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Largeness, generic, random points

As presented in Oxtoby's book ( http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-1-4615-9964-7 ), there are two notions of largeness for subspace $Y$ of a given space $X$: Topology: $X$ is a topological ...
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Weak topology on a pre-Hilbert Space

Since there was essentially no answers on my previous question, I will ask a partial case of it, which is very easy to state. Let $\left(X,\left<\cdot,\cdot\right>\right)$ be an inner product ...
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Weaker form of irreducible surjections

An irreducible surjection is usually defined as a continuous closed surjective map $f:X\rightarrow Y$ such that if for some closed set $C\subset X$ one has $f(C)=Y$ then $C=X$. In my dissertation I ...
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Question about of comeager set

If $G\subseteq2^{\mathbb{N}}$ is comeager then exist is a partition $\mathbb{N}=A_0\cup A_1$, $A_0\cap A_1=\emptyset$, and sets $B_i \subseteq A_i$ for $i \in \{0,1\}$, such that for $A \subseteq ...
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Can you write $\mathbb R^2$ as a disjoint union of two totally disconnected sets?

Can you write $\mathbb R^2$ as a disjoint union of two totally disconnected sets?
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Are countable unions of metrizable spaces metrizable too?

Suppose that $X=\bigcup_{n=1}^\infty K_n$ is a topological space, $K_n$ is a metrizable subspace in $X$ for every $n \in \omega$, then $X$ is a metrizable space? In metrizable spaces, compactness is ...
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Sum-epimorphisms and prod-monomorphisms

        Sum-epimorphisms A longer time ago I have introduced the bi-onto maps for the topological category. Let me formulate here its general categorical definition: ...
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Topological spaces $(X,\tau)$ where $|\text{Cont}(X,X)| = |X|$

Let $(X,\tau)$ be a topological space. Let $\text{Cont}(X,X)$ denote the set of continuous functions $f:X\to X$. What can be said about spaces $(X,\tau)$ where $|\text{Cont}(X,X)| = |X|$? For ...
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Totally non fixed point property

Edit: According to the comment of Pietro Majer, I revise the question Is there a non singleton compact connected Hausdorff topological space $X$ for which the following property hold?: "Constant ...
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A question about open subsets of Hilbert space whose complements are compact sets

Let $H$ be an infinite-dimensional separable Hilbert space. Let $C$ be the intersection of a denumerably infinite sequence of sets, each of which is the complement of a compact subset of $H$. In other ...
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Translates of meager sets

Does there exist a meager set of reals M such that every meager set can be covered by countably many translates of M? This is the category analogue of the following.
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Term for number of crossings of smooth curves

Two smooth oriented finite curves $g_1, g_2$ on e.g. the 2-dimensional torus can intersect each other transversally in two ways: either the pair $(Tg_1(x),Tg_2(x))$ of tangent vectors in the ...
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When is $X \rightarrow \text{Spec}(C(X))$ a homeomorphism?

Let $X$ be compact Hausdorff topological space. Consider the ring $C(X)$ of continuous functions $X \rightarrow \mathbb C$ (we do not consider the C* algebra structure, just consider $C(X)$ as a ring) ...
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Pro-constructible subset of scheme intersects very dense subsets?

Let $X$ be a scheme, let $D$ be a very dense subset of $X$ and let $Y$ be a pro-constructible subset of $X$. Is it true that $Y \cap D \neq \emptyset$? If $Y$ is just constructible, this is true. ...
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Who coined “mob” and “clan” and why these words?

