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### Weak topology on subsets of a normed space

I have few questions about the subsets of a normed space $X$ endowed with the weak topology. Let $E$ be such subset.
When is the norm a continuous function on $E$?
When is the metric induced by the ...

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### Which compact topological spaces are homeomorphic to their ultrapower?

It is well known that for any compact metric space $(X, d)$, and any ultrafilter $\mu$ there is a map $i_\mu:\prod_\mu (X, d) \to (X_d)$ in the category of metric spaces and Lipschitz maps where ...

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### Why not develop a Hamiltonian-based Morse theory?

I have begun to learn the basics of Morse theory and Floer homology. I understand that Floer homology is the natural theory for symplectic manifolds, but from my preliminary knowledge of Morse theory ...

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### On compactness in Sion's minimax theorem

Sions minimax theorem (wiki, paper) can be stated as follows:
Let $X$ be a compact convex subset of a linear topological space and $Y$ a convex
subset of a linear topological space. Let $f$ be a ...

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### Bounded-open topology vs norm on $L\left(X,Y\right)$

In general topology there is two ways of introducing a topology on the space of (continuous) maps between, say, metric spaces: set-open topology and uniform topology (it is a uniformity of uniform ...

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### Is $\mathcal{P}(\omega)/fin$ with the interval topology path-connected?

Is $\mathcal{P}(\omega)/fin$ with the interval topology path-connected? (You find the definition of $\mathcal{P}(\omega)/fin$ here.)

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### Continuous image relation on topological spaces

Let $\kappa$ be a cardinal, and let $\text{Top}(\kappa)$ be the set of topological spaces $(X,\tau)$ such that $X\subseteq \kappa$. We pre-order $\text{Top}(\kappa)$ by
for $X, Y \in ...

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### Connectedness in the language of path-connectedness

Is there a topological space $(C,\tau_C)$ and two points $c_0\neq c_1\in C$ such that the following holds?
A space $(X,\tau)$ is connected if and only if for all $x,y\in X$ there is a ...

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### Is an open map with open relative diagonal necessarily a local homeomorphism?

Let $f : X \to Y$ be an open (and continuous) map of locales. Suppose the relative diagonal $\Delta_f : X \to X \times_Y X$ is an open embedding of locales. Does it follow that $f : X \to Y$ is a ...

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### Is $\mathcal{P}(\omega)/fin$ with the interval topology a connected space?

Is $\mathcal{P}(\omega)/fin$ with the interval topology a connected space? (You find the definition of $\mathcal{P}(\omega)/fin$ here.)
Remark: According to this, the interval topology of ...

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### Obtain any 3-manifold from repeating surgeries on knots in $S^3$

In Witten's “QFT and Jones Polynomials” paper, page 383, it states that: "It is a not too deep result that every 3-manifold can be obtained from or reduced to $S^3$ (or any other desired 3-manifold) ...

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### Infinite Hausdorff space that is not homeomorphic to any proper quotient

Let $S$ be a set and $\vartheta$ be an equivalence relation on $S$. We say that $\vartheta$ is proper if there are $x\neq y\in S$ with $(x,y)\in\vartheta$.
Is there an infinite Hausdorff space ...

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### Why must commuting maps (of an interval) without common fixed points have at least 11 fixed points for the composition?

I've been looking at the examples of commuting functions on a closed interval which have no common fixed points. These were discovered in 1967 by William M Boyce and J Philip Huneke.
Earlier work by ...

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### Continuous maps which send intervals of $\mathbb{R}$ to convex subsets of $\mathbb{R}^2$

Let $f : \mathbb{R} \longmapsto \mathbb{R}^2$ be a continuous map which sends any interval $I \subseteq \mathbb{R}$ to a convex subset $f(I)$ of $\mathbb{R}^2$. Is it true that there must be a line in ...

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### Number of continuous characters on an infinite Hausdorff precompact abelian group with exponent $p$

Let $(G,\mathcal T)$ be an infinite Hausdorff precompact abelian topological group and let $G$ have exponent $p$ where $p$ is a prime number.
Can it be proved that there are at least $p+1$ continuous ...

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### Relatively compact sets in Ky Fan metric space

Let $(\Omega,P,\mathcal{F})$ be a probability space. $X$, $Y$ are two random variables. The Ky Fan metric defined as: $d_F(X,Y)=\inf\{\epsilon: P(|X-Y|> \epsilon)<\epsilon\}$ (or $d'_F(X,Y)=E ...

