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### Norms Induced by Inner Products and the Parallelogram Law

Let $V$ be a normed vector space (over $\mathbb{R}$, say, for simplicity) with norm $\lVert\cdot\rVert$. It's not hard to show that if $\lVert \cdot \rVert = \sqrt{\langle \cdot, \cdot \rangle}$ ...
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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 ...
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### Norm for pointwise convergence

Does there exist a norm on the space of all real-valued functions on the real line (or on an open set? a compact set?) such that convergence in this norm is equivalent to pointwise convergence?
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### An example of a norm which can't be generated by an inner product

I realize that every inner product defined on a vector space can give rise to a norm on that space. The converse, apparently is not true. I'd like an example of a norm which no inner product can ...
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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?
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### Is all normed space also inner product space?

1) I know that all inner product space is also a normed space with the norm induce by the scalar product, but is the reciprocal true ? I mean, is all normed space also a inner product space ? 2) I ...
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### Does convexity of a 'norm' imply the triangle inequality?

Given a vector space $V$ (for convenience, defined over $\mathbb{r}$), we call $d:V\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ a norm for $V$ if $\forall \mathbf{u}, \mathbf{v} \in V$ and $\forall r \in \mathbb{R}$ we ...
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### Metric Space, Normed Space, and Inner Product space hierarcy

I'm having trouble understanding the intuition of the hierarchy of metric space, normed space, and inner product space. What additional structure do I gain at every level? I'm going to list my ...
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### Hierarchy of Mathematical Spaces

I really got lost among all those many different spaces in mathematics, and I got really confused what is special case of what. For example, I knew for long time vector spaces, then Hilbert spaces, ...
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### About inner products, norms and metrics

Do these three kinds of vector spaces, those with an inner-product, those with a norm and those with a metric, are the same sets of vector spaces? At least for finite dimensional vector spaces all of ...
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### Showing that $l^p(\mathbb{N})^* \cong l^q(\mathbb{N})$

I'm reading functional analysis in the summer, and have come to this exercise, asking to show that the two spaces $l^p(\mathbb{N})^*,l^q(\mathbb{N})$ are isomorphic, that is, by showing that every \$l \...
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### Is a complex space more “advanced” than a “generic” real space?

For instance, does taking the square root of a complex number and its complex conjugate create a metric that "automatically" makes it an inner product space? Is a complex space more complete than a ...
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### Understanding examples - metric spaces, Minkowski functionals and topologies

I'm teaching myself a course on functional analysis but having trouble understanding the notes I've been using. I was hoping I could write out a section of the content and you might be able to help me ...