A mob is a word used for a topological semigroup which is a Hausdorff space. A clan is a compact connected mob with a two-sided identity element. Who used these words with these meanings first and ...
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Defining a topology in the Power Set

I have the following question: Given a topological space $T$ is possible in general to give a topology to $2^T$ (the power set of $T$) such that this topology in $2^T$ is related to $T$. If the ...
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complement of a totally disconnected closed set in the plane

While preparing a course in complex analysis, I stumbled over a remark in Dudziak's book on removable sets, namely that any totally disconnected $K \subset\subset {\mathbb C}$ must have a connected ...
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Totally non hereditary $C^{*}$-subalgebras

Assume that $B$ is a $C^{*}$ subalgebra of $A$. We say $B$ is totally non hereditary subalgebra of $A$ if not only $B$ is not a hereditary subalgebra but also it is not isomorphic to any ...
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Totally disconnected subspaces

This question is motivated by this one, where no simple solution within ZFC seems to exist. Let me ask a weaker question then. Suppose that $K$ is a compact, Hausdorff, non-metrizable space. Does it ...
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If G is a sequential topological group, must G x G be sequential?

Using standard definitions, the topological space $Y$ is sequential if for each nonclosed $A \subset Y$, there exists a convergent sequence $a_{1}$ , $a_{2}$,...$\rightarrow b$ so that $a_{n} \in A$ ...
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Notions of convergence not corresponding to topologies

This question concerns the ramifications of the following interesting problem that appeared on Ed Nelson's final exam on Functional Analysis some years ago: Exam question: Is there a metric on the ...
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Equivalence relation defined by the existence of a homeomorphism

Let $(X,\tau)$ be a topological space. We assign to $(X,\tau)$ an equivalence relation $\simeq_{(X,\tau)}$ in the following way: $x\simeq_{(X,\tau)} y$ if and only if there is a homeomorphism ...
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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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A countable tight topological group where every countable subset is metrizable

I am looking for an example of a topological group with countable tightness with the property then it is not metrizable, but every countable subset is metrizable but I cannot construct an example. ...
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Are there only countably many compact topological manifolds?

Up to homeomorphism, there are 2 one-dimensional topological manifolds and countably many 2- and 3-dimensional compact manifolds, respectively, since each manifold in these dimensions can be ...
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Can an abelian group have a minimal group topology?

In the abstract of this paper, it is said that a minimal group topology on an abelian group is not Hausdorff. Suppose $G$ is an abelian group and $\mathcal T$ is a minimal group topology on $G$ and ...
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What is the quotient $\mathbb{T}^3/\mathbb{Z}_2$? [migrated]

What is the quotient space $\mathbb{T}^3/\mathbb{Z}_2$, When $\mathbb{Z}_2$ acting on 3-dimensional torus $\mathbb{T}^3 := \mathbb{R}^3/\mathbb{Z}^3$ by sending $x$ to $-x$? Does anyone know how to ...
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Recontruction of the weak topolgy from the scalar product on a subset of a Hilbert Space

Let $M$ be a set a let $K:M\times M\to\mathbb{C}$ be a positive definite kernel. By a version of Moore-Aronszajn Theorem, there is a unique (up to the unitary euivalence) Hilbert Space $X$, and a map ...
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Set nor its compliment contain an uncountable closed set [closed]

Does there exist a set $X$ subset of the real numbers such that no uncountable closed set is contained in $X$ or $X^c$?
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What do sparse sets in a norm topology look like in the weak* topology?

I'm wondering if a very "sparse" set in a normed vector space can look connected in the weak* topology. Specifically, Let V be a Banach space, V* its dual, and X a (uncountable) subset of the unit ...
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Computing Self-Intersections with Complex Analysis

It is possible to find the winding number of a path $C \subset \mathbb{C}$ using complex analysis: $$n = \oint_C\frac{dz}{z}.$$ You can also count the number of roots of $f(z) = 0$ inside a close ...
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Is the poset of all precompact group topologies on an abelian group $G$, order-isomorphic to $\operatorname{Sub}(\hat{G})$?

