A topological group is a group $G$ together with a topology on the elements of $G$ such that the group operation and group inverse function are both continuous (with respect to the topology).

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Primitive ideal space and unitary dual of a [SIN] group - when are they Hausdorff?

Recall that a locally compact group $G$ is said to be an $[FC]^-$ group, if each conjugacy class in $G$ has a compact closure; an $[SIN]$ group, if each neighborhood of the identity includes a ...
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Weil's Haar measure construction from below

Weil's construction of a Haar measure on a locally compact group rests on approximating a function from above by sums of translates of another function. I would need to know something similar for an ...
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Embedding abelian cancellative Hausdorff topological semigroups into abelian Hausdorff topological groups

An abelian cancellative semigroup embeds (via a semigroup monomorphism) into an abelian group. What about an abelian cancellative Hausdorff topological semigroup that does not embed (via a ...
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Characteristically simple locally compact abelian groups

Say a topological group $G$ is topologically characteristically simple if there does not exist a closed subgroup $1 < K < G$ such that $K$ is invariant under all automorphisms of $G$ (here ...
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Is the Hofer topology second countable?

Let $(M,\omega)$ be a symplectic manifold and let $\operatorname{Ham}^c(M,\omega)$ denote the group of compactly supported Hamiltonian diffeomorphisms of $(M,\omega)$. Is the Hofer topology on ...
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LCH topologies on Groups that are not group topologies

Ellis's 1957 paper on Locally Compact Transformation groups proves the following: A locally compact hausdorff topology on a group $(G, \cdot)$ for which left and right multiplication are ...
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A question about Raikov complete topological groups

I asked this yesterday on Math Stackexchange, but didn't get any comments. So I thought I might ask here too. Let $G$ be a topological group and let $G^*$ be its Raikov completion, i.e its completion ...
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Set product of profinite subgroups of a compact group is profinite

Let G be a compact group, suppose $G=AB$ where $A$,$B$ are profinite subgroups of $G$. Is it true that G is profinite group?
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A possible mistake in Walter Rudin, “Fourier analysis on groups”

I have the following lemma 4.2.4 on page 80 in the book (we have locally compact abelian topological groups $G_1, G_2$ and their duals $\Gamma_1, \Gamma_2$): Suppose $E$ is a coset in $\Gamma_2$ ...
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Haar measure for large locally compact groups

In this answer, Gerald Edgar mentions that Haar measure is naturally defined on the $\sigma$-algebra of Baire sets (the smallest $\sigma$-algebra that contains all the compact $G_\delta$ sets) of a ...
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A non locally compact group of finite topological dimension?

Is there a topological group which is Hausdorff, first countable, locally connected and has finite topological dimension, yet fails to be locally compact?
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Centralizer of a dense subgroup in a maximal subgroup of a reductive group

I am looking for a reference to the following statement "Let $G$ be a reductive algebraic group and $K$ a maximal compact subgroup of $G$. If $H$ is a dense subgroup in $K$, then the centralizer of ...
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Every norm-decreasing algebra morphism $L_1(G)\to\mathcal{B}(E)$ comes from a group representation

In section 8 of this paper http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0611833v3 the author proves the following: If $E$ is a reflexive Banach space, $G$ a locally compact group and $\pi:L_1(G)\to\mathcal{B}(E)$ a ...
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Why are the convolvers in the bicommutant of the pseudo-measures? ($CV_p(G)\subseteq PM_p(G)''$)

Let $G$ be a locally compact group. For $1<p<\infty$ let $\lambda_p:G\to\mathcal{B}(L^p(G))$ (resp. $\rho_p:G\to\mathcal{B}(L^p(G))$) be the left (resp. right) regular representation. $CV_p(G)$ ...
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Discrete spectrum and almost periodicity

According to Vershik, an ergodic invertible measure-preserving transformation $T$ on a Lebesgue space $X$ has discrete spectrum if and only if for every bounded measurable function $f\colon X \to ...
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Can approximately periodic functions be perturbed to periodic functions on a locally compact group?

Let $G$ be a locally compact group and $H\subset G$ a closed and cocompact subgroup. I wish to consider bounded continuous functions from $G$ to $\mathbb{C}$ that are periodic in the following strong ...
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What is a good book on topological groups?

