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### How many pairwise non-homeomorphic compact, zero-dimensional topologies are there on $\mathbb{N}$?

To make the question more precise:
We call a topological space $(X,\tau)$ zero-dimensional if for $x\neq y \in X$ there is a clopen set $U\subseteq X$ with $x\in U, y\notin U$.
Let $\mathcal{C}$ be ...

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### Maps between spaces of non-empty compact subsets with the Hausdorff distance (reference request)

Let $X, Y$ be metric spaces, and let $PX$ (resp. $PY$) be the set of all non-empty compact subsets of $X$ (resp. $Y$) with the Hausdorff metric. A continuous map $f\colon X\to Y$ induces a continuous ...

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### another question about connected open sets in $R^2$

Before posting this question,I just asked a similar question:a question about connected open sets in $R^2$.
I got several nice answers.Now I want to ask:
Let $U$ be a nonempty connected open set in ...

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### a question about connected open sets in $R^2$

Let $U,V$ be two nonempty connected open sets in $\mathbb{R}^2$ and $U\subsetneqq V$.I want to ask if there must exist an open ball $B\subset V$ such that $B\not\subset U$ and $B\cap U$ is a nonempty ...

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### Free action of $\mathbb{Z}(2^{\infty})$ on a compact space

Assume that $X$ is a Hausdorff compact space such that $\forall n\in \mathbb{N}$, we have a free action of $\mathbb{Z/{2^{n}}\mathbb{Z}}$ on $X$. Must $\mathbb{Z}(2^{\infty})$ act freely on ...

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### Is there an (almost) dense set of quadratic polynomials which is not in the interior of the Mandelbrot set?

For the parameter plane of complex quadratic polynomials, $(z\mapsto z^2+c)_{c\in\mathbb{C}}$ :
Is it possible to find a part of the parameter plane, scanned with a given limited precision ...

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### When does $\mathbf{Top}/X$ embedd fully faithfully into $\mathbf{Top}$?

Under what conditions on the topological space $X$ is the overcategory $\mathbf{Top}/X$ of topological spaces over $X$ equivalent to a full subcategory of $\mathbf{Top}$? Surely if $X$ terminal i.e. a ...

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### “Productively normal” space

If a set $S$ is endowed with the discrete topology $\mathcal{P}(S)$, then for every normal space $N$ the product $S\times N$ is normal.
Question: can we endow a set $S$ with another Hausdorff ...

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### totally disconnected sets and homeomorphisms [closed]

For every totally disconnected perfect subset S in the plane one finds
a homeomorphism of the plane onto itself mapping S onto the ternary Cantor set.
This is an exercise in a book by Engelking and ...

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### Universal maps between topological spaces

Let $X,Y$ be topological spaces. We call a continuous map $u:X\to Y$ universal if for every continous map $f:X\to Y$ there is $x\in X$ such that $f(x) = u(x)$.
If $u:X\to Y$ and $v:Y\to Z$ are ...

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### continuity with respect to weak-${\ast}$ topology

Let $V:=V([0,1],R)$ be the space of all cadlag functions defined on $[0,1]$ of bounded variation. Thus any element $v\in V$ determines a signed measure $\nu$ on $[0, 1]$ given by the formula $\nu([0, ...

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### Constructivity of zeros demanded by topological degree

Let $f : S^{n - 1} \to S^{n - 1}$ be a smooth map from the unit vectors of $\mathbb{R}^n$ to themselves. If $f$ has nonzero degree, then we know that any smooth map $g : D^n \to \mathbb{R}^n$ ...

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### Characterizing space that preserves positive-definiteness property

Given a symmetric positive-definite matrix $\Sigma$, consider the space $\mathcal{D}$ of diagonal matrices such that $\forall D\in\mathcal{D}$, the matrix $\Sigma-D\Sigma^{-1}D$ is positive definite. ...

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### A question about Skorokhod metric

I have a question related to the Skorokhod distance.
Let $\Omega:=D([0,1],R)$ be the space of cadlag functions $x$ defined on $[0,1]$. Let $\Lambda$ be the collection of non-decreasing continuous ...

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### Skorokhod distance between $\omega, \omega\circ f_{\varepsilon}$ and $\omega, \omega\circ b_{\varepsilon}$

Let $\Omega:=D([0,1],R)$ be the space of cadlag functions $x$ defined on $[0,1]$. Let $\rho$ be the Skorokhod metric on $\Omega$, see e.g.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%A0dl%C3%A0g
Now define ...

