# Tagged Questions

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### 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 ...

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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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### 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 ...

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### Tubular neighbourhood which is nowhere piecewise linear

I recently asked this question.
I think, if the following were true, then I would solve my problem.
Let $E\subset\{(x_1,\dots,x_n)\in\mathbb R^n\;|\;x_i\geq 0\, \&\, \sum_ix_i=1\}$ be a convex ...

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### Relationship between weak Lp and strong Lq topologies for q<p

Specificaly:
Does convergence in $L^{\frac{1}{2}}$ imply weak $L^2$ convergence?
Having a limit in $L^{\frac{1}{2}}$ topology and a limit in weak $L^2$ topology whether these are always equal? If ...

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### Is the notion of fixed point property for topological spaces an absolute notion?

Recall that a topological space $X$ has the fixed point property (FPP) if any continuous function $f: X\to X$ has a fixed point.
Is the notion of FPP for topological spaces an absolute notion? More ...

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### Is the multiplicity of a Sobolev mapping alwasys locally essentially bounded？

I have the following question:
Let $f:\Omega\to \mathbb{R}^n$ be a (sense-preserving) continuous Sobolev mapping in $W^{1,n}$, where $\Omega$ is a domain in $\mathbb{R}^n$. By Sard's theorem for ...

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### Is the countably infinite product of locally convex topological vector spaces locally convex?

Let $(X,\tau)$ be a locally convex topological vector space and denote the product space
$$X^{\infty}=X\times X\times X\cdots:=\big\{x=(x_i)_{i\geq 1}:~ x_i\in X\big\}$$
If we endow $X^{\infty}$ ...

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### Is it always possible to “encircle” exactly $n$ points in an infinite subset of $\mathbb{R}^d$ without limit points?

Let $d$ be a positive integer, and let $\mathbb{R}^d$ be endowed with the
Euclidean metric. Given an infinite set $S \subset \mathbb{R}^d$ without limit points
and a positive integer $n$, is there ...

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### Generalization of Darboux's Theorem

Darboux's Theorem. If $f:[a,b]\to\mathbb R$ is differentiable and $f'(a)<\xi<f'(b)$, then there exists a $c\in (a,b)$, such that $\,f'(c)=\xi$.
Does any of the following generalizations
Let ...

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### Hausdorff metric on C[0,1]

Let us consider $C[0,1]$, the space of continuous functions $f\colon [0,1] \to \mathbb{R}$. It comes usually with the metric of the maximum, or of the supremum, $d_{L^{\infty}}$. Each element $f$ in ...

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### Analytic extension from a closed analytic subset

I have the following question: Let $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^{n}$ be an open set and consider $X \subset \Omega$ an analytic subset. By this I mean that there exists analytic functions ...

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### Intersection of compact sets in the unit interval

Let $\mathscr K$ be an uncountable set such that every $K\in\mathscr K$ is a compact subset of $[0,1]$ with positive Lebesgue measure. Does it then follow that there exists an uncountable $\mathscr ...

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### Partition $\Bbb{R}$ into a family of sets each one homeomorphic to the Cantor set

It is known that there is no (nontrivial) partition of $\Bbb{R}$ into a countable number of closed set. But is there a partition of $\Bbb{R}$ into sets, each one homeomorphic to the cantor ternary ...

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### Continuous functions as uniformly continuous function

Three question concerninng metrics on the real line:
Is there a metric $d$ on $\Bbb{R}$ such that a function $f : (\Bbb{R},d) \longrightarrow (\Bbb{R},d)$ ( or $f : \Bbb{R} \longrightarrow ...

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### non-trivial convergent sequence [duplicate]

I have reached a deadlock to find a example to show that a compact Hausdorff space does not need to have a no non-trivial convergent sequence.(except $\beta\omega$)
can you give me a example of ...

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### Special finite subcover of a compact

Let $(a,b)\in \mathbb R^n$. We consider the following open cover of the compact line segment $[a,b]$: $$[a,b]\subset\underset{x\in [a,b]}{\bigcup}B(x,\rho_x),$$
where for $x\in K,B(x,\rho_x)$ is a ...

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### Extending coverings over dense subsets

Let $X$ be a metric space with $D⊆X$ a dense subset.
If there is a covering for $D$, under which conditions on the covering is it possible to guarantee that the covering also covers $X$?
For a ...

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### The pth power of a distance function is twice continuously differentiable, for $p>2$?

Suppose $\mathcal{O}$ is an open convex connected strict subset in $\mathbb{R}^n$ and define $\beta(x)=dist(x, \mathcal{O})$, for each $x\in\mathbb{R}^n$.
Is $\beta^p$, $p>2$ a twice continuously ...

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### Classic applications of Baire category theorem

I've seen Baire category theorem used to prove existence of objects with certain properties. But it seems there is another class of interesting applications of Baire category theorem that I have yet ...

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### Baire sets of $X$ possess the required Cartesian product property

Let $X=X_{1}\times X_{2}$ is locally compact space, and define $$E=\{E_{1}\times E_{2}\mid E_{i}\text{ is a Borel set in }X_{i}\;,\text{ for}\; i=1,2\}$$ Now why the Baire sets of $X$ are in the ...

