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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Homeomorphism via Minkowski functional?

Suppose $E$ is an infinite dimensional topological vector space and $\Omega\subset E$ is open, convex and $0\in \Omega$. The Minkowski-functional of $\Omega$ is defined by: $$ p_\Omega:E\to ...
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About a weak topology on TVS

Let $(X,\tau)$ be a topological vector space and suppose $P$ is a separating family of seminorms on $X$. Denote by $\sigma(X,P)$, the weak topology on $X$, the smallest topology on $X$ that makes each ...
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About Closed Unit Balls

If $(X, \|\cdot \|_X)$ is a normed vector space over $\mathbb R$, then the closed unit ball of $X$ is given by $$B(X)=\{x\in X: \|x \|_X \le 1\}.$$ If $X^{*}$ is the set of all bounded linear ...
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$V$ is finite dimensional iff $V'$ with the weak topology is normable

Why is the following statement valid? Note, $V$ is locally convex Hausdorff topological vector space over $\mathbb{C}$ and $V'$ is the space of all continuous linear maps from $V \to \mathbb{C}$. ...
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The weak topology of a product

Let $E$ and $F$ be normed vector spaces and let $E^{\sigma}$, resp. $F^{\sigma}$ be $E$, resp. $F$ with the weak topology associated with the elements of the duals $E^*$, resp. $F^*$. Then, for ...
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Contractibility of convex set

Suppose that $\Omega$ is a convex open subset of an infinite dimensional vector space $E$ such that $\Omega$ is not contained in any finite dimensional subspace of $E$. Let $Q_m\subset \Omega$ denote ...
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Which are nontrivial examples of analytical functions on Frechet spaces?

Let $X$ be a real linear topological space, which is a (separable) Frechet space, such that the topology on $X$ is generated by the countable family $\{p_n:n\in\omega\}$ of norms . A real-valued ...
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Hahn-Banach Separation Theorem and Bishop's Theorem

I am looking at the proof of Bishop's Theorem on pages 122 and 123 of Rudin's Functional Analysis. The following quote is from the the last two sentences of the proof on pg. 123. "Every continuous ...
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Topology of the space of hermitian positive definite matrices

Let $\mathcal{H}_n \mathbb{C}$ be the set of hermitian $n \times n$ complex matrices. This set carries the structure of a vector space over $\mathbb{R}$ under usual addition. It also inherits the ...
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Some basic questions about minima of a real-valued functions

The following theorem is basically from the Fermat's Theorem page of wikipedia. Let $X$ denote a subset of $\mathbb{R}$, and suppose $f : X \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ attains a global minimum at $x ...
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Are projections onto closed complemented subspaces of a topological vector space always continuous?

Suppose $X$ is a topological vector space and $X = V \oplus W$ is a decomposition of $X$ into closed subspaces. The decomposition gives rise to a projection $P$ onto $V$ (depending on the choice of ...
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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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Learning Aid for Basic Theorems of Topological Vector Spaces in Functional Analysis

I am self-teaching myself the basics of functional analysis (e.g. topological vector spaces), and frankly I am starting to get a migraine sorting out/organizing in my head all of the ...
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Rotation of $\mathbb{R}^3$ by using quaternion

Express the rotation of $\mathbb{R}^3$ by $\frac{\pi}{3}$ about the $x=y=z$ axis by using quaternions and identifying $\mathbb{R}^3$ with $(i,j,k)$-space. Thoughts: From my point of view, every ...
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$C^\infty(R^n)$ is a Banach Space when equipped with topology of uniform convergence

Prove $C^\infty(\Bbb R^n)$ is a Banach Space when equipped with topology of uniform convergence. $C^\infty(\Bbb R^n)$ is space of all continuous functions that converge to $0$ at $\infty$. And, the ...
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Properties of $ \text{Exp}(A) $, where $ A $ is a Banach algebra.