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### Images of $\{0,1\}^\kappa$

Is there a compact topological space $(X,\tau)$ such that for no cardinal $\kappa$ there is a surjective continuous map $e:\{0,1\}^\kappa \to X$?
(We assume that $\{0,1\}$ is endowed with the ...

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### Critical topological spaces

This is a follow-up question to Existence of injective neighborhood selection function as separation axiom.
Let $(X, \tau)$ be a topological space. If there is an injective map $f:X\to\tau$ such that ...

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### Existence of injective neighborhood selection function as separation axiom

Let $(X, \tau)$ be a topological space. We say that $(X,\tau)$ is $T_{\text{inj}}$ if there is an injective map $f:X\to\tau$ such that $x\in f(x)$ for all $x\in X$.
It is not hard to see that $T_1$ ...

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### Borel cross section

It is known from metric space topology that a closed equivalence relation on a Polish space has either countably many or $\mathfrak{c}$ many equivalence classes.
A short elementary proof is given in ...

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### Can a continuous surjection from a Hilbert cube to a segment behave bad wrt Lebesgue measures?

Suppose $\hat{I}=[0,1]^\mathbb{N}$ is a Hilbert cube and $I=[0,1]$.
Consider Lebesgue measures $m_1$ and $m_2$ on $\hat{I}$ and $I$ correspondingly. By Lebesgue measure on the Hilbert cube I mean the ...

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### Possible categorical reformulation for the usual definition of compactness

Let $X$ be a compact topological space, $f_i:Y_i\to X$ a family of continuous maps such that the topology on $X$ is final for it (i.e., $U\subset X$ is open iff $f_i^{-1}(U)$ is open for each $i$, for ...

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### Spaces for which separable is equivalent to second-countable

While it is well known for metric spaces, being separable is equivalent to be second-countable. In this post I give a counterexample for a non metric space.
What are other topological properties that ...

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### Abstract connectedness

Is there an abstract structure that characterizes connectedness, analogously to how topological spaces characterize continuity?
Here's one way to make this question more precise: if $(X,T_X)$ is a ...

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### Product of “prime” topological spaces

We call a topological space $(X,\tau)$ product-decomposable if there is an index set $I$ and subsets $X_i\subseteq X$ for $i\in I$ such that $|X_i| > 1$ and $X \cong \prod_{i\in I} X_i$ where each ...

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### Countable chain condition in $\text{BP}(X)$

Let $\text{BP}(X)$ denote $\sigma$-algebra of subsets of $X$ with the Baire Property BP and $\text{MGR}(X)$ denote the $\sigma$-ideal of meager sets in $X$.
Assume $X$ is second countable Baire ...

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### Largeness, generic, random points

As presented in Oxtoby's book ( http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-1-4615-9964-7 ), there are two notions of largeness for subspace $Y$ of a given space $X$:
Topology: $X$ is a topological ...

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### Weak topology on a pre-Hilbert Space

Since there was essentially no answers on my previous question, I will ask a partial case of it, which is very easy to state.
Let $\left(X,\left<\cdot,\cdot\right>\right)$ be an inner product ...

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### Question about of comeager set

If $G\subseteq2^{\mathbb{N}}$ is comeager then exist is a partition $\mathbb{N}=A_0\cup A_1$, $A_0\cap A_1=\emptyset$, and sets $B_i \subseteq A_i$ for $i \in \{0,1\}$, such that for $A \subseteq ...

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### Sum-epimorphisms and prod-monomorphisms

Sum-epimorphisms
A longer time ago I have introduced the bi-onto maps for the topological category. Let me formulate here its general categorical definition:
...

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### Totally non fixed point property

Edit: According to the comment of Pietro Majer, I revise the question
Is there a non singleton compact connected Hausdorff topological space $X$ for which the following property hold?:
"Constant ...

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### Translates of meager sets

Does there exist a meager set of reals M such that every meager set can be covered by countably many translates of M? This is the category analogue of the following.

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### When is $X \rightarrow \text{Spec}(C(X))$ a homeomorphism?

Let $X$ be compact Hausdorff topological space. Consider the ring $C(X)$ of continuous functions $X \rightarrow \mathbb C$ (we do not consider the C* algebra structure, just consider $C(X)$ as a ring) ...

