Continuum theory, point-set topology, spaces with algebraic structure, foundations, dimension theory, local and global properties.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

3
votes
1answer
110 views

Lipschitz function with somewhere dense image

Let $Q=[-1,1]^2$ denote the unit square and let $f:Q\to Q$ be a Lipschitz function such that for any ball $B(a,r)\subset Q$ with radius $r$, the width of the image $f(B(a,r))$ is at least $cr$ for ...
7
votes
3answers
380 views

Binary relations as the topological closure of the diagonal

If $(X,\tau)$ is a topological space, we can consider the product topology on $X\times X$ and take the closure of the diagonal $\Delta_X = \{(x,x): x\in X\}$, which we denote by ...
7
votes
1answer
427 views

Group structure on an arbitrary completely regular topological space that makes $(x,y)\mapsto xy^{-1}$ continuous at $(1,1)$

Let $(G,\mathcal T)$ be a completely regular topological space. Is there a group structure on $G$ such that the function $$f:G\times G\to G$$ $$f(x,y)=xy^{-1}$$ is continuous at $(1,1)$?
6
votes
0answers
158 views

A compactification of the non-negative rationals with the discrete topology

Let $S$ be the set of non-negative rational numbers. (If it makes any difference, feel free to take the non-negative dyadic rationals instead.) Let $B=\ell_\infty(S)$; as a ${\rm C}^*$-algebra this is ...
10
votes
1answer
725 views

Reference request: Book of topology from “Topos” point of view

Question: Is there any book of topology in the modern language of topos theory? Motivation: In "Sheaves in Geometry and Logic" Mac Lane and Moerdijk say: "For Grothendieck, topology became the ...
1
vote
0answers
34 views

The topology of complete minimal surfaces of finite total Gaussian curvature [closed]

Suppose that M is a complete minimal surface with finite total curvature. If M is embedded in $\mathbf{R}^3$, then we observe that M viewed from infinity looks like a plane passing through the ...
11
votes
1answer
259 views

Maximum length of a chain of topologies on $\Bbb R$

Let $\frak T$ be a totally ordered set of topologies on $\Bbb R$. Is $|\frak T|\le |\Bbb R|$?
3
votes
0answers
138 views

$S^{3}$-valued harmonic analysis

Edit: Note that $S^{3}$ with the quaternion operation is a group. For a locally compact Abelian group $\Gamma$ we consider $$\tilde{\tilde{\Gamma}}=\{\phi:\Gamma \to S^{3} \mid ...
2
votes
1answer
71 views

Separating Differences of Open Sets

Has anyone ever considered something like the following separation axiom? $(*)$ For any pair of open sets $O$ and $N$, there exist disjoint open sets containing $O\setminus N$ and $N\setminus O$. ...
21
votes
2answers
1k views

A question about “Zariski dense” arguments

This question is a little basic, but I think it is consistent with the goals of MO. My question is about a certain type of argument in algebraic geometry which exploits the abundance of dense sets ...
4
votes
1answer
173 views

Are infinite groups “locally topologizable”?

Does every infinite group admit a Hausdorff topology such that the multiplication and inverse are continuous at $1$ but $1$ is not an isolated point? The question is inspired by and related to ...
25
votes
9answers
1k views

Continuous relations?

What might it mean for a relation $R\subset X\times Y$ to be continuous? In topology, category theory or in analysis? Is it possible, canonical, useful? I have a vague idea of the possibility of ...
2
votes
0answers
83 views

Ostaszewski space's construction Lemma

I'm studying the Ostaszewski's article "On Countably Compact, Perfectly Normal Spaces". I'll add some context. Lemma 1.2 says the following: Let $X$ be a locally compact, zero-dimensional and ...
1
vote
0answers
169 views

Continuous dependence of the roots of a polynomial on its coefficients

In their article "The roots of a polynomial vary continuously as a function of the coefficients" Gary Harris and Clyde Martin give a topological proof of the well-known theorem that the roots of a ...
4
votes
1answer
141 views

Is the absolute of a compact space the projective limit of the Stone-Čech compactifications of its open dense subsets?