I am looking for a good book on Topological Groups. I have read Pontryagin myself, and I looked some other in the library but they all seem to go in length into some esoteric topics. I would love ...
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The fibration map $Diff(M) \rightarrow Emb(N,M)$

Let $M$ be a non-compact manifold, equipped with a (closed?) submanifold $N\subset M$. The action of $Diff(M)$ on the set of embeddings $N\hookrightarrow M$ induces a map $$ Diff(M) \rightarrow ...
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Is every compact topological ring a profinite ring?

There are a lot of compact (Hausdorff) groups, whereas every compact field is finite. What about rings? Is there a classification theorem for compact rings? If you take a cofiltered limit of finite ...
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Subgroups of finite non-zero Haar measure of abelian locally compact groups

Is it true that every subgroup of finite non-zero Haar measure of an abelian locally compact group should be open and compact? This is obviously true for the case of discrete abelian groups. Thanks.
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Discrete subgroup of centralizer of transvections in isometries acts properly discontinuously

My question will rely on a clarification of a proof, which I simply don't understand. Let us denote by $X$ a pseudo-riemannian symmetric space and define $$ Z_{\mathrm{Iso}\left(X\right)}G(X) = \{\, ...
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Kind of multiplicative total boundedness in Hausdorff compact rings

Let $(R,\cal T)$ be a unital Hausdorff compact topological ring and let $A$ be an open subset of $R$ containing $1$. Is there a finite set $B$ with $AB=R$?
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Two different Thom diagonals in recent literature?

Taking the point of view that a Thom spectrum functor should be a map $Top_{/BGL_1(R)}\to LMod_R$, for $R$ some $\mathbb{E}_n$-ring spectrum, there seem to be two morphisms (in $Top_{/BGL_1(R)}$) that ...
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Not normal connected component of a right topological group

Let $\cal T$ be a locally compact topology on a group $G$ and $(x,y)\mapsto xy^{-1}$ be continuous at $(1,1)$ and for every $a\in G$, $x\mapsto xa$ be continuous everywhere with respect to $\cal T$. ...
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Haar measure on a quotient, References for.

I remember reading Weil's "Basic Number Theory" and giving up after a while. Now I find myself thinking of it(thanks to some comments by Ben Linowitz). Right from the very beginning, Weil uses the ...
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When can a locally compact group be approximated by discrete subgroups?

This question is about partitioning a (locally) compact group into cells by using discrete subgroups. Let $G$ be a locally compact group. (I am really most interested in the case where $G$ is a ...
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Abelian extremely amenable group?

Is there a nontrivial commutative Hausdorff topological group that is extremely amenable? Recall that a topological group is called extremely amenable if any continuous action on a compact ...
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Is $k(\!(x,y)\!)$ a topological field?

More generally, let $(R,m)$ be a Noetherian local domain with fraction field $K$. The $m$-adic topology turns $R$ into a topological ring. When $R$ is a discrete valuation ring, this topology extends ...
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Almost invariance in compact quotients of locally compact groups

While trying to get an analogue of Weiss's monotiling result for amenable residually finite groups in the topological setting, I face the following problem. Let $G$ be a locally compact amenable ...
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A meager subgroup of the real line, which cannot be covered by countably many closed subsets of measure zero?

Is there a ZFC-example of a subgroup $H$ of the real line $\mathbb R$ such $H$ is meager, has zero Lebesgue measure, but cannot be covered by countably many closed subsets of measure zero in $\mathbb ...
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Distal actions on coset spaces

Let $H$ be a group acting by homeomorphisms on a Hausdorff space $X$. Say the action is distal if for all $(x,y) \in X \times X$, if the set $\{(hx,hy) \mid h \in H\}$ accumulates at a diagonal point ...
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A generalization of residual finiteness to topological groups

Consider the following generalization of residual finiteness to topological groups. A locally compact Hausdorff group $G$ is called residually compact if for every compact $K \subseteq G$ there is a ...
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Can we Characterise Rings of Continuous Functions?