In this page, in abstract, it is claimed that the poset of all Hausdorff precompact group topologies on an abelian group $G$, is order-isomorphic to the the subgroup lattice of $\hat{G}$, the ...
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Inserting an open and simply-connected set between a compact set and an open set

In a paper I am reading, the following is considered obvious: Let $K$ be a compact and connected subset of $\,\mathbb R^2$, with $\mathbb R^2\smallsetminus K$ also connected, and $U\subset \mathbb ...
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Universal covering space of CW complex has CW complex structure [migrated]

We know that covering spaces of many low dimensional CW complexes such as graph (CW structures with only 0-cells and 1-cells) and all compact surfaces has CW structure. [The second fact is due to ...
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Closed subsets of Souslin orders [migrated]

A total order without end-points is Souslin if it is complete, non-separable and ccc. Such orders may or may not exist but when they do, there can be a vast zoo of them. Can we get consistent ...
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$\text{Cont}(X,X)$ and $\neg\mathsf{GCH}$

For a topological space $(X,\tau)$ let $\text{Cont}(X,X)$ denote the set of continuous functions $f:X\to X$. Is it consistent that there a space $(X,\tau)$ such that $$|X| < |\text{Cont}(X,X)| < ...
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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 ...
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Local section of Lie Groupoids

Suppose we have the pair groupoid $G:\mathbb{R}^2\rightrightarrows \mathbb{R}$ which is a Lie groupoid with source $s$ and target $t$ maps given by the first and second projection, respectively. ...
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partial converse of existence of covering spaces [closed]

Suppose $X_1$ and $X_2$ are two spaces which has a common finite sheeted covering space $Z$ (may be distinct index)...from here can we conclude that there exists a space $W$ such that $X_1$ and $ X_2$ ...
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Non-separable Banach space

The vector space $C_b(\mathbb R)$ of bounded continuous functions on $\mathbb R$ is non-separable: it is possible to produce a direct proof of this fact, mimicking the standard proof for the ...
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Are $L^\infty(\Bbb R)$ and $L^2(\Bbb R)$ homeomorphic?

It's easy to see that, for $1\le p,q< \infty$ the spaces $L^p(\Bbb R)$ and $L^q(\Bbb R)$ of $p$-th and $q$-th power integrable functions on the real line are homeomorphic as topological spaces. In ...
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Counterexample for associativity of smash product

In Section 1.7 of Parametrized Homotopy Theory by May and Sigurdsson it is stated that the smash product of pointed topological spaces is not associative (which is just another hint that ...
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Is the strong Whitney topology connected?

$\def\bbR{\mathbb R}\def\ssp{\kern.4mm}$Put more precisely, let $C$ be the set of all continuous functions $f:\bbR\to\bbR$ when $\bbR$ has its standard order topology. Let $\mathscr T$ be the set of ...
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Is there a suitably generalized Baire property for topological spaces of arbitrary cardinalities?

Is there some suitable generalization to the notion of Baire property for topological spaces of arbitrary cardinalities which satisfies the following condition: The meager sets are sets which are ...
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Is the core of an atom in lattice of group topologies a coatom?

Let $(G,\mathcal T)$ be an abelian topological group such that for any nontrivial group topology $\mathcal S$ on $G$ with $\mathcal S\subseteq \mathcal T$ we have $\mathcal S = \mathcal T$. Let ...
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A Hausdorff atom in lattice of group topologies

Do you have an example of an infinite Hausdorff nonabelian topological group $(G,\mathcal T)$ such that for any nontrivial group topology $\mathcal S$ on $G$ with $\mathcal S\subseteq \mathcal T$ we ...
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Definition of submaximal (group) topology

By [3] (or [2]), a submaximal group topology on a group is the infimum of all maximal group topologies on it. By [4], a submaximal topological space is one with all dense subsets open. By [1], a ...
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Two questions on path connected spaces

Is it true to say that a compact hausdorff space $X$ is path connected if and only if for every continuous function $f:X\to \mathbb{C}$, we have $f(X)\subset \mathbb{C}$ is path connected? ...
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Quotient of metric spaces

Let $(X,d)$ be a compact metric space and $\sim$ an equivalence relation on $X$ such that the quotient space $X/\sim$ is Hausdorff. It is well known that in this case the quotient is metrizable. My ...
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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 ...