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Sums of special vectors

Let $v$ be a vector obtained by taking a sum of $k$ vectors the of the form $(0,0,\ldots,0, -n, *,*,\ldots,*)$, where $"*"$ stands for either $0$ or $1$, and the position of the $-n$ entry can vary ...
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Not a basis for $ l^\infty$ then what is it?

We know that $ l^\infty$ has not a Schauder basis and its Hamel basis is uncountably infinite. Let $e_n=(e_{n1}, e_{n2},...)$ (for each $n\in \mathbb{N}$) s.t. $e_{nj}=0$ when $n\neq j$ and ...
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Linear Functional: Continuous? [duplicate]

Given a Banach space: $E$ and chosen a Hamel basis: $\mathcal{B}$ Any vector induces a (noncanonical) algebraic linear functional by: $$\delta:E\to E^*:\delta_b(b'):=\delta_{b,b'}\text{ defined ...
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Does existence of a non-continuous linear functional depend on Axiom of Choice?

Well, it is easy to construct a non-continuous linear functional on an arbitrary infinite-dimensional vector space (assuming Choice, and taking a basis etc.). I think it is intuitive to say that: ...
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Confusion with proving that some subspace of a Banach-Space is closed

So here is my problem, I am trying to show that, Let $X,Y$ be Banach-Spaces and $T:X\rightarrow Y$ a linear and bounded map. Then $T(X)$ is closed if $Y/T(X)$ is of finite dimension. While ...
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Duality mappings on finite-dimensional spaces

I have a few questions regarding some concepts in a book "nonlinear partial differential equations by Roubicek" I am studying. The following is from the text. "Let $V$ be a separable, reflexive ...
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Why do we need “closed” here?

There is a statement such that: Every closed finite co-dimensional subspace of a Banach space is complemented. I don't really see why we need the subspace to be closed. If $X$ is a Banach space and ...
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Given data, approximations in a metric space for moving into a normed vector space isometrically.

Please see this question and this answer. Here $f_x(y)$ is approximated by $$x_v = [d(x,K_1),d(x,K_2),....d(x,K_N)]$$ by choosing to consider distances from $x$ to only certain points $K_i$ and ...
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Functional analysis, help in Hahn-Banach theorem application

$M$ is the subspace of $L_p[a,b]$ that $\forall f\in L_p[a,b]$ $\exists g\in M$ with $f(t)\leq g(t)$ almost everywhere. $T:M\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ $\quad$$T(f)\geq0$ whennever $f(t)\geq0$ a.e ...
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How to prove that sequence spaces $l^{p}, l^{\infty}$ and function space $C[a. b]$ are of infinite dimension

I am studying about the sequence space $l^{p}, l^{\infty}$ and function space $C[a. b]$. It is mentioned in the book that all of these spaces are of infinite dimension. I want to prove that these ...
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Hamel basis dense in the unit sphere

I know that a Hamel basis can be dense in a Banach space (it was probably posted somewhere on this forum). I would like to construct a certain counter-example and doing this, I encountered the ...
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best constant for renorming a finite dimensional vector space

Consider an $n$-dimensional normed vector space $V$ with norm $p$. It is always possible to find a new norm $p'$ coming from an inner product and $p$ and $p'$ are comparable up to a factor $\sqrt{n}$. ...
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Sequences in Banach spaces [duplicate]

I am very bad with proofs that ask you to show that "$\exists$ something..." because in most of them you have to explicitly show the something. The following question is one such. Any help will be ...
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Image of unit ball dense under continuous map between banach spaces

I am assuming that the following problem will require the open mapping theorem, or maybe the closed graph theorem. Any help that can be given will be deeply appreciated. The statement is the ...
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How to show that the scalar product on a vector space extends by continuity to a scalar product on the completion of the vector space?

I'm trying to solve the following problem: Assume $H_0$ is a vector space equipped with a scalar product. Complete $H_0$ with respect to the norm $\Vert x \Vert = \langle x,x \rangle^{1/2}$. We ...
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If $V \times W$ with the product norm is complete, must $V$ and $W$ be complete?

Let $V,W$ be two normed vector spaces (over a field $K$). Then their product $V \times W$ with the norm $\|(x,y)\| = \|x\|_V + \|y\|_W$ is a normed space. Using this norm it's easy to show that if ...
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Cardinality of a Hamel basis

What is the cardinality of a Hamel basis of $\ell_1(\mathbb{R})$? Is it deducible in ZFC that it is seemingly continuum? Does it follow from this that each Banach space of density $\leqslant ...
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For Banach space there is a compact topological space so that the Banach space is isometrically isomorphic with a closed subspace of $C(X)$.

I want to prove that for Banach space V there is a compact topological space $X$ so that $V$ is isometrically isomorphic to a closed subspace of $C(X)$-continuous function on a (compact) topological ...
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When is $\mathcal{L}_\infty$ a vector space?

Suppose that $X$ is a subset of a Hausdorff topological space, and $Z\subseteq X$ a member of the family of Borel subsets on $X$. Let $B(Z)$ the set of bounded functions on $Z$, equipped with the ...
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Connections between metrics, norms and scalar products (for understanding e.g. Banach and Hilbert spaces)

I am trying to understand the differences between $$ \begin{array}{|l|l|l|} \textbf{vector space} & \textbf{general} & \textbf{+ completeness}\\\hline \text{metric}& \text{metric ...
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Vector, Hilbert, Banach, Sobolev spaces

Trying to wrap my head around all these different spaces. Which one is the most general? Can you summarize the differences between them? Is there a notable space that I missed?