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Priestley topologizability and connected components

This question is in the spirit of another older question. We say that a poset $(P,\leq)$ is Priestley-topologizable if there is a topology $\tau$ on $P$ such that $(P,\leq,\tau)$ is a Priestley ...
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What if homotopy were expanded to allow any connected space instead of [0,1]?

What would happen to homotopy theory if we used a more general definition of homotopy, based on general connected spaces rather than [0,1]? Given continuous $f,g:X\to Y$, define $f$ and $g$ to be ...
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The subbase theorem for total boundedness

The uniform space analogue of Alexander's subbase lemma on compact subbase is (As we know, Alexander subbase lemma can be used to prove Tychonoff's theorem) : Let $(X,\mathcal{U})$ be a uniform ...
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convergence of integral for each bounded function in probability

Let $\mu, \mu_1, \mu_2, \dots$ be random measures on a Polish space (separable completely metrizable topological space) $(S, {\mathcal S})$. Suppose I know that $$\int f d \mu_n \to \int f d\mu$$ ...
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Extending hyperconnected spaces

A hyperconnected space is a topological space such that every two non-empty open sets have non-empty intersection. Let's call a space $(X,\cal{T})$ maximally hyperconnected if it is hyperconnected and ...
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Why should have Peter May worked with CGWH instead of CGH in “The Geometry of Iterated Loop Space”?

This is a follow-up to Dan Ramras' answer of this question. The following correction can be found in the errata to The Geometry of Iterated Loop space (Page 484 here). The weak Hausdorff rather ...
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Minimal Hausdorffness reversed

It turns out that not every Hausdorff topology is contained in a minimal Hausdorff topology. Let's put this question on its head: is every non-$T_2$ topology contained in a topology that is maximal ...
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Two questions on hyperspace of a metric space

Let $(X,T)$ be a compact metrizable space. For every metric $d$ on $X$ which is $T-$ compatible, the Hausdorff metric on $2^{X}$ gives a topology on $2^{X}$. (Up to homeomorphism) is this topology ...
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Is the order convergence topology on a poset always Hausdorff?

In this post two topologies on a poset $(P,\leq)$ were defined: the interval topology $\tau_i(P)$ and the order convergence topology $\tau_o(P)$. It turns out that $\tau_i(P)$ is always $T_1$ and ...
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Does every locally compact Hausdorff space admit a locally finite open covering by relatively compact sets?

Let $X$ be a locally compact Hausdorff space. Does there exist a locally finite open covering consisting of relatively compact sets?
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Interval topology and order convergence topology

Throughout this post, let $(P,\leq)$ be a poset. The interval topology $\tau_i(P)$ on $P$ is generated by $$\{P\setminus\downarrow x : x\in P\} \cup \{P\setminus\uparrow x : x\in P\},$$ where ...
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Mean on compact metric spaces

Let $X$ be a compact metric space. A $k$ mean on $X$ is a continuous map $f:X^{k}\to X$ which is identity on the diagonal and is invariant under all $k$-permutations. For details, See the following ...
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Two notions of zero-dimensionality for topological spaces

Let $(X,\tau)$ be a topological space. We say that $(X,\tau)$ is zero-dimensional with respect to the Lebesgue covering dimension (zd1) if every open cover of the space has a refinement which is a ...
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Studying topology: which first, algebraic or differential? [closed]

I have recently studying the basics of topology (ideas in point set, connectedness compactness) and I want to continue my studies but i'm interested in both differential and algebraic topology. which ...
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Are all minimal totally separated spaces compact?

Let us call a space $(X,\tau)$ totally separated if for every two distinct points there is a clopen set containing one, but not the other. If for every topology $\sigma\subseteq\tau$ with $\sigma\neq ...
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Minimal totally separated spaces

Let us call a space $(X,\tau)$ totally separated (ts) if for every two distinct points there is a clopen set containing one, but not the other. If for every topology $\sigma\subseteq\tau$ with ...
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Connected, maximal compact, but not $T_2$

Is there a connected topological space that is maximal compact, but not $T_2$? (A space $(X,\tau)$ is said to be maximal compact if for any topology $\tau'$ on $X$ with $\tau'\supseteq \tau$ and ...
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Equicontinuity of $\{f_{2n}\circ f_{2n-1}\}$

Let $(X,D)$ be a compact metric space and $\{f_n\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$ be a sequence of homeomorphisms of $(X,d)$. It is easy to see that if $\{f_n\}$ is uniformly convergent then $\{g_n\}$ defined by ...
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Does hyperconnected imply path-connected

If a space is hyperconnected (that is, the every non-empty open sets intersect), is it also path-connected?
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Does the Brouwer fixed point theorem admit a constructive proof?

Wikipedia and a few websites (and a few mathoverflow answers) say there is a constructive proof of the Brouwer fixed point theorem, some others say no. The argument for a constructive proof is always ...
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Topological systems of imprimitivity

Let $G$ be a group acting by homeomorphisms on a topological space $X$. $G$ is topologically transitive if every open $G$-invariant subset of $X$ is empty or dense. Here is an attempt to define ...
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Countable, $T_1$, and not metacompact

Is there a countable space that is $T_1$ and not metacompact? (A space $(X,\tau)$ is not metacompact iff there is on open cover $\cal{U}_0$ such that for every open refinement $\cal V$ there is $x\in ...
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Decomposition space of $\mathbb{C}$ by concentric circles [closed]

What are the topological properties of the quotient space $X$ obtained from $\mathbb{C}$ by identifying points of the same modulus? I.e., the space $X=\mathbb{C}/E$ where $E$ is the equivalence ...
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Segments on a family of parallel lines

Let $\{l_i:i\in I\}$ be a family of parallel lines on the plane $\mathbb{R}^2$. Suppose for each $i\in I$ there is a closed segment $s_i\subset l_i$. Moreover, for each triple $i_1,i_2,i_3$ there ...
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is this map a closed inclusion?

