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Why does the singular simplicial space geometrically realize to the original space?

I have seen it claimed that (for compactly generated Hausdorff spaces) the geometric realization of the singular (internal) simplicial space is homotopy equivalent to the original space. I know how to ...
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Is $\ell^\infty$ Polishable?

Consider $\ell^\infty$ as a subspace of the Polish space $\mathbb{R}^\omega$. It is easy to check that $\ell^\infty$ is not Polish in the subspace topology, as it is countable union of the compact ...
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Sequential closure of a set: standard terminology, notation, and properties

Let $X$ be a topological vector space (or, perhaps, more generally uniform space). Let $A\subset X$ be a subset. Let $A^s$ denote the set of limits of all convergent sequences (I guess $A^s$ is called ...
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C* algebras of Almost Periodic Functions

Suppose we take, for example, the $C^*$-algebra which is the sup norm closure of the exponentials $e^{2 \pi i ax}$ where $a \in \mathbb{Z} + \theta \mathbb{Z}$ for $\theta$ an irrational number. This ...
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How much of general topology can be developed by taking the notion of “connected set” as the sole topological primitive

Let X be an infinite regular topological space which is connected and locally connected. If no point of X is a cut point, does X always have base of connected open sets whose complements (with respect ...
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Ultrafilters of weight $\aleph_2$ in Sacks model

It is well-known that in Sacks model there are P-points and even Ramsey ultrafilters, but what the usual (i.e. findable in the literature) proofs for these facts do is proving that ground model ...
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Which powers of the closed unit interval are homeomorphic?

It is known that no two distinct finite powers of the closed unit interval are homeomorphic: $I^m$ is homeomorphic to $I^n$ iff $m=n$. (Brouwer, Lebesgue, 1911) Is the analogous result for infinite ...
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Question about lower homology class of cobordism

Assume there are three differential oriented manifold $M_0$, $M_1$, $W$ with $\partial W= M_0 \coprod -M_1$. Denote dim $M_0$=dim $M_1$=n, and dim W=n+1. We know that for the highest homology class, ...
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The mathematics in understand anyons [closed]

I've been about particles called anyons which exist within a two dimensional framework. I've also found out that these particles can have an angular momentum equal to any real number. Normally, in ...
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Tensor product of dual groups

Let $G,H$ be compact abelian groups, $G^*,H^*$ be their Pontryagin duals, $G^*\otimes H^*$ the tensor product of $G^*,H^*$ and $K=(G^*\otimes H^*)^*$. Does the group $K$ have a special name? What is ...
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Topological proof of a result in Logic

I proved the result below using logic. My questions: Can this theorem be proved by purely topological means? Do you know any theorems that either can be used to prove the same result, or which give ...
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continuous images of open intervals

The well-known Hahn-Mazurkiewicz theorem characterizes those nonempty Hausdorff spaces $X$ that admit a continuous surjection $\alpha: [0, 1] \to X$ from the closed unit interval: it is necessary and ...
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Beyond Cantor's Teepee

From Counterexamples in Topology by Steen and Seebach (2nd edition) example 129 page 145 we have an example of connected and totally path-disconnected space. It is defined as follow: Fix $p= ...
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Properties of open covers

I am reading this article in which two properties of open covers are described: $\gamma$-property: If $\mathcal U$ is an open $\omega$-cover of $X$, then there sequence $\{ G_n : G_n \in \mathcal ...
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Realizing homomorphisms between fundamental groups

Let $X,Y$ be compact connected manifolds and $\varphi\colon\pi_1(X)\to\pi_1(Y)$ be a homomorphism between their fundamental groups. Under what conditions on $X$, $Y$ and $\varphi$ is it true that ...
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Existence of infinite groups that are too reluctant to be topological

With ZFC, is there an infinite group $G$ such that there is no non-trivial non-discrete topology on $G$ with the functions $G\times G\to G,~~ (a,b) \mapsto ab$ and $G\to G,~~ a\mapsto a^{-1}$ ...
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Lifts across covering maps

Let $X,Y,Z$ be connected topological spaces, $f\colon X\to Y$ be a continuous map and $p\colon Z\to Y$ be a covering map. The problem is the existence of a continuous lift of $f$ across $p$. A ...
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What does the 3rd axiom of topologies defined by neighbourhood mean? [closed]

