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What extra assumption makes this transformation affine?

Let a vector space $V$ be given. Let $f:V\to V$ have the property that for all $x,y,a\in V$, $$ f(x+a)-f(y+a) = f(x) - f(y) \tag{$\star$} $$ Q1. I'd like to know how weak one can make additional ...
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Show that a normed Vector space is complete, need smart help.

I want to show that a normed vector space is complete. I know that if you can show that every Cauchy sequence converges, then it is complete. But in a normed vector space, completeness is equivavlent ...
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Homework excercise, completeness in Vector-spaces, is it correct?, long, but can it be simplified?

I have a very difficult excercise. I see now that it became too much text for someone to might go through it, if you can please help me, but don't want to read all, can you please then only answer my ...
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Why is one proof for Cauchy-Schwarz inequality easy, but directly it is hard?

Let's say you are in $\mathbb{R}^n$ and you define the norm as $||x||=\sqrt{x_1^2+x_2^2...+x_n^2}$. This we recognize as the usual norm from the inner product: $||x|| = \sqrt{\langle x, x \rangle}$, ...
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Question about Normed vector space.

Here is the definition of a normed vector space my book uses: And here is a remark I do not understand: I do not understand that a sequence can converge to a vector in one norm, and not the ...
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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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For inner product spaces, do we have $||\vec{u}-\vec{v}|| \leq ||\vec{u}||+||\vec{v}||$?

Let $V$ be an inner product space. Then for all $\vec{u},\vec{v} \in V$ we have $$||\vec{u}-\vec{v}|| \leq ||\vec{u}||+||\vec{v}||.$$ I know that the converse to the equation is true such that ...
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Sum of closed subspaces of normed linear space

Problem Suppose $R$ is a normed linear space, then show that: If $M$ is closed subspace of $R$ and $N$ a finite dimensional subspace of $R$, then the set $$M+N=\{ z : z = x + y , x \in M , y \in N ...
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Complete inner product space always has an orthonormal basis

I am trying to understand inner product space. My text book says: A complete linear space with scalar product(not necessarily seperable) always has an orthonormal basis. I looked up the ...
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Euclidean space without orthonormal basis

I've been thinking about: Problem Give an example of a nonseperable Euclidean space which has no orthonormal basis. My Argument I know if a Euclidean space $R$ has at most countable basis, ...
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Algebraic dimension of infinite-dimensional Banach Space

I am trying to show: Algebraic dimension of infinite-dimensional Banach Space is uncountable. By algebraic dimension it is meant that the cardinality of the Hamel Basis of the space. Suppose ...
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Linear Operators: Continuous $\Rightarrow$ Bounded

Let $T:V\rightarrow V'$ be a continuous linear operator between two normed vector spaces $V,V'$. Show that it is bounded. Continuity is defined as $\lim_{n}\|x_n-x\|=0\Rightarrow ...
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Is there always an injective map from a space in its dual space?

Today our teacher said that dual spaces are "big" and told us that this is a consequence by Hahn-Banach's theorem. So I was wondering whether the dual space of a space is always "bigger" or equal ...
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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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Prove this is a bounded linear operator and find its operator norm?

I have a map $$A:(C[0,1], || \centerdot ||_\infty) \rightarrow \mathbb R, Ax = x(0) \forall x \in C[0,1]$$ and need to prove it's a bounded linear operator, and find its operator norm. I've tried ...
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Show C(X) is a vector space over $\mathbb R$ with the following operations?

I have a set of continuous functions, $C(X): X \rightarrow R$ on a compact metric space, and definitions of addition & multiplication: $$(f+g)(x) = f(x)+g(x)$$ $$(\lambda f)(x) = \lambda ...
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$X$ be a normed space and assume that $E \subset X$ such that $\operatorname{int}(E) \neq\varnothing$

Let $X$ be a normed space and assume that $E \subset X$ such that $\operatorname{int}(E) \neq \varnothing$ then show that $E$ spans $X$. I am trying it in a following way.... Let be the norm ...
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$T$ be the operator from $C[0,1]$ to $C[0,1]$ defined by $Tf = f'+f''$. Show that the operator $T$ is unbounded.

$f \in C[0,1]$, the space of all continuous, complex-valued functions on $[0,1]$ with supremum norm. $\|f\|=\sup_{x\in[0,1]}|f(x)|$. Let $D$ be the set of $f \in C[0,1]$ such that the first ...
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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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Show that $F+G$ is closed when $G$ a closed subspace of normed space $E$ and $F$ a finite dimensional subspace of $E$.