Is the following statement true, and if it is, does someone have a reference? Let $X$ be a compact (i.e., compact and Hausdorff) topological space. Then the Gleason space (=Iliadis absolute, ...
9
votes
0answers
423 views

A group allowing exactly 7 group topologies

Is there a group $G$ allowing exactly 7 group topologies on $G$: $\mathcal T_{trivial}, \mathcal T_{discrete}, \mathcal T_1, \mathcal T_2,\mathcal T_3,\mathcal T_4, \mathcal T_5$ with $$\mathcal ...
8
votes
2answers
340 views

Ultracoproducts and Cartesian products

Let $X$ be a metrizable compact topological space, let $\mathcal U$ be an ultrafilter, and denote by $X^{\mathcal U}$ the ultracopower of $X$ with respect to $\mathcal U$. As a C$^*$-algebraist, I ...
2
votes
1answer
100 views

A Property of Baire Spaces

I posed this on August 8 on math.stackexchange, but there has been no response. Let $X$ be a topological space. I define $X$ to have Property A provided that every closed meager subset of $X$ is ...
8
votes
2answers
253 views

Finiteness as a motivation for compactness

Another history question, and I am not sure if I will get any answers. (If anyone knows of a good history of math list to use for this question I would be happy for any tips. The one I used to post to ...
1
vote
1answer
84 views

Continuous real function on germs

Let $C_0^{m,n}$ be the space of germs of continuous maps from $\mathbb{R}^m$ to $\mathbb{R}^n$, located at $0\in\mathbb{R}^m$, with the usual inductive limit topology. One can also consider ...
3
votes
0answers
138 views

Decreasing sequence of closed convex sets in a Banach space

Let $(C_n)$ be a decreasing sequence of closed convex subsets in a Banach space $(E,\Vert \cdot \Vert)$. The question I have is about the content of $C=\bigcap_{n=0}^\infty C_n$. If the $C_n$ are ...
3
votes
0answers
138 views

History of limit point compact -/-> compact example

A standard example in elementary topology (e.g. Munkres) of a space which is limit-point compact (every infinite subset of the space has a limit point) but not compact is the minimal uncountable ...
5
votes
2answers
306 views

non-Borel set which intersects every compact in a Borel set

I remember hearing some time ago that there is a locally compact Hausdorff space $X$ and a non-Borel subset $E$ which intersects every compact set in a Borel set. (This would contradict Lemma 13.9 of ...
5
votes
0answers
222 views

Quotienting disk inside sphere result in sphere

Let $S^k$ be a topological $k$-dimensional sphere. Let $D^k$ be a $k$ dimensional disk that includes in $S^k$. Let $q: D^k \to D^r$ be a map and $r \leq k$. Let $$W = S^k \sqcup D^r/\sim$$ where ...
2
votes
1answer
92 views

Going Back-and-Forth Between Different Expressions/“Representations” for Open Books.

I am trying to have a better understanding of how one goes , "travels" between the different formats/layouts of open books for a fixed given 3-manifold M; between the abstract type and the "actual" ...
1
vote
2answers
143 views

Why the intersection of a scott open (or \w the relatively compactness property) filter on a topology of a sober (and 2nd countable) space is compact?

Definitions and notations. Let $\mathcal{P}(X)$ the power set of $X$. Let $\tau_X\subseteq\mathcal{P}(X)$ a topology on X. We call $A$ irreducible if every time $A=B\cup C$ with $B,C$ closed set ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

Topology : Study on Separation Properties [closed]

I want an example of a completely regular space which is not a normal space. I have tried a lot but am unable to construct any example
2
votes
0answers
64 views

d-refining covering of normal space

If $X$ is normal, it is well known that for any open-covering $(U_i)$ of $X$, there exist closed subspaces $F_i$ and $G_i$ and an open subspaces $O_i$ such that $$F_i\subset O_i\subset G_i\subset ...
3
votes
1answer
254 views

Quotients of standard Borel spaces

Let $X$ and $Y$ be standard Borel spaces: topological spaces homeomorphic to Borel subsets of complete metric spaces. Given a surjective Borel map $f:X\to Y$, we get an equivalence relation ...
17
votes
1answer
611 views

Topological transversality

Warmup question: Let us say that two continuous functions $f,g:[0,1]\to \mathbb R$ are topologically transverse if their difference $f-g$ has only finitely many zeros, and each zero separates an ...
5
votes
0answers
64 views

Separation of topological group elements by invariant neighbourhooods

Let $G$ be a topological group that is Hausdorff, that is, for every pair $(g,h)$ of distinct elements of $G$, there exist disjoint open sets $U_g$ and $U_h$ such that $g \in U_g$ and $h \in U_h$. ...
4
votes
2answers
159 views

Are Hausdorff compactifications of a Tychonoff space $X$ in one-to-one correspondence with completely regular subalgebras of $BC(X)$?

Let $X$ be a completely regular (Tychonoff) topological space. It is known that if $\mathscr F\subseteq C(X,[0,1])$ separates points and closed sets (that is, for every closed set $E\subseteq X$ and ...
5
votes
1answer
127 views

Is an extension of compact Hausdorff topological groups compact?

Let $1 \rightarrow A \xrightarrow{a} B \xrightarrow{c} C \rightarrow 1$ be a short exact sequence of topological groups (i.e., all maps are continuous, $A = \mathrm{Ker}(c)$, and $C = ...
18
votes
2answers
742 views

Which sets occur as boundaries of other sets in topological spaces?

