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### all subsets borel

Assume Martin's axiom plus $\neg CH$. It is well known, via almost disjoint forcing, that every set of reals of size less than continuum is an example of a metric space whose subsets are all ...

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### Which Banach spaces are realcompact?

I have a question about the topological space underlying a Banach space.
A topological space $X$ is realcompact iff it is homeomorphic to a closed subset of an infinite product of the form $\mathbb ...

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### Complement of a finite union of convex sets

Question. Let $V_1,\ldots,V_n$ be open, bounded and convex subsets of $\mathbb R^2$. Show that $F=\mathbb R^2\smallsetminus\bigcup_{i=1}^n V_i$ possesses only finitely many connected components.
I ...

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### On low rank $0/1$ real matrices with one connected component

Let $M$ be an $n\times n$ $0-1$ matrix of real rank $r$.
Moreover assume every row of $M$ is distinct and every column of $M$ is distinct. Such a matrix cannot be bigger than $2^r\times 2^r$.
As in ...

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### How do I prove that compact-open topology is metrizable?

Let $X$ be a $\sigma$-compact topological space and $(Y,d)$ be a metric space.
Let $\{K_n\}$ be a sequence of compact subsets of $X$ whose union is $X$.
Define $\rho_n(f,g):=\sup \{d(f(z),g(z)): ...

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### Existence of a continuous section

Let $f\colon X\to Y$ be a surjective continuous map between two topological spaces such that $X,Y$ are path-connected and such that every fibre $f^{-1}(y)$ is connected, for each $y\in Y$. Is there ...

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### Homotopy equivalence of maps with compact support and maps which vanish at infinity

Let $X$ be a nice space, maybe a manifold, and let $Y$ be a based space.
What sort of conditions must we impose on $Y$ (and $X$ if need be) to get a homotopy equivalence
$$
\mathcal C_c(X,Y) \simeq ...

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### Minimal Hausdorff topologies compatible with a bunch of functions

Let $X$ be an infinite set, let ${\cal F}$ be a set of functions $f: X\to X$. We say that a topology $\tau$ is compatible with ${\cal F}$ if every $f\in {\cal F}$ is a continuous function $f:(X, ...

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### Finite topological space [migrated]

At http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1528995/finite-topological-space the user asked "Let $X$ be a Hausdorff topological space such that every closed subset has finitely many connected ...

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### Is any function taking compact sets to compact sets, and connected sets to connected sets, necessarily continuous? [closed]

It is well-known that continuous image of any compact set is compact, and that continuous image of any connected set is connected.
How far is the converse of the above statements true?
More ...

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### Do the Laver tables converge to the Sierpinski triangle with a line segment sticking out in the hyperspace topology?

Let $(\{1,...,2^{n}\},*_{n})$ denote the $n$-th Laver table.
Let
$$C_{n}=\{(\frac{x}{2^{n}},\frac{x*_{n}y}{2^{n}})|x,y\in\{1,2,3,...,2^{n}\}\}$$
for all $n\in\mathbb{N}$.
Then since $C_{n}$ is a ...

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### The role of the index set in the product of uncountably many topological spaces

Let $\langle X_i,\mathcal{T}_i \rangle_{i\in I}$ be a family of topological spaces. Consider $X=\prod_{i\in I} X_i$ with product topology.
Question. Is there a topological property that holds in ...

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### Is it true that given any two point in $M$ if there exists an unique geodesic joining those two points, then $M \sim \mathbb{R^n}$ [closed]

This following doubt initially came to my mind while thinking the relationship between number of genus of a manifold and number of geodesic between given two points.
DOUBT: Suppose $M\subset ...

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### Embedding abelian cancellative Hausdorff topological semigroups into abelian Hausdorff topological groups

An abelian cancellative semigroup embeds (via a semigroup monomorphism) into an abelian group. What about an abelian cancellative Hausdorff topological semigroup that does not embed (via a ...

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### Closed field lines in the plane

A dipole in the plane consists of a positive charge P and an equal and opposite negative charge N separated by a fixed distance . Almost all of the resulting electric field lines (which fill the ...

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### Extension of continuous and smooth functions

Let us consider any subset $U \subset \mathbb{R}^{n}$. By definition, a function $f: U \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^m$ is smooth if, for every $x \in U$, there exist an open neighbourhood $\Omega_{x}$ of ...

