# Questions tagged [counterexamples]

A counterexample is an example that disproves a mathematical conjecture or a purported theorem. For example, the Peterson graph is a counterexample to many seemingly plausible conjectures in Graph Theory.

238 questions
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
95 views

### Examples of isomorphic non-equivalent twisted group algebras

Let $F$ be a field, $G$ be a finite group and $\alpha \in Z^2(G, F^*)$ . The twisted group algebra $F^{\alpha}G$ is a $F$-algebra with $F$ vector basis, $\{\bar g : g \in G \},$ and multiplication ...
• 103
120 views

### Lie algebras for which all one-dimensional extensions split

I was recently trying to prove the following "well-known" theorem for myself, given that I could not find a proof in the literature that I could understand. In what that follows, I will ...
• 1,107
80 views

• 6,338
141 views

### When does the refinement of a paracompact topology remain paracompact?

Let $(X,\tau)$ be a Hausdorff paracompact space. Let $\tau'$ be the smallest $P$-topology refining $(X,\tau)$, i.e. the topology which has for base the $G_\delta$-subsets of $(X,\tau)$. Is it true ...
• 655
110 views

### Example of a compact operator that is not uniformly continuous

I want to find a Banach space $E$ and a compact operator $K:[0,1]\times E \rightarrow E$ (that is, $K$ maps every bounded sequence onto a sequence that converges up to a subsequence) satisfying the ...
1 vote
135 views

### What can be said about cluster sets for power series of two variables?

I'm still trying to prove the continuity of a function $u$ which can be interpreted as the restriction of a power series of two variables, which I haven't managed to approach the right way yet. To ...
294 views

• 552
1 vote
126 views

• 58.8k
329 views

### Does the difference of solutions of two unrelated PDE solve an 'intermediate' equation?

I should preface this question by saying that I strongly suspect the answer is negative, but I couldn't find the counterexample myself. Say we are working on the unit disc $D \subset \mathbf{R}^n$, ...
• 4,556
114 views

• 597