This question was originally asked on MathStackExchange and is migrated here with opinion from MO meta. I am integrating the inputs from users Daniel Fischer and Emil Jerabek there into this post. ...
5
votes
1answer
151 views

A realcompact analogue of the Baire category theorem

Let $\frak{m}$ be the least measurable cardinal. A space $X$ is realcompact if it is homeomorphic to a closed subset of some product $\mathbb{R}^I$. Let $X$ be realcompact with $P_\frak{m}$ topology, ...
9
votes
2answers
201 views

A differentiable one-parameter family of codimension 2 subspaces of $\mathbb{C}^n$ cannot fill $\mathbb{C}^n$, right?

Suppose that $P(t)$ is a one-parameter family of rank 2 self-adjoint projections on $\mathbb{C}^n$ that vary analytically in the real parameter $t \in [0,1]$. I claim that there must exist a vector $x ...
12
votes
1answer
267 views

A generalization of the Arhangelskii Theorem

Arhangeleskii's Theorem states the following For any Hausdorff topological space $X$, $$ |X|\leq2^{\chi(X)L(X)} $$ where $\chi(X)$ is the character of $X$ and $L(X)$ is the Lindelöf degree of ...
0
votes
0answers
62 views

Can a “weak” topological space be a Moore space?

Let B be a reflexive and infinite dimensional real Banach space-which could be Hilbert space l^2- and let B be endowed with the weak topology. Although this topology is regular and Hausdorff, it is ...
3
votes
3answers
389 views

“countable” topology

Given universal set $U$. Is there any name of the collection of subsets of $U$ (call them quasi-open) satisfying the following axioms: i) $\emptyset$ and $U$ are quasi-open; ii) finite intersections ...
2
votes
0answers
44 views

Relative isotopy of simple curves in a disk

Consider the closed two dimensional disk and two fixed points $A$ and $B$ on the boundary. I am looking for a reference for the following fact: a simple topological curve with end points $A$ and $B$ ...
2
votes
0answers
150 views

Homeomorphism of compact Hausdorff spaces

(Note: I asked this question at MSE over a day ago and received no answer, so I'm now reposting it here. Link: http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/853500/homeomorphism-of-compact-hausdorff-spaces) ...
2
votes
0answers
90 views

Berkovich Analytification of the transseries

I am looking for references to articles about the following subjects: Connections from the field of (real) transseries to the field of surreal numbers (mentioned very briefly in the introduction of ...
6
votes
1answer
228 views

Homeomorphism between derived sets implies homeomorphism

(Note: I asked this question at MSE days ago and received no answer, so I'm now reposting it here.) I want to prove the following statement: Let $K_1$ and $K_2$ be two countable, compact sets of ...
2
votes
1answer
99 views

open subsets of boundary [closed]

Let $\bar{X}$ be a Hausdorff and compact topological space. Suppose that $X$ is an open and dense subset of $\bar{X}$. Let $\nu X=\bar{X}\setminus X$ and assume that $U\subseteq \nu X$ is an open ...
3
votes
0answers
154 views

Compact set covered by two opens

The following lemma about locally compact (but not necessarily Hausdorff) spaces or continuous lattices appears frequently but without citation. It is easy to prove but important in proofs. If a ...
4
votes
1answer
194 views

A question on $Z^{*}$ algebras

A $Z^{*}$ algebra is a $C^{*}$ algebra which satisfies each of the following equivalent conditions: All elements of $A$ are left zero divisor. All elements are right zero divisor. All elements ...
14
votes
0answers
156 views

Finite union of closed convex sets is triangulable?

I posted this question on Stackoverflow, but didn't get an answer. Let $A_1, \ldots, A_k \subseteq \mathbb{R}^n$ be closed convex sets. Is the union $\bigcup_{i=1}^k A_i$ triangulable, that is, ...
2
votes
3answers
241 views

Compact, densely ordered spaces

During my work with order preserving homeomorphisms, I got interested in the double arrow space and, subsequently, in the lexicographic square. I would really like to find examples of spaces like ...
1
vote
1answer
168 views

Sober topological subspace

Assume $X$ to be a Notherian topological space such that any irreducible closed subset has a unique generic point. Consider $Y\subseteq X$ as a topological space with the induced topology from $X$. Is ...
4
votes
2answers
295 views

If $E$ maps onto a contractible space with contractible fibers, must $E$ be contractible?

Let $p\colon E\to C$ be a continuous, surjective map between topological spaces with $C$ contractible. Suppose that $p^{-1}(c)$ is contractible for each $c\in C$. Is it true that $E$ is weakly ...