Suppose $K$ is some nice space, for example $\mathbb R$ or $\mathbb C$. Let $X$ be a set and $C$ a ring of functions $X \to K$. Is there any way to determine, from the algebraic structure of $C$, ...
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Left introversion operators associated to function spaces on semigroups

I am stuck on the following question for quite sometime now. Please help, any comment is welcome. Let $S$ be a topological semigroup and $\mathcal{F}$ be a translation invariant, conjugate closed ...
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Topological structure of SO(n) as a product

I’m interested in the question for which $n$ the special orthogonal group is homeomorphic to the product $$ \mathrm{SO}(n) \approx S^{n-1} \times \mathrm{SO}(n-1). $$ Allen Hatcher [1, p. 293 f.] ...
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The evaluation fibration of a transitive, effective topological group action

Does anybody know a reference to the following fact? If $G$ is a topological group acting transitively and effectively on a space $X$, then the evaluation map $G \rightarrow X$, $g \mapsto g \cdot ...
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The cofinality of $(\mathbb{N}^\kappa,\le)$ for uncountable $\kappa$?

For a partially ordered set $P$, a set $A\subseteq P$ is cofinal if for each element of $P$ there is a larger element in $A$. The cofinality of $P$, ${\rm cof}(P)$, is the minimal cardinality of a ...
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Can closed compacts in a topological group behave “paradoxically” with respect to unions, intersections, and one-sided translations?

Consider two closed compacts $A$ and $B$ in a topological group $\Gamma$. Let $A'$ be a left translation of $A$ and $B'$ a left translation of $B$: $A' = aA$, $B' = bB$. Suppose it is known that ...
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A group allowing exactly 7 group topologies

Is there a group $G$ allowing exactly 7 group topologies on $G$: $\mathcal T_{\text{trivial}}, \mathcal T_{\text{discrete}}, \mathcal T_1, \mathcal T_2,\mathcal T_3,\mathcal T_4, \mathcal T_5$ with ...
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Topologically finitely generated residually finite group

Suppose that $G$ is a topologically finitely generated profinite group, and let $H$ be a subgroup of countably infinite index. Is $H$ necessarily topologically finitely generated with the subspace ...
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Abelian subgroups of the automorphism group of a totally disconnected LCA group

I am interested in the following question. Suppose that $A$ and $B$ are LCA groups and $B$ acts continuously on $A$ by topological automorphisms. If $f$ is a Schwartz function on $A$, then we want to ...
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What's the topology on the mapping space $Map_H(G, Y)$ when $G$ is not finite

When $G$ is a finite group and $H$ a closed subgroup of it, the sets of right cosets $H\backslash G$ has the discrete topology on it. Let $Y$ be a $H-$space. We have the $G-$homeomorphism ...
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Can each non-open analytic subgroup of a Polish abelian group be covered by countably many closed Haar null subsets?

By a result of Laczkovich ('Analytic subgroups of the reals' Proc AMS Vol 126 (1998)), any non-open analytic subgroup of a Polish locally compact group can be covered by countably many closed Haar ...
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Fourier transforms via Kurzweil-Henstock integral on locally compact commutative groups

Is it possible to define Fourier transforms on locally compact commutative groups using the Kurzweil-Henstock integral instead of the Lebesgue integral?
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Just-not-nilpotent-by-compact quotient of a locally compact group

It is known (and not complicated to prove) that for a finitely generated not virtually nilpotent group $G$, we can pass to a quotient $G/N$ of $G$, such that the quotient is just not virtually ...
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Examples of a topological semidirect product

Let $G$ be a compact topological group, and $\operatorname{Aut}(G)$ the group of autohomeomorphisms of $G$. I have proved some (topological) results about the holomorph $G\leftthreetimes ...
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Is $1+T$ a topological generator for $Z_{p}[[T]]$? [closed]

Consider the ring of formal power series $\mathbb{Z}_p[[T]]$ (where $\mathbb{Z}_p$ denotes the ring of $p$-adic integers) with the topology in which a neighborhood basis for $0$ is given by the ideals ...
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Which topological spaces are coset spaces of locally compact groups?

What is a topological characterization of the class of spaces that have the form $G/H$ for a locally compact, Hausdorff group $G$ and a closed subgroup $H$ ? Such a space $X=G/H$ necessarily ...
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In a topological group $G$ with its lower uniformity, if $G$ is locally totally bounded, is its completion locally compact?

There has been work done on groups whose lower uniformity (or Roelcke uniformity) is totally bounded, e.g. the orthogonal group on a Hilbert space. This condition is equivalent to saying the lower ...
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Can an acyclic continuum be metrically homogenous? (I'd say: no way! :-)

I asked recently on MO about algebraic structures admitted by topologically homogenous continua like the Hilbert cube $\ I^{\mathbb N}\ $ or the Knaster pseudo-arc. There is a relation between the ...