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Let $T:C[0,1]\longrightarrow C[0,1]$ defined as $Tx(t) =tx(t)$. I need to prove that this operator is not compact using Arzela-Ascoli (using the Sup norm). I already prove that if X is a bounded subset of C[0,1] then AX is bounded too, so in order to T to be not compact the equicontinuity must fail. Here is my attempt: $|Tx(u) - Tx(v) |=|ux(u) - vx(v) |=|x(u) (u-v) +v(x(u) - x(v)) |<=|x(u)||u-v|+(|x(u)|+|x(v)|)|v|<=\|x\| |u-v| + 2\|x\||v|< \text{ (since $X$ is bounded) } M|u-v|+2M|v|$.

So I think that the last expression that depend on $|v|$ is the key to find an $\epsilon>0$ such that no matter which $\delta>0\;$ I choose if $|u-v|<\delta$, then $|Tx(u) - Tx(v) |>\epsilon$.

I would appreciate if someone could help me finding such $\epsilon$. Thank you (sorry I don't learn Latex yet).

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First of all, let's fix $X$ to be the closed unit ball in $C[0,1]$. Our task is to show that $T(X)$ is not equicontinuous.

Now we need to sort out our quantifiers. We must find an $\epsilon > 0$ such that for all $\delta > 0$, there exists an $x \in X$ and $t_1, t_2 \in [0,1]$ such that $| t_1 - t_2 | < \delta$ but $|t_1x(t_1) - t_2x(t_2) | \geq \epsilon$.

I claim that $\epsilon = \frac 1 2 $ works. For a given $\delta > 0$, I take $$t_1 = 1 - \tfrac{\delta} 2, \ \ \ \ \ t_2 = 1,$$ $$ x(t) = \begin{cases} 0 & {\rm if \ } t \leq 1 - \tfrac \delta 2 \\ 1 - \frac{2}{\delta} (1 - t) & {\rm if \ } t > 1- \frac \delta 2 \end{cases},$$

and you'll see that $| t_1 - t_2 | = \frac \delta 2$ but $|t_1 x(t_1) - t_2 x(t_2) | = 1 \geq \epsilon$.

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Let $B$ be the unit ball of $C[0,1]$ endowed with the uniform norm. We have to prove that there exists a positive $\eta$ such that for all $\delta$, $$ \sup_{x\in B}\sup_{\left\lvert u-v\right\rvert\lt\delta}\left\lvert Ax(u)-Ax(v)\right\rvert\gt \eta. $$ Using the beginning of the computation mentioned in the opening post, namely, $$ |Ax(u) - Ax(v) |=|ux(u) - vx(v) |=|x(u) (u-v) +v(x(u) - x(v)) |\gt\left\lvert v\left(x(u)- x(v)\right)\right\rvert -\delta,$$ we get that $$ \sup_{x\in B}\sup_{\left\lvert u-v\right\rvert\lt\delta}\left\lvert Ax(u)-Ax(v)\right\rvert\geqslant \frac 12 \sup_{x\in B}\sup_{\left\lvert u-v\right\rvert\lt\delta,u,v\geqslant 1/2}\left\lvert x(u)-x(v)\right\rvert -\delta. $$ It is possible to prove that $$\sup_{x\in B}\sup_{\left\lvert u-v\right\rvert\lt\delta,u,v\geqslant 1/2}\left\lvert x(u)-x(v)\right\rvert=2$$ by taking functions of the form $x\mapsto \sin\left(2\pi x/\delta\right)$.

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