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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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Banach algebraic proof of the Borsuk Ulam theorem

I am wondering whether there exists a proof of the classical Borsuk Ulam theorem for the Euclidean n-sphere, $n>2$ that is based only on the theory of Banach algebras. I checked on MR but had no ...
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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. ...
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Uniform approximation of separately continuous functions on zero-dimensional spaces

For topological spaces $X,Y,Z$ а function $f:X\times Y\to Z$ is called separately continuous if for any $(x,y)\in X\times Y$ the restrictions of $f$ to the sets $\{x\}\times Y$ and $X\times \{y\}$ are ...
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Embedding $\beta\mathbb{N}$ into a product of Cantor sets

Let us consider $\beta\mathbb{N}$, the Stone-Czech compactification of the natural numbers (where we do not take $0$ to be a natural number, so the only idempotent elements are nonprincipal ...
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On a very weak notion of fibration (of topological spaces)

Suppose that $f:Y \to X$ is a map of topological spaces, and lets assume for simplicity that $X$ is connected. For the fibers of $f$ to compute the homotopy fibers, one would usually want to demand ...
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Given locally compact and $\sigma$-compact, can we get partition of unity?

Let $X$ be a locally compact, $\sigma$-compact Polish (complete and separable metric) space. How to prove: "There is an increasing sequence of continuous cut-off functions with compact support, ...
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Continuous and open image of a Polish space

Suppose that we have a continuous open and closed surjection $f\colon X\to Y$ of a Polish space $X$ to $Y.$ The closeness of $f$ implies that $Y$ is a metric space. But i do not know how to use ...
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Is there an easier proof to show that the closed convex hull of a normalized weakly null sequence is weakly compact?

In a paper that I am reading there is a following step: Let $X$ be a Banach space and let $(x_k) \subset X$ be a normalized sequence that converges weakly to $0$. Then $\overline{co}(x_k)$ is a ...
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Examples of a topological semidirect product

Let $G$ be a compact topological group, and $\operatorname{Aut}(G)$ the group of autohomeomorphisms of $G$. I have proved some (topological) results about the holomorph $G\leftthreetimes ...
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Retract embedding of $S^{n}$ in its unit tangent bundle

Acording to the comment of Mark Grant and the answer of Ryan Budney, I revise the question: For what even $n$, there is a retract embedding of of $S^n$ in its unit tangent bundle?
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Examples of value quantales

In his paper "Quantales and continuity spaces" R. C. Flagg gives the following examples of value quantales: the lattice $\bf{2}$ of truth values with usual addition, the lattice $\mathbb{R}_{+}$ of ...
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Is every locally compactly generated space compactly generated?

[Parse it as (locally compact)ly generated.] I stumbled across this one whilst supervising an undergraduate thesis. Convenient categories for homotopy theory (e.g. CGWH) have been discussed here ...
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Which Topological Spaces are Powers?

Given a topological space $X$ and closed subspace $Y \subset X$, it may be the case that $X$ is a power of $Y$. That means $\displaystyle X = \prod_{i < \kappa} Y_i$ for some cardinal $\kappa$ ...