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### Finitely cocomplete categories of compact Hausdorff spaces

Edit: Zhen Lin incisively observes in a comment below that the category of compact Hausdorff spaces is monadic over the category of sets, hence is cocomplete. That answers the first part of question 1 ...

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### Existence of a Sub-Category of the Category of Topological Spaces

My question start with the following observations:
If you have a finite number of topological spaces $X_1, \dots , X_n$ you can define a space that is the disjoint union of its $\sqcup_{i=1}^n ...

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### Why are quasitopological spaces needed in sheaf theoretic approaches to the h-principle?

Recently I have been learning more about the h-principle and in particular the methods of "continuous sheaves". In many treatments of this I see people using "quasi-topological spaces" and I am trying ...

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### Reference needed: Does pseudo laminated compact subsets of the plane separate the plane?

Hi,
doing my research I found the following problem and I´ll be glad if someone could give a reference.
We say that a compact connected subset $K$ of the plane is psuedo laminated if the following ...

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### Is $C^{\infty}[0,1]$ or $S$ separable?

I want to know if $C^{\infty}[0,1]$ or $S$ (Schwartz function space) is separable. Can somebody offer me some results or references?
Thank you!

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### Topological characterization of the closed interval $[0,1]$

This question is related to question 92206 "What properties make $[0, 1]$ a good candidate for defining fundamental groups?" but is not exactly equivalent in my opinion. It is even suggested in one ...

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### What are Normal Sets (Fréchet)?

In 1913, LEJ Brouwer started a new approach to give a topologist's definition of the notion dimension ("Über den natürlichen Dimensionsbegriff", Journal für die reine und angewandte Mathematik, 142, ...

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### Compactness of the Hilbert cube without the Axiom of Choice

I am just curious: is there a published proof of the compactness of the Hilbert cube that does not use the Axiom of Choice, or is it well known?

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### Example of a topological space

In my recent research, I defined a topological space $X$ to be an $EZ$-space if for every open subset $A$ of $X$, there exists a collection $\{A_{\alpha}: \alpha\in S\}$ of clopen subsets of $X$ such ...

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### Question regarding closure of sets defined by the vanishing of holomorphic functions

Consider the following subsets of $\mathbb{C}^n$ given by
$$ X := \{x \in \mathbb{C}^n: f(x) =0, ~~g(x) \neq 0 \} $$
$$ Y := \{ x \in \mathbb{C}^n: f(x) =0, ~~g(x) =0, ~~h(x) \neq 0 \} $$
where $f, ...

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### Relative extremely disconnected space

A topological space $X$ is called relative extremely disconnected if it has a base $B$ (for open subsets) such that disjoint elements in $B$ have disjoint closure.
Does it exist an infinite ...

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### Zero-dimensional space

Let $X$ be a topological space with the following property: for any open subset $A$ of $X$ there is a collection of clopen subsets $\{A_{\alpha} : \alpha\in S\}$ such that ...

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### Extremely disconnected space

A topological space $X$ is called relative extremely disconnected if it has a base $B$(for open subsets) such that disjoint elements in B have disjoint closure, i.e, if $C, D$ in $B$ and $C\cap ...

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### Does there exist a countable partition of [0,1] by disjoint closed subsets? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate:
Why are the integers with the cofinite topology not path-connected?
As in the title, is it possible to find closed, disjoint subsets $C_n$ of $[0,1]$ such that $[0,1] = ...

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### Ultralimit versus partial limit

Let $\omega$ be a nonprincipal ultrafilter on $\mathbb N$.
A standard construction gives an $\omega$-limit, say $x_\omega$, for any bounded sequence $(x_n)$ of real numbers.
Namely, there is unique ...

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### Fundamental groups and homology groups of closed subsets of the plane

Let $X$ be a closed subset of $\mathbb{R}^2$. What restrictions are there on $\pi_1(X)$ and on the homology groups of $X$ (both singular and Cech)? This is elementary if $X$ has reasonable local ...

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### Constructible sets in Hausdorff spaces

In an attempt to write a proof by contradiction, I end up with a space $X$ with the following properties:
(0) $X$ is nonempty,
(1) $X$ is Hausdorff,
(2) $X$ has no isolated points,
(3) every subspace ...