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### A question about open subsets of Hilbert space whose complements are compact sets

Let $H$ be an infinite-dimensional separable Hilbert space. Let $C$ be the intersection of a denumerably infinite sequence of sets, each of which is the complement of a compact subset of $H$. In other ...

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### Pro-constructible subset of scheme intersects very dense subsets?

Let $X$ be a scheme, let $D$ be a very dense subset of $X$ and let $Y$ be a pro-constructible subset of $X$. Is it true that $Y \cap D \neq \emptyset$?
If $Y$ is just constructible, this is true.
...

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### Who coined “mob” and “clan” and why these words?

A mob is a word used for a topological semigroup which is a Hausdorff space. A clan is a compact connected mob with a two-sided identity element.
Who used these words with these meanings first and ...

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### Can you write $\mathbb R^2$ as a disjoint union of two totally disconnected sets?

Can you write $\mathbb R^2$ as a disjoint union of two totally disconnected sets?

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### Equivalence relation defined by the existence of a homeomorphism

Let $(X,\tau)$ be a topological space. We assign to $(X,\tau)$ an equivalence relation $\simeq_{(X,\tau)}$ in the following way:
$x\simeq_{(X,\tau)} y$ if and only if there is a homeomorphism ...

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### A countable tight topological group where every countable subset is metrizable

I am looking for an example of a topological group with countable tightness with the property then it is not metrizable, but every countable subset is metrizable but I cannot construct an example.
...

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### Are there only countably many compact topological manifolds?

Up to homeomorphism, there are 2 one-dimensional topological manifolds and countably many 2- and 3-dimensional compact manifolds, respectively, since each manifold in these dimensions can be ...

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### Recontruction of the weak topolgy from the scalar product on a subset of a Hilbert Space

Let $M$ be a set a let $K:M\times M\to\mathbb{C}$ be a positive definite kernel. By a version of Moore-Aronszajn Theorem, there is a unique (up to the unitary euivalence) Hilbert Space $X$, and a map ...

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### Can an abelian group have a minimal group topology?

In the abstract of this paper, it is said that a minimal group topology on an abelian group is not Hausdorff.
Suppose $G$ is an abelian group and $\mathcal T$ is a minimal group topology on $G$ and ...

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### Set nor its compliment contain an uncountable closed set [closed]

Does there exist a set $X$ subset of the real numbers such that no uncountable closed set is contained in $X$ or $X^c$?

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### Is the poset of all precompact group topologies on an abelian group $G$, order-isomorphic to $\operatorname{Sub}(\hat{G})$?

In this page, in abstract, it is claimed that the poset of all Hausdorff precompact group topologies on an abelian group $G$, is order-isomorphic to the the subgroup lattice of $\hat{G}$, the ...

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### Local section of Lie Groupoids

Suppose we have the pair groupoid $G:\mathbb{R}^2\rightrightarrows \mathbb{R}$ which is a Lie groupoid with source $s$ and target $t$ maps given by the first and second projection, respectively. ...

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### $\text{Cont}(X,X)$ and $\neg\mathsf{GCH}$

For a topological space $(X,\tau)$ let $\text{Cont}(X,X)$ denote the set of continuous functions $f:X\to X$. Is it consistent that there a space $(X,\tau)$ such that $$|X| < |\text{Cont}(X,X)| < ...

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### Topological spaces $(X,\tau)$ where $|\text{Cont}(X,X)| = |X|$

Let $(X,\tau)$ be a topological space. Let $\text{Cont}(X,X)$ denote the set of continuous functions $f:X\to X$.
What can be said about spaces $(X,\tau)$ where $|\text{Cont}(X,X)| = |X|$? For ...

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### partial converse of existence of covering spaces [closed]

Suppose $X_1$ and $X_2$ are two spaces which has a common finite sheeted covering space $Z$ (may be distinct index)...from here can we conclude that there exists a space $W$ such that $X_1$ and $ X_2$ ...

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### Inserting an open and simply-connected set between a compact set and an open set

In a paper I am reading, the following is considered obvious:
Let $K$ be a compact and connected subset of $\,\mathbb R^2$, with $\mathbb R^2\smallsetminus K$ also connected, and $U\subset \mathbb ...

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### Non-separable Banach space

The vector space $C_b(\mathbb R)$ of bounded continuous functions on $\mathbb R$ is non-separable: it is possible to produce a direct proof of this fact, mimicking the standard proof for the ...