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### (The Homotopy type of the) lifting of homeomorphism of Grassmanian

For $k<n$ put $FM_{k\times n}$ for the space of all $k\times n$ full rank matrices with real or complex entries. Note that the permutation group $S_{n}$ has an obvious action on this space ...

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### Approximation of sets by sets with regular border

What kind of conditions on a (bounded) set $E \subset \mathbb{R}^{n}$ ensure that it can be approximated from outside/inside by sets with regular border (say Lipshitz or $C^{k}$ conditions) in the ...

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### Gorelic's Forcing for large Lindelöf spaces with points $G_\delta$

I am trying to understand a step for proving that there exists large Hausdorff Lindelöf Spaces with points $G_\delta$ using forcing. I am following Isaac Gorelic's "The Baire Category And Forcing ...

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### Large discrete subspaces in spaces of separately continuous functions

For topological spaces $X,Y,Z$ let $SC_p(X\times Y,Z)$ be the space of separately continuous functions $f:X\times Y\to Z$ endowed with the topology of pointwise convergence.
It is easy to see that ...

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### Creating topological spaces with portals [closed]

I'm trying to rigorously describe an object that I'm calling a "portal". The situation is easiest to describe in two dimension.
I start with a line segment $pq$ in $\mathbb{R}^2$. I want to remove ...

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### Characterization of global sections (which are not products) of a sheaf which is locally a product

In order to compute certain group cohomology sets I have come upon a construction which seems rather general concerning sheaves which are locally products. So I will state the problem here in a ...

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### When is the topology generated by countable subsets?

Let $X$ be a topological (Hausdorff) space and let $(X_\alpha)_\alpha$ be a directed family of subsets. We say that $(X_\alpha)_\alpha$ generates the topology of $X$ if a subset $U \subseteq X$ is ...

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### Order dimension vs topological dimension of a poset

Let $(P,\leq)$ be a partially ordered set (poset). We define the ordering dimension $\textrm{dim}_\textrm{ord}(P)$ of $(P,\leq)$ to be the smallest cardinal $\kappa$ such that there exist a set of ...

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### extension of a continuous function [closed]

Please is it true that if $f:K\to \mathbb{R}$ is a continuous function of a comact set $K\subset\mathbb{R}^m$ then $f$ can be extended to a continuous function of some open neighbourhood of $K$?
...

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### If $S\subset\mathbb R$ is a $G_\delta$ there is a function $\mathbb R\to\mathbb R$ continuous exactly on $S$. Reference?

Let $S\subset\mathbb R$ be a $G_\delta$ set. A variation on the construction of the Thomae function (which is discontinuous on the rationals and continuous elsewhere) shows that there is a function ...

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### Examples of topologies compatible with a given dual pair

Let $\langle X, Y \rangle$ be a pair of vector spaces put in duality by a non-degenerate bilinear form $\langle \cdot, \cdot \rangle: X \times Y \to \mathbb{R}$. A topology $\tau$ on $X$ is called ...

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### A forked plane continuum

I came up with this question while trying to solve the following MO one:
Does every connected set that is not a line segment cross some dyadic square?
Suppose $C$ is a plane continuum (i.e. a ...

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### Existence of half-planes with respect to regular open sets of the Euclidean plane

I initially asked this question at math.stackexchange.com but there was no reaction, so I thought this may be a good idea to transfer it to mathoverflow.net
Let ...

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### Topological characterization of injective metric spaces

Let $\ (X\ d)\ \,(Y\ \delta)\ $ be arbitrary metric spaces. A function $\ f:X\rightarrow Y\ $ is called a metric map (with respect to the given metrics $\ d\ \delta$) $\ \Leftarrow:\Rightarrow\ ...

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### Name for (function, set) pairs?

Right now I'm working on a topological graph theory problem. To prove a theorem I introduced some objects. Has anyone heard of something similar before? I would like to call them by the right name.
...

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### Special retraction from a metric space onto an arc

Suppose $X$ is a metric space and $A$ is a subspace of $X$ homeomorphic to $[0,1]$ with its usual topology. Let $v$ an end point of $A$, that is $v$ does not disconnect $A$. Is there a retraction $r$ ...

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### Universality with respect to quotients

Is there an infinite cardinal $\kappa$ for which the following statement (S) true?
(S) : There is a topology $\tau_\kappa$ on $\kappa$ such that for all topological spaces $(X,\tau)$ with $|X|\leq ...