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### Cantor Sets Inside Cantor Sets

(Or: "I heard you liked Cantor Sets...")
I'm working on a student project, and the following construction came up very naturally: If $C$ is the usual Cantor Set, build a countable union of copies of ...

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### Topological spaces determined by generalized metric spaces

At http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Real_Analysis/Metric_Spaces you can find the standard definition of a metric space: a set $X$ given with a function $d:X\times X\to\mathbb{R}$ that satisfies properties ...

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### constructing a curve dividing two sets of points

Lets assume I have two sets of points, each characterized as being "A" or "B", respectively, that are in a Euclidean plane. Theoretically these two sets are samplings from a space that has ...

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### Existence of an arbitrary Small positive continuous real Valued Function

Let $(X,\tau)$ be a Tychonoff Topological space.
For each $x\in X$ consider an arbitrary positive real number $\epsilon_x>0$. Is There a continuous real valued function $f:X\rightarrow ...

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### On One point Lindeloffication of topological spaces

As you Know when we define a topological space to be the one point compactification of the topological space $X$, we look for a compact space $Y$ such that $X\subset Y$ and $X$ is dense in $Y$ and ...

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### On Pseudo-finite topological spaces

We recall that a topological space $(X,\tau)$ is Pseudo-finite, if each compact subset of $X$ is finite.
One of the classical example of Pseudo-finite topological spaces can be considered as an ...

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### Compact subsets and Hausdorffness of Topology

We Know that all closed subsets of a compact topological space $(X,\tau)$ are compact. But if we add The Hausdorff condition on the topology $\tau$ we could see the equivalence of these subsets.(i.e. ...

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### Lindelöf subsets of $P$-spaces

A completely regular topological space $(X,\tau)$ is called a $P$-space, if every $G_\delta$-subset of $X$ is open .$\($i.e $\tau$ is closed under countable intersection$\)$. Here we recall some ...

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### Existence of a non-submetrizable topological space $(X, \tau)$

We recall that a topological space $(X,\tau)$ is submetrizable, if there is a coarser metrizable topology $\tau'$ that $\tau\supseteq\tau'$.
one of the properties of these topological spaces is ...

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### Counterexample about Jones lemma with special weak condition.

Jones Lemma is One scale about recognizing that a topological space is not normal.
This lemma tells us, if The topological space $X$ has a dense subset $D$ and a closed discrete subset $S$, with the ...

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### Existence of a compactification of $\mathbb{R}$ with $\aleph_0$ remainder

We now that the space $\mathbb{R}$ has compactifications with one point reminder, and two point reminder. but there is no compactification of $\mathbb{R}$ with three point reminder and the same holds ...

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### Partitions of an interval

This question asks about properties of functions which are "piecewise" polynomials. I would like to ask a specific question about the meaning of "piecewise" there.
Specifically, consider "partitions" ...

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### is f a polynomial provided that it is “partially” smooth?

Let $f$ be a $C^\infty$ function on $(c,d)$ ,and
let $O=\cup_{n\in \mathbb{Z}^+} (a_n,b_n)$ where $(a_n,b_n)$ are disjoint open interval in $(c,d)$ and $O$ is dense in $(c,d)$.
Suppose for each $n\in ...

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### Filling $\mathbb{R}^3$ with skew lines

I would like to know if it is possible to fill $\mathbb{R}^3$ with lines with the
following two properties:
(1) Every point $x \in \mathbb{R}^3$ is contained in precisely one line.
(2) Every ...

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### Fuzzy topology : references [closed]

Hey. I'm looking for references in fuzzy topology. Does anyone know a good book ?

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### Continuous images of Cantor cubes

The original title of this question was "Is there only one (up to homeomorphism) zero-dimensional homogeneous dyadic space of weight $\mathfrak{c}$?". I changed it with the hope of getting a bit more ...

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### Products with compactly generated spaces

It is well known that if $X$ and $Y$ are topological spaces with $X$ locally compact Hausdorff and $Y$ compactly generated, then $X \times Y$ (with the ordinary product topology) is compactly ...

