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Tychonoff spaces and ideals

Let $X$ be a tychonoff space and let $T$ be the set of all $f \in C(X)$ such that for any $g$ the equation $fg = 1$ has at most finitely many solutions. Under what conditions on $X$, the set $T$ is an ...
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A question concerning the isomorphic type of continuous functions

let $S$ be the ring of all functions $f : \Bbb{R}\longrightarrow \Bbb{R}$ which are continuous outside a bounded open interval containing zero (depended on $f$). Is it possible to consider $S$ as ...
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Is there a Tychonoff space $X$ of cardinality not of the form $2^\alpha$ such that $|C(X)| = |X|$

Let $X$ be the real line with the usual topology. Then clearly $|C(X)| = c = |X|$ and on the other hand $|X| = 2^{\aleph_0}$. Now my question is as in the title: Is there a Tychonoff space $X$ of ...
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Is There a maximal space that is a P-space?

we guess there is no maximal space which is also a P-space. Am I right? Do u know a counter example? clarifications: Maximal space is that space with topology $\tau$ which is maximal crowded topology ...
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von neumann algebras and measurable spaces

I've read some pages on links between von neumann (VN) algebras and measurable spaces (Spectra of $C^*$ algebras and Non-commutative geometry from von Neumann algebras?), but I can't get the ...
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251 views

The set of Upper semi-continuous functions as a ring.

I should recall that the surgenfery topology on the real numbers is denoted by $\mathbb{R}_l$, and has the set {$[a , b): a,b \in \mathbb{R} $} as it's base. If $X$ is a topological space, an upper ...
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363 views

Lifting identities of formal power series

I am looking for a possibly general class of algebraic structures (maybe special topological rings) in which one can deduce identities of concrete power series from formal ones. This class should ...
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3answers
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functional subrings

I should recall the notion of maximal subring of a commutative unitary ring $R$. Def: A commutative ring $S$ is called a maximal subring of $R$ if $S \subset R$ and if $T \subset R$ constitute a ...
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217 views

Sums of Strongly z-ideals

In the rings of continuous functions,i.e.$(C(X))$ an ideal $I$ is called strongly $z$-ideal if it is an intersection of some maximal ideals of $C(X)$. i.e. $$I=\cap_{\alpha \in A} ...
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Quotient rings of $C(X)$

Let $X$ be a Tychonoff topological space. Consider the ring $C(X)$ of all continuous real valued functions on $X$. For what conditions on an ideal $I$ of $C(X)$, we could deduce that the quotient ring ...
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Maximal ideals of the rings of Baire- One Functions

A real function $f:X\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ Is called Baire-one function, if there is a sequence $(f_n)_{n=1} ^\infty$ of continuous functions $f_n:X\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ on $X$ so that for all ...
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Algebraic properties of the semiring of open subsets.

Does anyone know of a useful general topological application of the algebraic properties of the semiring of open subsets of some topological space? Or examples of any such nontrivial properties at ...
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Non trivial definition of bicontinuous functions and the ring of all bicontinuous functions.

At first let me recall that if There are two topology $\tau_1$and $\tau_2$ on a set $X$, the triple $(X,\tau_1,\tau_2)$ is called a bitopological space. There are many definitions and properties ...
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Ring isomorphism $\Phi \colon C(X) \to C(Y)$ and zero dimensionality of $X$

We denote the ring of all continuous real-valued functions on $X$ by $C(X)$. The ring of all bounded continuous real valued functions on $X$ is denoted by $C_b(X)$. One of the goals of the study of ...
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Ring structrures on R^n

Consider a commutative ring $A= ( \mathbb{R}^n , + , \times) $, where $+$ is the usual one. Assume further that $ \times $ is continuous (with respect to the usual topology). Let $H$ be the set of non ...
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About subspaces of $F$-spaces

A topological space $X$ is an $F$-space, if Every finitely generated ideal in the ring of all continuous functions on $X$,denoted by $C(X)$, is principal. The text "Rings of continuous functions" ...
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Ideals of $C(X)$ with only finitely many number of zerosets

We denote the rings of all real valued continuous functions on compeletely regular Hausdorff space $X$ by $C(X)$.Let $I$ be a ring ideal of $C(X)$. define $$Z[I]:=\lbrace Z(f):\;f\in I\rbrace$$ where ...
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Does every compact Hausdorff ring admit a decomposition into primitive idempotents?

Let $\mathbf{R} = (R,\mathcal{T},+,\cdot,0,1)$ be a compact Hausdorff topological unitary ring, and consider the set $I(\mathbf{R}) := \{ e \in R \mid e \cdot e = e \}$ (of idempotents in ...
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Properties of the Zariski-Riemann topology on the set of valuations

One can classify all valuations on a function field $K$ of transcendence degree $2$ over $\mathbf{C}$. Let's consider the set $S_K$ of all valuations on $K$ endowed with the Zariski-Riemann topology. ...
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Is the subspace of DVR's of the Zariski-Riemann space still quasi-compact?

If $S$ is the Zariski-Riemann space of a noetherian subring $k$ of a field $K$, Zariski-Samuel prove that $S$ is quasi-compact. If $S'$ is the subspace of valuations that are discrete (i.e. that ...
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Is the Characteristic of a Field Detectable from the Topology of a Topological Vector Space?

Motivation A topological vector space is a vector space over a (topological) field, K, that carries a topology such that addition and scalar multiplication are continuous maps, e.g., all normed ...
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Superfluous definitions

It is well known that the axioms of a ring R with unity 1 imply that the underlying group must be commutative. For if a and b are elements of R, and writing + for the group operation then applying ...
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Questions about spectra of rings of continuous functions

I have been thinking a bit about rings of continuous functions of various kinds -- how they motivate the more modern notion of the Zariski topology on the prime spectrum as well as how they fit into a ...
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Zariski topology and compact \paracompact space?

Does the Zariski topology on a ring (not commutative in common) form a compact or paracompact space and why?
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Is every connected scheme path connected?

Every (?) algebraic geometer knows that concepts like homotopy groups or singular homology groups are irrelevant for schemes in their Zariski topology. Yet, I am curious about the following. Let's ...