
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Metric linear space and locally convex topological vector space

I was wondering which one is more general, metric linear spaces or locally convex topological vector spaces? Is a metric linear space a locally convex topological vector space? Vice versa? In terms ...
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“The two notions of boundedness coincide for locally convex spaces”

From Wiki The boundedness condition for linear operators on normed spaces can be restated. An operator is bounded if it takes every bounded set to a bounded set, and here is meant the more ...