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### Coloring $\mathbb{Z}^k$ and a fixed point theorem

This is potentially another approach to this question. I put it as an update there, but perhaps it would be better to post it separately. If we color $\mathbb{Z}^k$ with the $\ell_\infty$ metric in ...

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### Local cartesian closedness in the category of compactly generated spaces

According the the nLab, the category of compactly generated (CG) spaces is not locally cartesian closed.
So if $A$ is a CG space and $C$ a CG space above $A$, $C$ may not be exponentiable.
What if we ...

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### Patching together homeomorphisms: how badly can it fail?

Suppose we have a set $X$ with $X=U \cup V$. If we pick a permutation $f$ of $U$ and a permutation $g$ of $V$ which agree on the intersection $U \cap V$, we can coalesce them into one big endo-map $F$ ...

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### convexity of images of space-filling curves

Suppose $f:[0,1]\to[0,1]^2$ is continuous and for each $t\in[0,1]$, the area of $\lbrace f(s) : 0\le s\le t \rbrace$ is $t$. For what sets of values of $t\in[0,1]$ can $\lbrace f(s) : 0\le s\le t ...

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### Is a section of a proper map proper?

Suppose $f\colon X \rightarrow Y$ is a continuous map of topological spaces and $s\colon Y \rightarrow X$ is a continuous section to $f$, i.e., $f\circ s = 1$. If $f$ is proper does this mean that $s$ ...

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### Follow up question on the measure of the difference between a partial selector and a selector…

This is a different question from my previous question Difference between a partial selector and a selector, however I am going to repeat the preamble...
In Kharazishvili's "Nonmeasurable Sets and ...

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### Difference between a partial selector and a selector…

In Kharazishvili's "Nonmeasurable Sets and Functions" there is the following theorem:
There exists a subset $X$ of $\mathbb{R}$ which is a Vitali set and a Bernstein set.
The proof is as ...

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### Cardinality of the set of countable dense subgroups of the reals up to isomorphism.

Joel David Hamkins in an answer to my question Countable Dense Sub-Groups of the Reals points out that "one can find an uncountable chain of countable dense additive subgroups of $\mathbb{R}$ whose ...

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### Lifting local compactness to a covering space

(I decided to repost this from MathSE, since the question seems to not be as easy as I had thought)
NB: In this question, local compactness is used in its weak form, i.e. in a locally compact space, ...

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### Paracompact Hausdorff but not compactly generated?

I'm sorry to be asking a (possibly) elementary question, but I've run into a problem in point-set topology; I've just read that there exists paracompact Hausdoff spaces which are not compactly ...

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### $\Delta_{2}^{1}$-hard set?

Hello everybody!
I'm interested in $\Delta_{2}^{1}$ subsets of Polish spaces, i.e. those sets that are both $\Pi_{2}^{1}$ and $\Sigma_{2}^{1}$ in the boldface hierarchy of Polish spaces.
There is a ...

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### Random question: Is there a set-theoretic description of projective space? [closed]

I met projective space via a recent class on perspective drawing, believe it or not, but I didn't know that this was the "space" we were using. I came across a more detailed description trawling the ...

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### Locally compact Hausdorff space that is not normal

What is a good example of a locally compact Hausdorff space that is not normal? It seems to be well-known that not all locally compact Hausdorff spaces are normal (and only a weaker version of ...

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### Does Riemann map depend continuously on the domain?

I've always taken this for granted until recently:
In the simplest case, given Jordan curve $C \subseteq \mathbb{C}$ containing a neighborhood of $\bar{0}$ in its interior. Given parametrizations ...

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### Subfields of $\mathbb{C}$ isomorphic to $\mathbb{R}$ that have Baire property

While sitting through my complex analysis class, beginning with a very low level introduction, the teacher mentioned the obvious subfield of $\mathbb{C}$ isomorphic to $\mathbb{R}$, and I then ...

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### Why the “W” in CGWH (compactly generated weakly Hausdorff spaces)?

In his 1967 paper A convenient category of topological spaces,
Norman Steenrod introduced the category CGH of compactly generated Hausdorff spaces
as a good replacement of the catgory Top topological ...