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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 ...
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Is the notion of fixed point property for topological spaces an absolute notion?

Recall that a topological space $X$ has the fixed point property (FPP) if any continuous function $f: X\to X$ has a fixed point. Is the notion of FPP for topological spaces an absolute notion? More ...
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Do any Stone-like dualities have some self-dualities hidden inside them?

This question originated from the observation that in most cases when one has duality of structured sets induced by a dualizing set-with-two-structures $D$, both sides of the duality are substructures ...
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Strange (?) definition of the spectrum

Suppose that $A$ is a commutative, unital $C^*$-algebra. Then it is isomorphic to $C(X)$ for some compact Hausdorff topological space $X$. $X$ can be identified as the space of all unital ...
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Is the multiplicity of a Sobolev mapping alwasys locally essentially bounded?

I have the following question: Let $f:\Omega\to \mathbb{R}^n$ be a (sense-preserving) continuous Sobolev mapping in $W^{1,n}$, where $\Omega$ is a domain in $\mathbb{R}^n$. By Sard's theorem for ...
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Homotopy with non piece-wise linear boundary

in the middle of a long proof I encounter the following problem. Let $E$ be a closed and convex set in $\mathbb R^n$ such that for all $\vec x\in E$ it holds that $\sum_ix_i=1$. (We can understand ...
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Rational points in the Alexandroff line

Let $X$ be the subset of the long line consist of rational points with the topology inherits from the long line. Is $X$ a metrizable space?
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Connectedness properties of groups of homeomorphisms

Denote by $H(X)$ the group of homeomorphisms of a topological space $X$. Assume further that $X$ is either compact or locally compact and locally connected. In both cases $H(X)$ becomes a topological ...
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Sequence of solutions of approximated problem converging to stationary solution of the original problem

Let $I(x)$ be the indicator function defined as $$I(x) \triangleq \begin{cases} 1, & x \geq 0 \\ 0, & x < 0 \end{cases}$$ and let $L(x,\alpha) \in [0,1]$ be a smoothing function that ...
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Non-Polish Lebesgue probability space?

Any Lebesgue probability space is mod. 0 isomorphic to some Polish probability space (with $\sigma$-algebra the completion of Borel algebra, and some Borel probability). I would like to see an example ...
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A question about cardinal functions

In the context of topological groups, one has $w(X)=d(X)\chi(X)$, where $X$ is a topological group and $w$, $d$ and $\chi$ are the weight, the density and the character, respectively. Since $d(X)\leq ...
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Tietze's extension theorem for compact subspaces

The topological question: Are there Hausdorff topological spaces $X$ which are compactly generated (=Kelly spaces = $k$-spaces, that is, a subset is closed if its intersection with every compact set ...
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Zariski-homeomorphisms

This question is motivated by two questions at MO and at MSE. I am interested in homeomorphism types of (irreducible) complex-projective varieties with respect to the Zariski topology. Any two ...
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Is a left topological group which is a manifold a topological group?

Let $G$ be a left topological group, i.e. a topological space with group operation such that left multiplication $L_g : x \mapsto gx$ is continuous (but right multiplication and inversion are not ...
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Computing the fundamental group of a flag variety

Let $G$ be a compact and connected and simply connected Lie group and $\mathfrak{g}$ be its Lie algebra and $x\in\mathfrak{g}^*$. How can we compute the fundamental group of $G/G_x$ where $G_x$ is ...
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The boundary of this set is piecewise smooth? [closed]

Consider a sequence of open sets in $R^n$: $\Omega_1 \supset \Omega_2 \supset\cdots$. Consider that this sets are bounded, convex with the boundary piecewise smooth .When i say smooth i mean ...