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### A metric associated with a continuous surjective map $f:X\to Y$

Assume that $f:(X,d_{1})\to (Y,d_{2})$ is a continuous surjective map between compact metric spaces. We define another
metric $d_{f}$ on $Y$ With $$ d_{f}(y_{1},y_{2})=Hd(f^{-1}(y_{1}), ...

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### The name for the quotient property

I asked this question on math@stackoverflow and was suggested to ask it here as well.
We call a surjective $f:X\rightarrow Y$ a quotient mapping if it satisfies, for every $U\subset Y$
...

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### cohomology of classifying space of permutation groups

Let $\Sigma_k$ be the permutation group of order $k$.
Let $r: \Sigma_k\to GL(k)$ be the regular representation by permuting the order of the standard basis of $\mathbb{R}^n$.
Let $\rho: ...

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### A possible generalization of the Borsuk Ulam theorem via action of symmetric groups

The symmetric group $S_{m}$ is equiped with the counting Har measure $\mu$ and the obvious sgn character. Assume that $S_{m}$ acts on $S^{n}$, $n\geq m-1$ and $f:S^{n}\to \mathbb{R}^{n}$ ...

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### Unbounded convex not containing a ray - example without using a basis

I prove here that an unbounded convex in a finite dimensional space contains a ray. At the same place, I give an example of an unbounded convex not containing a ray in the case of an infinite ...

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### A good book on adeles and ideles

Many results in number theory are stated either in a classical language or in an adelic one. I am often impressed of the efficiency and the satisfactory computational properties of the adelic setting, ...

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### Is every Montel locally convex vector space compactly generated?

Let $X$ be a Hausdorff locally convex vector space. Recall (my reference is the book of H. Jarchow, Locally Convex Spaces. B.G. Teubner, 1981) that we say that $X$ is a semi-Montel space if every ...

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### A topological space extracting from a group action

Let $G$ be a compact abelian topological group with invariant measure $\mu$ which acts on a compact Hausdorff space $X$. A $G$-odd function is a continuous function $f:X\to ...

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### Face poset of a subcomplex complement

Let $P$ denote the face poset of a simplicial complex, $\Delta$ the order complex of a poset, and $\sim$ homotopy equivalence. It's known that for any finite simplicial complex $\mathcal{K}$ that ...

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### Discrete subsets in the topology of pointwise convergence vs. metrisability

While reading Arkhangel'skii's Topological function spaces, I encountered an unexpected application of Martin's Axiom. This is Theorem II.5.20:
Assume $\mathsf{MA}+\neg \mathsf{CH}$. Let $X$ be a ...

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### Locally finite refinement with restricted class of covering sets

Let $X$ be a topological space, and let $U \subset X$ be paracompact.
This means that any open cover $(U_i)_{i \in I}$ of $U$ has a locally finite refinement.
In this refinement $(V_i)_{i \in I}$ of ...

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### Questions about the dimension-and other properties-of a non-separable topological space

Let the topological space X be the so-called "long line" — which is an uncountable linearly ordered set containing all the countable ordinal numbers as well as a copy of the open unit interval ...

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### Must a map on a compact space be surjective on $\cap_{n=1}^\infty f^n(X)$?

Maybe I'm just being a bit dense here, but this has me stumped right now.
A fairly well-know thm is the following: Let $X_0$ be a compact metric space and $f:X_0\to X_0$ be continuous. For each ...

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### Homeo-Fixed point property

Edit: According to comment of Michał Kukieła I revised the question
A topological space $X$ satisfies "Homeo-fixed point" property if every homeomorphism $f$ on $X$ possess a fixed point.
...

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### Does real analytic imply locally contractible?

The statement is true for complex analytic spaces. I am not sure who proved this result.
I ask the same question in the real case.

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### Totally bounded group topologies on $\Bbb Q$ with trivial intersection of two neighborhoods

Are there totally bounded group topologies $\mathcal S$ and $\mathcal T$ on $\Bbb Q$ such that for some open sets $A\in\mathcal S$ and $B\in \mathcal T$ we have $A\cap B=\{0\}$?

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### question about a genralized Skorokhod topology

Let $D:=D([0,1], R)$ be the space of all cadlag functions defined on $[0,1]$. Now we have the known Skorokhod topology defined by: $\forall f, g\in D$
...

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### Group topologies on $\Bbb Z$ with dense open sets in $\Bbb T$

Let $\Bbb Z$ be embedded in the circle group $\Bbb T$ by an irrational rotation and regard $\Bbb Z$ as a subgroup/subspace of the topological group $\Bbb T$.
Are there group topologies $\mathcal A$ ...