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### What is the smallest density of a metrizable space without countable separation?

A Tychonoff space $X$ is defined to have countable separation if some (equivalently, any) compactification $bX$ of $X$ contains a countable family $\mathcal U$ of open sets such that for any points $x\...

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### Has a continuous map from $\kappa^\omega$ to $[0,1]^\omega$ a non-scattered fiber?

Question. Let $\kappa>\mathfrak c$ be a cardinal endowed with the discrete topology and $f:\kappa^\omega\to[0,1]^\omega$ be a continuous map. Is there a point $y\in[0,1]^\omega$ whose preimage $f^{-...

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### Bernstein sets of large cardinality

A metrizable space $X$ will be called a generalized Bernstein set if every closed completely metrizable subspace $C$ of $X$ has cardinality $|C|<|X|$.
It is well-known that the real line contains ...

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### Dirac functional embedding [on hold]

I got the following set up:
Let $S \neq \emptyset$ equiped with the discrete topology and let $\ell_\infty(S) = \{f: S \to \mathbb C \mid f \text{ bounded}\}$. Not $\ell_\infty(S)$ with the pointwise ...

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### Is the following set closed with respect to the Hausdorff metric? [on hold]

Let $(X,d)$ be a non-empty complete metric space, let
M be the set of all non-empty compact subsets equipped
with the Hausdorff metric, and $N$ be a positive integer.
Is
$$
\{A\subset X : 1\le \# A \...

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### Admissible and proper topologies on $C(X,Y)$

Given non-empty sets $A, B, C$, set $B^A$ to be the set of all functions $f:A\to B$ there is a natural bijection $\Lambda: C^{A\times B} \to (C^A)^B$ defined in the following way: for $f:A\times B \to ...

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### Topological properties via properties continuous maps

A topological space $(X,\tau)$ is connected if and only if the only continuous maps $f:X\to\{0,1\}$ (where $\{0,1\}$ carries the discrete topology) are the constant maps.
Are there other examples of ...

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### A topology on the product space of Euclidean space and smooth functions space

I'd like to know if there is a well-known topology on the space $S := \mathbb R \times C^\infty(\mathbb R)$, such that $(x_n, f_n) \to (x, f)$ in $S$ with respect the topology is equivalent to
$$(x_n,...

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### generalized $F_{\sigma}$-sets [closed]

Let $(X,\tau)$ a topological space and $S\subset X$.
$S$ is a generelized $F_{\sigma}$-set if $\forall G\in \tau$ such that $S\subset G$ exists an $F_{\sigma}$-set $F$ such that $S\subset F\subset G$....

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### Spaces $Y$ such that $C(-, Y)$ is always acceptable

Given non-empty sets $A, B, C$, set $B^A$ to be the set of all functions $f:A\to B$ there is a natural bijection $\Lambda: C^{A\times B} \to (C^A)^B$ defined in the following way: for $f:A\times B \to ...

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### Reference or counter-example for Closed Graph Theorem for multivalued maps in general topological spaces

Could someone be so kind to point me in the direction of a citeable proof of the following version of the Closed Graph Theorem? (i.e. assuming this is true, could someone give me a literature ...

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### Does the topology induced by the Hausdorff-metric and the quotient topology coincide?

Assume that $X$ is a metric space, and $\sim$ is an equivalence relation on $X$.
Furthermore we assume that the number of elements in each equivalence class
is bounded by a positive constant.
Does ...

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### Open set in $\mathbb{C}\times \mathbb{C}$ [closed]

Let $T_{z}, z\in\mathbb{C}$ an unbounded operator with domain $D$ subspace of a Hilbert space $H$ onto $H$, We assume $T_{z}$ holomorphic in $z$.
Let $R(\xi,z)=(T_{z}-\xi)^{-1}$ its resolvent where $\...

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### Topology on $\mathcal{C}(X,Y)$ to work with homotopy

We know that the compact open topology on $\mathcal{C}(X,Y)$ is a good choice for topology on the set of continuous maps, but this seems really efficient, both naively and with respect to existence of ...

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### What is a generalized limit?

In the proof of Lemma 1.3 in the paper "The ideal structure of a groupoid C* algebra", Journal of Operator Theory 1991 by Jean Renault, I found the notion of a generalized limit of a net without any ...

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### Fixed point shape property

Question: Provide (or prove that it's not possible) a metric compact space which has the fixed point property but not the fixed point shape property.
Here is the definition of f.p.s.p.("map" means ...