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### Countable subcover of half-open cylinders

While preparing a lecture on dynamic programming principle in optimal stochastic control after the book of Touzi, I discovered a gap in the proof of DPP (page 28 of the book).
Here I simplify the ...

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### Duality between Compactness and Hausdorffness

Consider a non-empty set $X$ and its complete lattice of topologies
(see also this thread).
The discrete topology is Hausdorff. Every topology that is finer than a Hausdorff topology is also ...

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### When closed subsets have finitely many connected componenets

Let $X$ be topological space such that every its closed subset has finitely many connected componenets. Is there any charactrization for such topological space?

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### Is Max (R) a Hausdorff space?

I asked the following question at < http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1508168/is-max-r-a-hausdorff-space >, but I pose it here for any help.
Recall a space is totally disconnected if the ...

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### Notion of convergence on a dense subset

My motivation for this question is as follows.
Consider the set $D$ of cadlag functions on $(0,1)$ and its subset $D^\uparrow$ of non-decreasing cadlag functions.
Each $f \in D$ has at most countably ...

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### Existence of non-homeomorphic pair of bijectively related closed subsets in $\mathbb{R}$

I want to find two closed, non-homeomorphic subsets $A$ and $B$ of $\mathbb{R}$ (with subset topology), with the property that there exist two continuous bijections
$$f:A\to B,~~~~g:B\to A.$$
Clearly ...

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### A generalization of residual finiteness to topological groups

Consider the following generalization of residual finiteness to
topological groups.
A locally compact Hausdorff group $G$ is called residually compact if
for every compact $K \subseteq G$ there is a ...

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### Divisible fundamental group [duplicate]

I apologize if this question seems trivial or elementary. Is there any concrete topological space with divisible fundamental group? For example, is there any such a space the fundamental group in ...

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### A natural embedding of the total space of tautological bundle over $G(2,n)$ in $G(2,n+1)$

I learned from the following post that the total space of the tautological line bundle over $\mathbb{R}P^{n}$ is diffeomorphic to $\mathbb{R}P^{n+1}\setminus \{pt\}$.(There is a natural ...

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### Hausdorff open image of a Polish space

Let $f\colon X\to Y$ a continuous open and surjective function, where $X$ is Polish.
It is known that $Y$ is Polish if: $f$ is closed or $Y$ is metric.
Suppose that we know that $Y$ is Hausdorff, ...

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### The cofinality of $(\mathbb{N}^\kappa,\le)$ for uncountable $\kappa$?

For a partially ordered set $P$, a set $A\subseteq P$ is cofinal if for each element of $P$ there is a larger element in $A$. The cofinality of $P$, ${\rm cof}(P)$, is the minimal cardinality of a ...

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### In CGWH, is every cofibration an inclusion with closed image?

As the title suggests, in CGWH, is every cofibration an inclusion with closed image?

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### Two questions about the “grasp” cardinal function

For a topology $\mathcal{T}$ on a set $S$, where $\mathcal{T}$ does not have a finite base, I define the grasp $g(\mathcal{T})$ to be the least infinite cardinal $\kappa$ such that $\mathcal{T}$ has a ...

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### Locales satisfying DC?

Is there a nice (topological) characterization of the locales such that the axiom of dependant choices holds in the internal logic of the topos of sheaves ? I would also be interested in the case of ...

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### A Mackey-Ahrens theorem for uniform spaces?

Let $X$ be a uniform space and $F(X)$ the vector space of all uniformly continuous real-valued functions over $X$. It is possible to express every bounded uniform semimetric $d$ on $X$ as $d(x,y) = ...

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### Existence of a non-null-homotopic simple closed curve

Assume that $X$ is a path-wise connected Hausdorff space, and assume that its fundamental group is non-trivial. Does it always exist a simple curve in $X$ which is non-null-homotopic?
Such curve does ...

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### Which partitions of $[0,1]$ are collection of level sets of a real continuous function?

Let $f:[0,1]\to[0,1]$ be given. The level sets of $f$ (ie the collection of all sets of the form $\{x\in[0,1]:f(x)=y\}$, for each fixed $y\in[0,1]$) partition the domain of $f$. I am curious for set ...