Question: Let $E$ be a normed space. Let $G$ be a closed subspace of $E$ and let $F$ be a finite dimensional subspace of $E$. Show that $F+G$ is a subspace of $E$ and is closed. I'm having trouble in ...
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Linear operators on $C^\infty[a,b]$

I do not know too much about linear operators so forgive me if this doesn't make much sense, but what would the space of linear operators on $C^\infty[a,b]$ be defined as? If we denote this space as ...
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Proof that multiplying by the scalar 1 does not change the vector in a normed vector space.

I'm beginning a self-study of functional analysis, and I seem to have come to a halt trying to solve the first problem in the first problem set, and was wondering if someone could give me a pointer. ...
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Generalizing norms for modules

An normed space is defined as a vector space V plus a norm operation over $V$. Is it meaningful to generalize this notion to modules, where one is dealing with rings instead of fields? What I'm ...
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How to show $0$ is a point of closure of weak topology, but not a limit of weakly covergent sequence in a a subset of $l^2$

(von Neumann)For each natural number $n$, let $e_n$ denote the sequence in $\mathcal {l}^2$ whose $n$th component is $1$ and other components vanish. Define$$E = \{e_n + n \cdot e_m : n,m \in \Bbb ...
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Proving the normed linear space, $V, ||a-b||$ is a metric space (Symmetry)

The following theorem is given in Metric Spaces by O'Searcoid Theorem: Suppose $V$ is a normed linear space. Then the function $d$ defined on $V \times V$ by $(a,b) \to ||a-b||$ is a metric on $V$ ...
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Is a normed topological space metrizable?

As stated in the title: If there is a norm on a topological space, then we get a metric induced by the norm. Is this true?
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Convergence of coordinates to zero

Consider a normed finite-dimensional vector space $V$ with some norm $|| .||$ Say a sequence of vectors in this vector space $v_m \rightarrow 0$ where $0$ is the zero vector. Let ...
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Picard iterations of a matrix

I need help with this problem. I think i got the first three questions of the exercise, but i'm stuck at the fourth one. We consider the map $T:{\mathbb{R}^2}\longrightarrow{\mathbb{R}^2}$ defined ...
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Linear functional $\mathscr{L}(E,F)$

Let $\mathscr{L}(E,F)$ denote the space of all linear functionals from $E \to F$. Let $\mathscr{C}(E,F)$ denote the space of continuous linear functionals from $E \to F$. My question: How to prove ...
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Distance of point for a set in linear spaces

Let $X$ a normed linear spaces, $Y \subset X$ a subspace and $z \in X$ an arbitrary point. How can we show that: $$\text{dist} (z, Y) = \sup \{\psi(z) \ | \ \|\psi\| = 1, \psi \equiv 0 \ \text{on} \ ...
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Equivalent statements of continuity of linear operators

I am asked to prove that the following are true: Given a linear operator $T: X \to Y$ where $X,Y$ normed linear spaces: (1) $T$ continuous at at point $\iff$ $T$ continuous everywhere (2) $T$ ...
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Normed linear space and linear functional

Let $X$ be the normed linear spaceof sequences of reals that have only finitely many non-zero terms. Given $x = \{x_n\} \in X$, define $$f(x) = \displaystyle \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} x_n$$ I think that it ...
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A stronger statement of Riesz's lemma

Riesz's lemma state that If $Y$ is a proper, closed subspace of a normed space $X$, then for any $\epsilon>0$, there exists $x$ in the closed unit ball of $X$ such that $d(x,Y)>1-\epsilon$. ...
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Is closure of convex subset of $X$ is again a convex subset of $X$?

Today I was going through my text book exercise and got hold of the following question. Let $X$ be a normed linear space with norm $\lVert\cdot\rVert$ and $A$ is a non empty convex subset of $X$ ...
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Is closure of linear subspace of X is again a linear subspace of X??

Let $X$ be a normed linear space with norm $||\cdot||$ and $A \neq \emptyset$ is a linear subspace of $X$. Prove that $\bar{A}$ is also a linear subspace of $X$.
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Replacing one of the conditions of a norm

Consider the definition of a norm on a real vector space X. I want to show that replacing the condition $\|x\| = 0 \Leftrightarrow x = 0\quad$ with $\quad\|x\| = 0 \Rightarrow x = 0$ does not alter ...
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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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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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Interior of a Subspace

There is a conjecture: "The only subspace of a normed vector space $V$ that has a non-empty interior, is $V$ itself." (here, the topology is the obvious set of all open sets generated by the metric ...
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Norm-preserving map is linear

How can one show that a norm-preserving map $T: X \rightarrow X'$ where $X,X'$ are vector spaces and $T(0) = 0$ is linear? Thanks in advance.
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Difference between metric and norm made concrete: The case of Euclid

This is a follow-up question on this one. The answers to my questions made things a lot clearer to me (Thank you for that!), yet there is some point that still bothers me. This time I am making ...