Recall the axioms of a topology defined in terms of neighbourhoods, we call a topology on $X$ a family $(\mathcal{V}_x)_{x\in X}$ of sets in $\mathcal{P}(\mathcal{P}(X))$ which verifies for all $x\in ...
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A topological concept dual to compactness

We say that a subset A in a topological space X is anti-compact if every covering of A by closed sets has a finite subcover. Clearly if X is Hausdorff then all anti-compact subsets of X are finite. ...
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Modern reference request concerning Efimov's “On dyadic spaces”

Is there any modern reference (book, textbook, monograph, etc.) that contains the following result of B. Efimov (On dyadic spaces // Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 151 (1963) (Russian). English translation: ...
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Regarding graphs of continuous functions between zero dimensional spaces

Background for the question: Let for any topological space $B$, $I(B)$ denote the topological space which has the same set of points as of $B$, and the topology is generated by closed and open sets of ...
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Example: a locally convex TVS which is not compactly generated

Is there an example of a locally convex topological vector space which is not compactly generated? (any such example must be non-Fréchet, since all Fréchet spaces are compactly generated) (note: I ...
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Is currying a homeomorphism of array spaces?

Define an "index space" to be any topological space $I$, which is separable and locally compact Hausdorff. Define a "value space" to be any topological vector space $V$, which is separable, locally ...
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A noncommutative analogy of the tube lemma

Assume that $A$ and $B$ are two unital commutative Banach algebras. Assume that $\phi \in \mathcal{M} (A)$ is an element of the maximal Ideal space. Define $\alpha: A\hat{\otimes} B \to ...
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Intersections of open sets and $\alpha$-favorable spaces

I would like to ask about some classes of topological spaces whether they have been studied, what are they called (if they have a name) and whether they have some interesting properties. For the ...
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Suslin lines hereditarily Lindelof

I need to prove that every suslin line is hereditarily Lindelof. Any idea will be helpfull.
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First-countable topological monoids without local absorbing elements whose topology is induced by a semimetric

This is a follow up of Question 163246. For the reader's convenience, let me first copy&paste some basic definitions. We let a semimetric on a set $X$ be a function $d: X \times X \to [0,\infty]$ ...
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The topologies for which a presheaf is a sheaf?

Given a set $S$, let $Top(S)$ denote the partially ordered set (poset) of topologies on $S$, ordered by fineness, so the discrete topology, $Disc(S)$, is maximal. Suppose that $Q$ is a presheaf on ...
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If $(\mathbb M, \tau)$ is a topological monoid, is $\tau$ always induced by a [left] subinvariant semimetric?

Let me start by recalling some basic definitions (just for the sake of avoiding misunderstandings due to the vocabulary of the post). Basically following some ideas of W. Lawvere (but not his ...
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When does topological homogeneity imply algebraic homogeneity? Pseudo-arc and Hilbert cube

Knaster's pseudo-arc and Hilbert cube are topologically homogeneous continua. The easier question is: do these spaces admit a topological group structure? (I am sure that the answer is negative). Thus ...
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Diffeomorphism with prescribed behaviour

If $\gamma$ and $\eta$ are two smooth curves in a smooth manifold $M$, is it possible to find a diffeomorphism of $M$ such that $f \circ \gamma = \eta$? What if one removes the assumption of ...
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Why does $\beta \mathbb{R} \setminus \mathbb{R}$ have exactly 2 connected components? [closed]

Whilst reading about extensions of C*-alegbras, this topological fact was stated. I understand why $\beta \mathbb{R} \setminus \mathbb{R}$ has at least 2 connected components (it surjects onto the two ...
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Is the space of $C^r$ vector fields inducing locally uniformly bounded trajectories Baire?

