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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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### Strong measure zero sets and selection principles

A set of reals $X$ is strong measure zero if for any sequence of positive real numbers $ ( \epsilon_n ) _{n \in \omega }$ there is a sequence of open intervals $ ( a_n ) _{n \in \omega }$ which ...

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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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### An order type $\tau$ equal to its power $\tau^n, n>2$

(This is a re-post of my old unanswered question from Math.SE)
For purposes of this question, let's concern ourselves only with linear (but not necessarily well-founded) order types.
Recall that:
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### Is there a maximal (or maximal Tychonoff) non normal space?

Is there a maximal (or maximal Tychonoff) non normal space? In "A Problem of Set-Teoretic Topology" the existence of a maximal Tychonoff space is asserted. Also there exists a perfectly normal maximal ...

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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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### Is there a Tychonoff space $X$ of cardinality not of the form $2^\alpha$ such that $|C(X)| = |X|$

Let $X$ be the real line with the usual topology. Then clearly $|C(X)| = c = |X|$ and on the other hand $|X| = 2^{\aleph_0}$.
Now my question is as in the title: Is there a Tychonoff space $X$ of ...

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### What is the shape of mathematical universe?

Shape? At the usual mathematical literature when we can discuss about the shape of a "space" that we have a kind of "topography" on it. For example a topology, metric, geometry, etc.
Note that for ...

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### When is a filter generated by a (countable) chain?

In any partial order $(P,\leq)$ it is easy to see that every chain generates (i.e., by taking the upwards closure) a filter, and any filter built as a result of the Rasiowa-Sikorski lemma in forcing ...

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### Idempotent ultrafilters and the Rudin-Keisler ordering

Short version: what can we say about the place of idempotent ultrafilters in the Rudin-Keisler ordering?
Longer version:
If $U$, $V$ are (nonprincipal) ultrafilters on $\omega$, then we write ...

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### Question about product topology

Suppose $S\subset\mathbb{R}$ is dense without interior point, and for every open interval $I,J\subset\mathbb{R}$, $I\cap S$ is homeomorphic to $J\cap S$.
Is $S\times S$ homeomorphic to $S$?
By Luzin ...

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### How many subsets of $\mathbb{R}$ are order isomorphic to $\mathbb{Q}$?

How many subsets of $\mathbb{R}$ are order isomorphic to $\mathbb{Q}$?
How many subsets of the long line $\omega_1\times[0,1)$ are order isomorphic to $\mathbb{Q}$?
I can see that results in ...

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### Restrictions of null/meager ideal

Let I denote the null (resp. meager) ideal on reals. Is it consistent that for any pair of non null (resp. meager) sets A and B, there is a null (resp. meager) preserving bijection between A and B? In ...

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### Showing a filter with a certain property on the power set of $\mathbb{Z}$ is a one point filter

Let $\mathcal{P}_0(X)$ the Power set of $X$ without the empty set and let $\dot{x}:=\{A\subseteq X: x \in A\}$ the one point filter generated by $x$. Furtermore let $$ \mathcal{A} := \{ f \in ...

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### Well-founded families of sets and topological convergence

Background/Motivation
A space is scattered if every non-empty subset has an isolated point. A space is pseudoradial if every non-closed set contains a transfinite sequence (a well-ordered net) ...

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### Periodic point-free maps and free ultrafilters.

Let $X$ be a set and $u$ be a free ultrafilter on $X$. We can consider a topology on $X$ by declaring every element of $u \cup \{\emptyset \}$ to be open.
El'kin's original motivation for looking at ...

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### Is there a compact space with no countably generated dense subspace?

This is a reformulation of this MO question which recieved little or no attention due to the fact that the OP gave no motivation whatsoever. I found the question quite interesting and decided to give ...

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### Axiom of Choice and continuous functions

Do you know if the following statement is an equivalent form of the axiom of choice or not?
If $X$ is a compact metric space, then every continuous function $f: X \longrightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is ...

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### A question on hereditary Lindelof number

Let $X$ be space. A space $X$ is called right-separated if it can be well-ordered in such a way that every initial segment is open in $X$. See the related link (left-separated).
How could we show ...

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### Forcing over the poset of nonempty open subsets of a nice topological space

Is there anything sensible to be said concerning a notion of forcing given by the poset of nonempty open subsets of the sort of topological space that comes up in ($e.g.$ algebraic) topology? If so, ...

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### Descriptive set theory on $\mathbb{R}^\mathbb{N}$

The short version of my question is, What is a good source for learning about descriptive set theory on the space $\mathbb{R}^\mathbb{N}$, under the product topology coming from the discrete topology ...

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### Algebras with countable chains only

Is there an example of an uncountable Boolean algebra $B$ in which every chain is countable and such that $\ell_\infty$ embeds into the Banach space $C(\mbox{Stone }B)$? The latter requirement is not ...

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### Type I subspaces of the Stone Cech compactification of $\omega$

EDIT: I found a construction, see below. I decided not to delete the question in case someone is interested.
A space $X$ is of Type I if $X=\cup_{\alpha<\omega_1} X_\alpha$, where each $X_\alpha$ ...

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### special extremally disconnected spaces with only finite isolated points

We Know that a cardinal $\kappa$ is measurable if there is a set $X$ with cardinal $\kappa$ and a {0,1}-measure $\mu: P(X) \rightarrow ${$0,1$} so that for all $x \in X$, $\mu(x)=0$ and $\mu(X)=1$. ...

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### How much $\beta \mathbb{N}$ is homogenous?