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### Which spaces have enough curves

Let $\mathbf{Top}$ be the category of topological spaces, and let $I\in\mathbf{Top}$ be the unit interval $I=[0,1]\subset\mathbb{R}$. For any space $X$, let $|X|$ denote the underlying set of points; ...

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### Set of w*-continuous operators closed for the weak* topology or not?

Let $X$ be a dual Banach space, i.e. $X=(X_*)^*$ for some Banach space $X_*$. Consider the weak* topology of $B(X)$, i.e. the topology of pointwise convergence on $X$ endowed with the $\sigma(X,X_*)$-...

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### Fundamental group as topological group

Background
Let $(X,x)$ be a pointed topological space. Then the fundamental group $\pi_1(X,x)$ becomes a topological space: Endow the set of maps $S^1 \to X$ with the compact-open topology, endow the ...

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### Continuous function on compact topological space [migrated]

I came across the following statement.
Let $X$ a uncountable set, $p \notin X$ and $X^* = X \cup \{p\}$. Let $$\mathcal O := \{O \subseteq X^* \mid O \subseteq X \text{ or } p \in O \text{ and } X \...

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### A contractible non-planar continuum

Let $Z=\{0\}\cup\{\pm\frac1n\}_{n\in\mathbb N}$ be the sequence that converges to zero from both sides. Consider the contractible continuum $$A=(Z\times[-1,1]\times\{0\})\cup([-1,1]\times\{0\}\times\{...

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### Interior of a dual cone

Let $K$ be a closed convex cone in $\mathbb{R}^n$. Its dual cone (which is also closed and convex) is defined by $K' = \{ \phi\ |\ \phi(x) \geq 0,\ \ \forall x \in K\}$.
I know that the interior of $...

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### understanding Steenrod squares

There is a function on $\mathbb{Z}/2\mathbb{Z}$-cohomology called Steenrod squaring: $Sq^i:H^k(X,\mathbb{Z}/2\mathbb{Z}) \to H^{k+i}(X,\mathbb{Z}/2\mathbb{Z})$. (Coefficient group suppressed from ...

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### Neighborhoods with proper multiplication

The following question was originally asked here, by C. Dubussy: http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1802111/neighbourhoods-with-proper-multiplication
Assume we have two closed subsets $F$ and $G$...

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### Topology on the space of Borel measures

Let $ B $ be the set of all measures $ \phi $ of $ \mathbf{R}^{n} $ such that every open set is $ \phi $-measurable (sometimes these measures are called Borel measures). Note the measures in $ B $ are ...

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### Relation between two different definitions for relative sequential compactness

Building upon this question in Math.SE, I think the following might be rather of interest for MO.
In the literature on measure theory, probability and functional analysis the definition of a subset $...

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### If a function is continuous in one chart, it is continuous in every chart of a maximal atlas of a topological manifold? [migrated]

This is a correct statement, can somebody show how to prove it specifically?
I am not quite sure about what it means by 'If a function is continuous in one chart ...', in my understanding, a chart is ...

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### An example of a regular but not well-based topological space

Call a topological space $\langle X,\mathscr{O}\rangle$ regular iff it is both $T_0$ and $T_3$: for every point $x\notin A$, where $A$ is a closed subsets of $X$, there are open and disjoint sets $V$ ...

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### Metrizability of the space of probability measures endowed with the topology of setwise convergence

Let $X$ be a separable completely metrizable space, let $\mathscr{B}(X)$ denote the Borel $\sigma$-algebra on $X$, and let $\mathscr{P}(X)$ denote the space of all probability measures on $(X, \...

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### Product of limit $\sigma$-algebras

Let $X$ and $Y$ be Polish (i.e. Borel subsets of separable completely metrizable) spaces. For a Polish space $Z$, let $\mathscr{S}(Z)$ denote the limit $\sigma$-algebra on $Z$, i.e. the smallest $\...

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### Continuous map from $\mathbb R^2$ to $\mathbb R$? [closed]

There must be a map from $\mathbb R^2$ to $\mathbb R$, since they are the same cardinality. But is there a construction for a continuous map from $\mathbb R^2$ to $\mathbb R$?
I guess what I mean is ...

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### Do $G_\delta$-measurable maps preserve dimension?

This question (in a bit different form) I leaned from Olena Karlova.
Question. Let $f:X\to Y$ be a bijective continuous map between metrizable separable spaces such that for every open set $U\subset ...