Let $\mathcal{V}$ be the space $C^r$ vector fields on a non-compact (smooth) manifold $M$. Being a subspace of $C^r(M, T M)$, it inherits the natural $C^r$ topology (i.e. the strong topology) of that ...
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Finiteness of “novel variance” from a kernel on a compact space [closed]

Let $c(i,i')$ be a kernel function on a reasonable index space $I$. Choose a dense sequence of points $\{i_1, i_2, \cdots \} \subseteq I$, and define the one-point kernel functions $k_n := c(\cdot, ...
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Final topology of surjective linear map on Banach space

Let $L:X\rightarrow Y$ be a surjective linear map from Banach space $(X,||\cdot||_X)$ to vector space $Y$ and denote with $\tau_L$ the final topology on $Y$ induced by $T$. Is $\tau_L$ equivalent ...
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the validity of a basic statement involving the Hausdorff distance

Let $\Omega_1 \supset \Omega_2 \supset \cdots$ be a sequence of nonempty, open, bounded and convex sets in $R^n.$ Define $\Omega = \operatorname{int} \Bigl( \overline{\bigcap_{k=1}^{\infty} \Omega_k ...
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Tightness of Measures, Riesz Representation for locally compact spaces

Let $X$ be a locally compact, separable metric space and $\mu_n$ a sequence of probability measures on $S$. Let $\mathfrak{C}$ be a convergence determining class for the weak topology (for instance, ...
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Low dimensional topological manifolds [duplicate]

There is a well known result that every one dimensional topological manifold without boundary is homeomorphic either to the circle or to the whole real line. However there is one detail hidden: ...
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constructible set and fibre product

Let $P$ be certain property. Let $S \subset \mathbb{C}^n\times \mathbb{C}^m$ be a set of closed points such that for any point in $S$, it satisfies the property $P$. I know for any $x \in ...
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Topological groups defined by completely disconnected subgroups

Can you define a group topology on a group by specifying which subgroups should be discrete with respect to that topology (where a subgroup $S$ of $G$ is discrete if each $s\in S$ has an open ...
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The space of all compact metric spaces with Gromov-Hausdorff distance

Given two metric spaces $(X_1,d_1),(X_2,d_2)$ one can define $d_{GH}(X_1,X_2)$---the Gromov Hausdorff distance between them. It appears to be $0$ iff $X_1$ and $X_2$ are isometric. One can therefore ...
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Krein-Rutman version of Hahn-Banach

Consider an arbitrary set of normed Riesz spaces $(X_i,\Vert \cdot \Vert_i,\leq)$, $i\in I$ ($I$ can be compact). Can I apply the Krein-Rutman version ( see Schaefer; TVS; Corollary 2 of 5.4, ...
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Jacobian of an injective mapping

Let $f:R^N \to R^N$ be a differentiable mapping, and $J_f$ its Jacobian. Suppose that $\exists a,b \in R^N : J_f(a)<0,J_f(b)>0$. I want to prove two things that seem intuitively right: 1) $f$ is ...
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dual space of the quotient space of some locally convex topological space

I would like to a classical result about dual space. Let $E$ be a locally convex space and $F$ its closed linear subspace. If $E^{\ast}$ is the dual space of $E$, could some one affirm me that the ...
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Must a closed totally path-disconnected subset of the sphere have connected complement?

This question (which is more a curiosity than a research problem) originates from these two: ...
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Who first defined _simply connected_, reference?

The following definition is due to Donald J. Newman: A connected open subset $D$ of the plane $\mathbb C$ is simply connected if and only if its complement $\widetilde D = \mathbb C \setminus D$ ...
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Tubular neighbourhood which is nowhere piecewise linear

I recently asked this question. I think, if the following were true, then I would solve my problem. Let $E\subset\{(x_1,\dots,x_n)\in\mathbb R^n\;|\;x_i\geq 0\, \&\, \sum_ix_i=1\}$ be a convex ...
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Relationship between weak Lp and strong Lq topologies for q<p

Specificaly: Does convergence in $L^{\frac{1}{2}}$ imply weak $L^2$ convergence? Having a limit in $L^{\frac{1}{2}}$ topology and a limit in weak $L^2$ topology whether these are always equal? If ...
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Order homomorphism functions on $\omega_1$

Let $\omega_1$ be the first uncountable ordinal, same as the set of all countable ordinals. Let $F$ be the set of all functions $f$ from $\omega_1$ minus singleton $0$ into $\omega_1$ that are (a) ...
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A souped-up version of a question asked previously about uncountable subsets of topological spaces

Let T be an uncountable Hausdorff space. The following property of T will be referred to as "property P". If S is any uncountable subset of T, then the set of all points of S that are not limit points ...