Let $p,q\in \beta \mathbb{N}\setminus \mathbb{N}$. Must always the spaces $\beta \mathbb{N}\setminus \{p\}$ and $\beta \mathbb{N}\setminus \{q\}$ be homeomorphic? If no, can we for each point $p\in ...

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### Is every $\sigma$-algebra of sets *abstractly* the Borel algebra of a topology on perhps some other set?

Is every sigma-algebra the Borel algebra of a topology?
inspires the present question which asks for less.
Question: Given a $\sigma$-algebra ${\cal A}$ on a set $X$, does there exist a topology ...

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### Closure properties of familes of $G_\delta$ sets.

Given a family of sets $G\subset P(X)$, can one characterize by "closure properties" alone whether or not $G$ arises as the family of all $G_\delta$ for some topology on $X$? some Polish space ...

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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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### Characterization of Stone-Cech compactifications

Suppose I have an infinite discrete topological space $X$ of cardinality $\kappa$. Then I know some things about the Stone-Cech compactification, $\beta X$: it is Hausdorff and compact but not ...

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### In ZF, when is a disjoint union of metrizable spaces metrizable?

It is easy to see that the disjoint union $\bigsqcup_i X_i$ of a collection of
metric spaces is metrizable, simply by rescaling or chopping off
the individual metrics to have diameter at most one, and ...

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### On the compactness of a certain chain topology [closed]

Let $X$ be a non-empty set and $I$ a collection of some nested subsets of $X$ indexed by a linearly ordered set $(\Lambda,\le)$ such that $I$ always contains the void set $\emptyset$ and the whole set ...

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### Does Urysohn's Lemma imply Dependent Choice?

It's widely known$^{1}$ that in the proof of Urysohn's Lemma (UL) one uses the Principle of Dependent Choice (DC). Inspired by the equivalence between DC and Baire's Category Theorem$^{2}$, I'd like ...

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### Borel functions on $\omega_1$

Endow $\omega_1$ with order topology. It is easy to show that each continuous function $f\colon \omega_1\to \mathbb{R}$ is eventually constant. Is the same true for Borel functions?

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### Is every sigma-algebra the Borel algebra of a topology?

This question arises from the excellent question posed on math.SE
by Salvo Tringali, namely, Correspondence
between Borel algebras and topology.
Since the question was not answered there after some ...

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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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### Extending BAs to weakly countably distributive algebras.

Suppose $\mathscr{A}$ is a complete Boolean algebra (assume it is c.c.c. if you wish). Is there any, say, canonical embedding $\mathscr{A}\subseteq \mathscr{B}$ into a complete Boolean algebra which ...

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### Does X have any diagonal properties?

Assume that $2^{\omega_1}=2^\omega=\mathfrak{c}$. Let $D$={ 0,1 }, and let $Y=D^\mathfrak{c}$. For $y\in Y\;$ let $\operatorname{supp}(y)$={$\xi<\mathfrak{c}:y(\xi)=1$}, the support of $y$, and let ...

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### If a topological space X has $\aleph_1$-calibre, then it must be star countable?

If a topological space X has $\aleph_1$-calibre[definition], then it must be star countable?
What if the cardinality of the topological space X is additionally < = $2^{\aleph_0}$?

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### Is there a countable pseudocharacter Hausdorff spaceļ¼such that…?

Let X be a Hausdorff space and Difine the Property A as following: if $\mathscr{U}$ is a collection of open sets of X that witnesses Hausdorff property of X (= $\forall x,y \in X$, there exist two ...

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### the example of ccc but not separable

I am interested in the relation between the property of countable chain condition (ccc) and the property of separable. Could someone recommend some papers or books about this to me? thanks in advance.
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### A topological space for which having the ccc is independent of ZFC?

It is well known that a generalized Cantor space $2^A$ is separable if and only if $|A| \leq 2^{\aleph_0}$. This means that one cannot decide in $ZFC$ whether the space $2^{\omega_2}$ is separable or ...

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### A characterisation of well-ordering ?

It is easy to prove that if $E$ is well-ordered, and if $f$ is a strictly increasing map from $E$ to $E$, then, for all $x$ in $E$, $f(x) \ge x$ (just consider the sequence $x$, $f(x)$, ...

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### An ultrafilter is a set of subsets containing exactly one element of each finite partition: reference request

There are probably dozens of ways of defining "ultrafilter". The definition I've seen most often involves first defining "filter", then declaring an ultrafilter to be a maximal filter.
But there's ...

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### Follow up question on union of disjoint Vitali sets…

Since I haven't received a satisfactory answer to my initial question I'm going to ask a somewhat weaker one...
This time we say $X$ is a Vitali set in the closed interval $[0, 1]$ with respect to ...

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### A compactness property for Borel sets

Is the following generalised compactness property of Borel sets in a Polish space consistent with ZFC?
(*) Let $\mathcal{B}$ be a family of $\aleph_1$-many Borel sets. If $\bigcap \mathcal{B} = ...

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### Universally measurable sets and weak topology

After I posted this question, a couple of months ago, and got from MO-users several
good hints, I think i'm ready, after some study, to ask another related question (or rather, to focus on the main ...

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### Distinct, non-homeomorphic, profinite topologies on a given abstract group ?

Just a silly little question which arose in connection with infinite Galois groups and their Krull topology:- can a given abstract group be endowed with distinct, non-homeomorphic, profinite ...

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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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### Injections to binary sequences that preserve order

Suppose we have a countable set S with a total order. Can we give an injection from S to the set of finite binary sequences that end in all zeros that preserves the ordering? The order on binary ...