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### “Immovable” topological spaces

Let $(X,\tau)$ be a topological space. We define the "moving" relation by setting $$ x \simeq_m y \text{ iff there is a homemomorphism }\varphi: X\to X \text{ such that } \varphi(x) = y.$$
Clearly ...

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### Closeness graph of a topological space

Let $(X,\tau)$ be a topological space. We say that $x, y \in X$ are close if for every neighborhood $U$ of $x$ and $V$ of $y$ we have $U\cap V \neq \emptyset$. Let $E$ be the set of $\{x,y\}$ where ...

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### Can we recover a topological space from the collection of Borel probability measures living on it?

Let $(X, \tau)$ be a topological space, and $\mathcal{P}(X, \tau)$ be the Borel probability measures living on $X$. Can we recover $(X, \tau)$ from $\mathcal{P}(X, \tau)$?

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### What's the topology on the mapping space $Map_H(G, Y)$ when $G$ is not finite

When $G$ is a finite group and $H$ a closed subgroup of it, the sets of right cosets $H\backslash G$ has the discrete topology on it. Let $Y$ be a $H-$space. We have the $G-$homeomorphism ...

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### How Universal is the Topological $\mathbb K$-algebra $C(\Omega, \mathbb K)$?

For $\Omega$ an arbitrary set the family $C(\Omega, \mathbb K)$ of all functions $\Omega \to \mathbb K$ becomes a complete topological $\mathbb K$-algebra under the topology of uniform convergence. ...

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### Is $\beta \mathbb{D}\setminus \mathbb{D}$ a group?

NB the original question asked about $\beta\mathbb{D}$ rather than the corona, hence some of the initial comments.
Is there a group operation on $\beta \mathbb{D} \setminus \mathbb{D}$ extending ...

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### A meager subgroup of the real line, which cannot be covered by countably many closed subsets of measure zero?

Is there a ZFC-example of a subgroup $H$ of the real line $\mathbb R$ such $H$ is meager, has zero Lebesgue measure, but cannot be covered by countably many closed subsets of measure zero in $\mathbb ...

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### Open cover not containing a certain subcover

Is there an infinite topological space $(X,\tau)$ with the following property?
There is an open cover ${\cal U}^*$ such that
$X\notin {\cal U}^*$;
every finite subset $F\subseteq X$ is contained in ...

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### Cup product of cohomology in a Serre spectral sequence

How to use Serre spectral sequence to compute cup product structures?
Let $F\to E\to B$ be a fibration. Suppose all the differentials of the corresponding Serre spectral sequence of cohomology are ...

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### Surreal compactness

In a comment here, Joel David Hamkins said:
...I think perhaps every set-sized open cover of a bounded interval in the surreals has a finite subcover, but there are proper class open covers with ...

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### Universal covering and double cover functors

Initially posted on MSE
Let $\mathsf{CW}$ be the category of CW-complexes and $\mathsf{CW}_*$ that of pointed CW-complexes (possibly disconnected, one basepoint in each component). I would like to ...

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### Characterisations of closed embeddings in $Top_1$?

Let $Top_1$ be the category of topological spaces which are $T_1.$
I am curious as to whether there is a categorical definition of what a closed embedding is in this environment. With a ...

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### How bad can a circle domain get?

Let $X$ be a domain in the Riemann sphere $\widehat{\mathbb{C}}$. We say that $X$ is a circle domain if every connected component of its boundary is either a circle or a point.
It was conjectured by ...

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### Remote points in $\beta X$

It is known that in general convergence by sequences is not enough to account for all points in $\beta X \setminus X$, where $\beta X$ refers to the Stone-Cech compactification of a topological space ...

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### Symmetry of a distance metric for a generating set of Topology

I was trying to prove that $\epsilon$-balls defined based on the shortest travel-time distance in a transportation network is a valid generating set for a topology of points on a transportation ...

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### On continuous perturbations of functions of the first Baire class on the Cantor set

Is it true that for any function of the first Baire class $f:X\to\mathbb R$ on the Cantor cube $X=2^\omega$ there is a continuous function $g:X\to[0,1]$ such that the image $(f+g)(X)$ is disjoint with ...

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### A problem of Keisler and Tarski

The following question dates back to Keisler and Tarski: From accessible to inaccessible cardinals, Fund. Math. 53, 1964 and also perhaps Mazur: On continuous mappings of Cartesian products, Fund. ...