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### Meaning of Regular Neighborhood for Homology Basis Curves in $S_{g,2}$

I have been trying to understand the meaning of the expression "regular neighborhood" in the context described below, but I'm stuck:
We have a collection of curves $c_i$ for $i=1,2,..,n$ embedded in ...

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### Reference request: Uniformly totally bounded classes of compact metric spaces are Gromov-Hausdorff precompact

The following Theorem can be found for instance here (Theorem 7.4.15):
Theorem. (author ?) Any uniformly totally bounded class $\mathfrak X$ of compact metric spaces is pre-compact in the Gromov-...

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### Duality between topology and bornology

I want to understand in what sense topology is dual to bornology at a most basic level. Therefore, I rephrased the definition of a bornology in the following way:
Let $X$ be a set and let $\mathcal{P}...

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### Does there exist a bijection of $\mathbb{R}^n$ with itself such that the forward map is connected but the inverse is not?

Let $(X,\tau), (Y,\sigma)$ be two topological spaces. We say that a map $f: \mathcal{P}(X)\to \mathcal{P}(Y)$ between their power sets is connected if for every $S\subset X$ connected, $f(S)\subset Y$ ...

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### “Transitivity” of the Stone-Cech compactification

Let $\beta \mathbb{N}$ be the Stone-Cech compactification of the natural numbers $\mathbb{N}$, and let $x, y \in \beta \mathbb{N} \setminus \mathbb{N}$ be two non-principal elements of this ...

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### Unbounded towers and combinatorial cardinal characteristics of the continuum

Update: Perhaps the question is too difficult. I would appreciate, thus, even just comments or related observations.
This question assumes familiarity with combinatorial cardinal characteristics of ...

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### Abstract result on partitions of unity?

A motivation: The classical Stone-Weierstrass theorem says that polynomials are dense among continuous functions (say, on the unit interval), while the abstract Stone-Weierstrass theorem (and also the ...

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### Is it true that all sphere bundles are some double of disk bundle?

Let's consider a smooth sphere bundle over a smooth manifold with structure group is equal to the diffeomorphism group of sphere. Then, can we say that this is a double of some disk bundle? Thank you ...

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### Zero-dimensional $F$-space which is not strongly zero-dimensional

Does anyone know of an example of a (Tychonoff) $F$-space which is zero-dimensional but not strongly zero-dimensional?
By an $F$-space we mean every cozeroset is $C^*$-embedded.
By zero-dimensional ...

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### Dual equivalence for multioperators

This is a reference request question. But let's start with a few definitions.
Let $L$ and $M$ be two bounded lattices. A multioperator $p$ for $L$ and $M$ is an application $$p : L \to Ft(M)^{op}$$ ...

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### SU(2) representations of alternating knot groups

Suppose that $K$ is an $\textit{alternating}$ knot in $S^3$, and let $R_0$ be the space of homomorphisms from $\pi_1(S^3 - K)\to SU(2)$ which send meridians to trace free matrices. Denote the subset ...

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### What is the meaning of this analogy between lattices and topological spaces?

Let me add one more edit to help explain why this is a serious question. Theorem 5 below is a sort of lattice version of Urysohn's lemma, and it has essentially the same proof. Theorem 6, the famous ...

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### When is there an unbounded tower in $[\mathbb{N}]^\infty$?

(Edit: I'm splitting the question, leaving here only what is answered by Ashutosh, and moving the rest to another question.)
This question assumes familiarity with combinatorial cardinal ...

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### Some examples of clean topological spaces

I asked this question at MSE but I did not received any answer, so I repeat it here at MO:
What is an example of a Hausdorff topological space $X$, not a singleton, such that the ring $C(X)$...

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### Is every Polish ring topology on $\mathbb{C}$ defined by an absolute value?

There is a unique up to isomorphism algebraically closed field of characteristic 0 and cardinality of the continuum. Let's call it $K$.
We usually call it $\mathbb{C}$, but by this we impose a ...

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### Connectedness in the language of path-connectedness

Is there a topological space $(C,\tau_C)$ and two points $c_0\neq c_1\in C$ such that the following holds?
A space $(X,\tau)$ is connected if and only if for all $x,y\in X$ there is a ...

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### Right split for homomorphism onto $S_\infty$

Let $G$ be a closed subgroup of $S_\infty$ and let $f:G\rightarrow S_\infty$ be a continuous surjective homomorphism. Under which conditions $f$ has a right split, i.e. there exists some $g:S_\infty\...