I apologize in advance if this question is too technical. I haven't found a reference in the literature yet, and it seems difficult enough that perhaps it has not been answered. Let $A$, $B$, and $C$ ...
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Snake-like continua and universal images

Among the Hausdorff compact spaces the closed interval is the simplest snake-like continuum. I'll present the definition after stating the problem. The snake-like continua $\ S\ $ are universal ...
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Are there any known ``topological" invariants for branched coverings?

My question is the following: let $f:\Omega\to \mathbb{R}^n$ be a branched covering, namely $f$ is continuous, discrete (each fiber is a discrete subset of $\Omega$) and open (open sets get mapped ...
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A Jordan Separation Theorem for Polyhedral Surfaces

Let me begin by defining what a polyhedral surface is. A path-connected subset $ P $ of $ \mathbb{R}^{3} $ is called a polyhedral surface iff it is the union of a finite collection $ \mathcal{C} $ of ...
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Convergent filters generated by (not necessarily countable) chains

Suppose $\langle X,\mathscr{O}\rangle$ is a topological space and let $\mathscr{O}_x$ be the family of all open neighbourhoods of $x\in X$. Let $\mathscr{F}$ be the filter generated from ...
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Connected complement manifold

I'm working on some problem in algebraic geometry. I need a reference to the following result: Let $h\in\mathbb{N}$ with $h\geq1$ and let $F\in\mathbb{C}\left[x_{1},\ldots,x_{h}\right]$ be a non ...
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Minimal $T_0$-spaces

As suggested by Joseph van Name in Is the associated order of a minimal $T_0$ space always total?, here's a natural question on $T_0$-spaces: If $(X,\tau)$ is $T_0$, is there a minimal $T_0$ topology ...
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Is there a compact connected Hausdorff space in which every non-empty $G_\delta$ set has non-empty interior?

Q1. Is there a compact connected Hausdorff space (with at least two points) in which every non-empty $G_\delta$ set has non-empty interior? (Without the requirement for connectedness, every finite ...
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Shrinking $\mathcal{C}_c^{\infty}(M)$ to obtain a first countable space

This is a follow-up to this question. Let $M$ be manifold (Hausdorff, countable base, finite dimensional, if it simplifies anything embedded in $\mathbb{R}^n$). I'm interested in the topological ...
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Topological properties for which bijectively related imply homeomorphism

In this post I give examples of topological spaces for which bijectively relations imply existence of an homeomorphism. Namely: Intervals of the real line. Compact spaces. I also give a ...
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Does the countable $\sigma$-product of a separable Hilbert space have a first countable topology?

Let $\mathcal{l}^2$ be "the" separable real infinite dimensional hilbert space, e.g. the space of square-summable sequences of real numbers. Let $\Box^{\mathbb{N}}\mathcal{l}^2$ be the countable ...
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On compactness in $C(X)$

Let $X$ be a Tychonoff space. It is well known, that for a family of scalar functions equicontinuity + pointwise boundedness imply relative compactness in $C(X)$ (with compact-open topology). It is ...
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Direct limit of compact topological spaces

Let $\{X_n\}_{n\in \mathbb{N}}$ be a direct system of compact topological spaces, meaning that we have morphisms $f_i\colon X_i \to X_{i+1}$ with the necessary compatibility conditions. Is there any ...
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Between Tietze's and Dugundji's Extension Theorems

The celebrated Tietze Extension Theorem asserts that any continuous real-valued function defined on a closed subset of a normal space, can be extended to a continuous function on the whole space. Seen ...
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Homotopy injection between the unit ball in the Euclidean n space and an n-dimensional metric AR

Let $D^n$ be the closed unit ball in $\mathbb{R}^n$. Given a compact, $n$-dimensional, AR(Absolute Retract) metric space $X$, must it happen that either $X$ embeds in $D^n$ or $D^n$ embeds in $X$? ...
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Is every set of small measure contained in an open set of small measure with null boundary?

Let $\lambda( \cdot )$ denote Lebesgue measure on $[0,1]$. Let $(A_n)_{n=1}^\infty$ be a decreasing sequence of Borel subsets of $[0,1]$ such that $\bigcap_{n=1}^\infty A_n = \emptyset$. Given ...
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Is the associated order of a minimal $T_0$ space always total?

Let's call a space $(X,\tau)$ minimal $T_0$ if it is $T_0$ and for every topology $\sigma\subseteq \tau$ with $\sigma \neq \tau$ we have that $(X,\sigma)$ is not $T_0$ any more. We say $x\leq y$ in a ...
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Is there a maximal connected Hausdorff space?

We call a space $(X,\tau)$ maximal connected, if it is connected, and for any topology $\sigma \supseteq \tau$ with $\sigma\neq \tau$, the space $(X,\sigma)$ is not connected. Is there a maximal ...
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Maximal connected topologies

We call a space $(X,\tau)$ maximal connected, if it is connected, and for any topology $\sigma \supseteq \tau$ with $\sigma\neq \tau$, the space $(X,\sigma)$ is not connected. If $(X,\tau)$ is ...
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Relating different topologies on $C^{\infty}_c(M)$

This is somehow connected to this question. I can think of at least four topologies to put on $C_c(M)$: Topologize $C^{\infty}_c(M)\subseteq C^{\infty}(M)$ as a subspace with the weak Whitney ...
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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.)