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### Length of intersection of intervals

Can anyone prove this statement? It seems true, but I'm finding it tricky to give a concise proof.
Fix $\alpha\in[0,1]$. Let $\mu$ be Lebesgue measure. Define $B(c,r)\equiv[c-r,c+r]$, where $[\cdot, ...

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### Arbitrary small positive lower semi continuous functions

This question is a generalization of the question posed in this page to lower semi continuous functions. so let me describe the Question in the following way.
Def: Let $(X,\tau)$ be a Tychonoff ...

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### The set of Upper semi-continuous functions as a ring.

I should recall that the surgenfery topology on the real numbers is denoted by $\mathbb{R}_l$, and has the set
{$[a , b): a,b \in \mathbb{R} $} as it's base.
If $X$ is a topological space, an upper ...

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### Homeomorphism of the rationals

In working with the classification of stable vector bundles on $\mathbb{P}^2$, I've found that I need to answer a fairly basic question from analysis/point set topology. Here it is.
Suppose ...

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### Technique: Compactness => (Finite -> Reals)

Context
I'm studying a classical results of Erdos and Lovasz, on colorings of the real line.
The theorem to be proved is as follows:
Let $m, k$ be two positive integers satisfying:
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### functional subrings

I should recall the notion of maximal subring of a commutative unitary ring $R$.
Def: A commutative ring $S$ is called a maximal subring of $R$ if $S \subset R$ and if $T \subset R$ constitute a ...

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### Maximal ideals of the rings of Baire- One Functions

A real function $f:X\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ Is called Baire-one function, if there is a sequence $(f_n)_{n=1} ^\infty$ of continuous functions $f_n:X\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ on $X$ so that for all ...

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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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### Some Questions about zero-dimensional subsets of the unit interval related to cantor set

Let $\mathbb{P}$ denote the set of all irrational numbers in the open segment$(0 , 1)$. let $K$ be the intersection of $\mathbb{P}$ and the standard cantor set and $H=\mathbb{P}-K$. as you know these ...

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### Stable subsets with respect to pointwise convergence.

Consider the linear spacet $\mathcal{F}(\mathbb{R}^n)$ of all real functions defined in $\mathbb{R}^n$. It is well known that the subspace $\mathcal{C}(\mathbb{R}^n)$ of all real valued continuous ...

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### Approximating compact sets with finite sets

Let $(X,d)$ be a metric space. Let $F(X)$ denote the collection of finite subsets of $X$ and let $K(X)$ be the collection of all non-empty compact subsets of $X$. I want to show that $K(X)$ is equal ...

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### On the uncountability of zero sets

If $f$ is any real-valued function, we define its zero set $Z_f = \{ x : f(x) = 0 \}$. Obviously, the zero set of a nice function can be uncountable. e.g., if $f(x) = 0$ on an uncountable domain.
I ...

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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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### Special functions on the unit disk

Let $\mathbb{D} = \{ (x,y) \in \mathbb{R}^2 \mid x^2 + y^2 < 1 \}$ be the unit disk.
We say a function $f : \mathbb{D} \rightarrow \mathbb{D}$ is a winner if it satisfies the following:
1) it is a ...

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### Every real function has a dense set on which its restriction is continuous

The title says it all: if $f\colon \mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ is any real function, there exists a dense subset $D$ of $\mathbb{R}$ such that $f|_D$ is continuous.
Or so I'm told, but this leaves me ...

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### Does Arzelà-Ascoli require choice?

Inspired by a recent Math.SE question entitled Where do we need the axiom of choice in Riemannian geometry?, I was thinking of the Arzelà--Ascoli theorem. Let's state a very simple version:
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### Proofs of Baire category theorem

I would like to have a list of proofs of the fact that the real line is not meager (also very useful would be a reference to such a list, if it already exists somewhere).
My motivation is the ...

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### Can there be two continuous real-valued functions such that at least one has rational values for all x?

Of course, no continuous real valued non-constant function can attain only rational or irrational values, but can there be a pair of nowhere-constant continuous functions f and g such that for all x, ...

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### A Jordan Arc in the unit disk

Let D be the open unit disk, and J a Jordan arc (that is a homeomorph of [0, 1]) that lies in D, except J(0) lies on the boundary of D, say J(0)=1. I would like to see that D\J([0, 1]) is a path ...

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### What is the pure intuition for topological continuity and topology? [closed]

I have read the introductory sections of many books on Real Analysis and Topology, yet nowhere have I found an unbiased motivation for the notions of either topology or (topological) continuity.
The ...

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### continuous selection of a multivalued function?

The title is probably a bit too broad. I frequently encountered the following situation: suppose I need to select a solution to a linear equation from a compact set. Can I make this selection ...

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### Continuous function from $[0,1]$ to $[0,1]$

Does there exist a continuous function $f:[0,1]\rightarrow [0,1]$ such that $f$ takes every value in $[0,1]$ an infinite number of times?

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### Which is the correct ring of functions for a topological space?

There is a fact that I should have learned a long time ago, but never did; I was reminded that I did not know the answer by Qiaochu's excellent series of posts, the most recent of which is this one.
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