$ \newcommand{\Exp}{\operatorname{Exp}} $ Let $ A $ be a unital Banach algebra. For $ a \in A $, consider $$ \Exp(A) \stackrel{\text{def}}{=} \{ e^{a_{1}} e^{a_{2}} \cdots e^{a_{n}} ~|~ n \in ...
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Closed Bounded but not compact Subset of a Normed Vector Space

Consider $\ell^\infty $ the vector space of real bounded sequences endowed with the sup norm, that is $||x|| = \sup_n |x_n|$ where $x = (x_n)_{n \in \Bbb N}$. Prove that $B'(0,1) = \{x \in l^\infty ...
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Question about Topological Vector Spaces

Let $E$ be a Topological Vector Space and $U$ a bounded set of $E$ with $0\in U$, i.e. given any neighborhood $W$ of the origin, there exist $\alpha>0$ such that $\alpha U\subset W$. Is it true ...
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About sequentially complete and complete TVS

Let us use $X$ to mean a topological vector space. I know that if $X$ is a complete TVS then it is sequentially complete. I know that the converse is not true, so what I need now is to construct a TVS ...
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Semi-Norms and the Definition of the Weak Topology

When I was searching for the definition of the weak topology, I found two different definitions. One defines the weak topology in terms of a family of semi-norms, while the other defines it in terms ...
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Is $C([0,1])$ a compact space?

Is $C([0,1])$ (I guesss with the max-norm) a compact space? I have to know that because I want to apply Arzela Ascoli.
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An explicit construction for a “doubly weak” topology

Let $(X,s)$ be a topological vector space over $\mathbb{F}$ with linear topology $s$, which we will henceforth refer to as the strong topology. Then, as usual we can construct the continuous dual ...
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Continuous linear functionals

Let L be a continuous linear functional on a metric linear space X. Prove: L(S) is a bounded set for any bounded subset S of X. The metric is translation invariant.
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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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When is $\| f \|_\infty$ a norm of the vector space of all continuous functions on subset S?

Let S be any subset of $\mathbb{R^n}$. Let $C_b(S)$ denote the vector space of all bounded continuous functions on S. For $f \in C(S)$, define $\| f \|_\infty = \sup_{x \in S} |f(x)|$ When is this a ...
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About the filtering family of seminorms

We first start with following definitions. Definition 1. A family $\mathcal{P}$ of seminorms on a real vector space $X$ is called filtering if for any $p_1,p_2\in \mathcal{P}$ there exsist $q\in ...
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If weak topology and weak* topology on $X^*$ agree, must $X$ be reflexive?

Let $X$ be a Banach space and suppose that the weak topology on $X^*$ agrees with the weak* topology on $X^*$. Must $X$ be reflexive? To prove the contrapositive, it will suffice to assume that $X$ ...
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Isomorphism between spaces of sections.

Let $M$ be a compact manifold and let $E_i \xrightarrow{\Large \pi_i} M$, $i = 1, 2$, be two (real or complex) vector bundles of the same rank $k$ over $M$. Assume we have metrics $g_1, g_2$ on $E_1$, ...
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Questions regarding internal and interior points for a convex subset of a topological vector space

Suppose that $X$ is a topological vector space, with a convex subset $A$. How do we show that if the vector $u$ is in the interior of $A$, then $u$ is an internal point of $A$ and if the interior of ...
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Locally convex space which is not Banach.

I know that all Banach spaces are (Hausdorff)locally convex spaces. I would like to verify that the converse is not true by giving an example of a space which is locally convex but not Banach. I am ...
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Prove $\overline{x+A} = x+\bar{A}$ and $\alpha\bar{A} = \overline{\alpha A}$

If $A$ is a subset of $(V,\parallel.\parallel)$, then let $\bar{A}$ denote its closure. Show that if $x\in V$ and $\alpha \in \mathbb{R}$, then $\overline{x+A} = x+\bar{A}$ and $\alpha\bar{A} = ...
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show $\langle f,g \rangle _w = \int^b_a f(x)g(x)dx$ is an inner product

Let $w(x)$ be a strictly positive continuous function on [a,b]. Define a form on $C[a,b]$ by the formula $\langle f,g \rangle _w = \int^b_a f(x)g(x)dx$ for $f,g \in C[a,b]$. Show that it is an inner ...
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Show that the norm of the derivitive of a $C^1$ function over a vector space is non-negative, homogeneous and satisfies the triangle ineq

For $f$ in $C^1[a,b]$, define $p(f)= \parallel f'\parallel _{\infty}$. Show that $p$ is non-negative, homogeneous, and satisfies the triangle inequality. Why is it not a norm? -I can easily show the ...
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Left topological zero-divisors in Banach algebras.

Let $ A $ be a unital Banach algebra. Define $ \zeta: A \longrightarrow [0,\infty) $ by $$ \forall a \in A: \quad \zeta(a) \stackrel{\text{def}}{=} \inf_{b \in \mathbb{S}(A)} \| ab \|, $$ where $ ...
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Nonconstant linear functional on a topological vector space is an open mapping

In the middle of another proof (Theorem 3.4, p. 60) in his Functional Analysis book, Rudin says that "every nonconstant linear functional on $X$ (topological vector space) is an open mapping." Is ...
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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 entired problem in the following: For $0<p<\infty$, let $l^p$ be the space of all functions $x$ (real or ...
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About the continuity of $B$ (problem 12 chap.2, p.55, functional analysis, W.Rudin)

Let $X$ be the normed space of all real polynomails in one variable, with $||f||=\int_0^1 |f(t)|dt$. Put $B(f,g)=\int_0^1 f(t)g(t)dt$, and show that $B$ is a bilinear functional on $X\times X$ which ...
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Density and closedness of $C[0,1]$ in $L^\infty[0,1]$ in norm and weak-* topologies

With results: "For convex subsets of a locally convex space, a, originally( strongly) closed equals weakly closed, and b, originally (strongly dense equals weakly dense." Could you help me solve this ...
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Return an array of evenly distributed points on a sphere give Radius and Origin. [duplicate]

Given a sphere of radius $r$, and origin $x,y,z$ what is the simplest way I can generate an evenly distributed array of points on the sphere $(x_1,y_1,z_1),(x_2,y_2,z_2),\cdots(x_n,y_n,z_n)$. Note I ...
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A surjective linear map into a finite dimensional space is open

I'm in search of different proofs of the following proposition: $\bf{Proposition}$: Suppose $X$ and $Y$ be topological vector spaces, $\text{dim }Y<\infty$, and $\Lambda:X\to Y$ is a surjective ...
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Examples of $T_0, T_1, T_3, T_4$ and Hausdorff spaces

What could be simple examples of $T_0$, $T_1$, $T_3$, $T_4$ and Hausdorff ($T_2$) topological spaces?
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Confused by proof in Rudin Functional Analysis, metrization of topological vector space with countable local base

I'm working through Rudin's Functional Analysis, and I am confused by a step in his proof for Theorem 1.24, which states that if X is a topological vector space with a countable local base, then there ...
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Barrelled space

A locally convex space is called Barrelled if each closed absorbing convex set is 0-neighborhood See. But i doubt that every absorbing set contains zero. Then is every LCV is barreled. I think, ...
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Single norm criterion

Let $E$ be a metrizable locally convex space whose topology is defined by an increasing sequence $\{p_n\}$ of seminorms. Show that the topology of $E$ can be defined by a single norm iff there ...
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Is a closed set in a TVS over $\mathbb{R}$ convex?

From Theory of Convex Structures by M. L. J. Van De Vel, on a set $X$, a topology and a convexity structure are said to be compatible, if the convexity structure is generated by the closed sets. The ...
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Two different opinions on whether a topological vector space is a uniform space

Van de Vel's Theory on Convexity Structures says a TVS is uniform iff it is locally convex: 3.10.1. Proposition. Let $X$ be a topological vector space, equipped with the standard convexity and ...
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Evaluation map is not continuous always.

Let $E$ be a not normable locally convex space, define $$F: E'\times E\to \mathbb R$$ $$(f,e)\to f(e)$$ I have to show that $F$ is not continuous when $E'\times E$ is given product topology. I was ...
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Determining Similarity of Unit Vectors

I'm seeking for an injective piecewise continuous function $f:\mathbb S^n\rightarrow[0,1]$ where $\mathbb S^N$ is the set of vectors with $L_2$ norm equals $1$. The piecewise continuity requirement ...
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local convexity of $L_p$ spaces

wiki says The spaces $L_p([0, 1])$ for $0 < p < 1$ are equipped with the F-norm they are not locally convex, since the only convex neighborhood of zero is the whole space Why is this so? ...