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Questions tagged [gn.general-topology]

Continuum theory, point-set topology, spaces with algebraic structure, foundations, dimension theory, local and global properties.

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Is an Abelian topological group compact if it is complete and Bohr-compact?

A topological group $G$ will be called Bohr-compact if its Bohr topology (i.e., the largest precompact group topology) is compact and Hausdorff. A topological group $G$ is Bohr-compact if it admits ...
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A strict directed colimit of Hausdorff locally-convex spaces that is not Hausdorff

We work in the category of locally-convex spaces (morphisms are the continuous linear maps). Let $\Lambda$ be a directed set, for every $\lambda \in \Lambda$ let $V_{\lambda}$ be a locally-convex ...
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What is vague convergence and what does it accomplish?

For convenience, let's say that I have a locally compact Hausdorff space $X$ and am concerned with probability measures on its Borel $\sigma$-algebra $\mathcal{B}(X)$. Natural vector spaces to ...
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Bundle structures on spheres

Given a positive integer $n$, there is a well known free action of $\mathbb T^1$ on $\mathbb S^{2n-1}$ due to Hopf, which makes $\mathbb S^{2n-1}$ a fibre bundle with the fibre $\mathbb T^1$. Moreover,...
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Is the limit of classical Laver tables connected anywhere?

Let $A_{n}=(\{1,\dots,2^{n}\},*_{n})$ be the $n$-th classical Laver table. Then $*_{n}$ is the unique operation on $\{1,\dots,2^{n}\}$ where $x*_{n}(y*_{n}z)=(x*_{n}y)*_{n}(x*_{n}z)$ and $x*_{n}1=x+1\...
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Interval topology of the poset of all coverings

Let $(P,\leq)$ be a poset. The interval topology $\tau_i(P)$ on $P$ is generated by $$\{P\setminus\downarrow x : x\in P\} \cup \{P\setminus\uparrow x : x\in P\},$$ where $\downarrow x = \{y\in P: y\...
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Basic calculus on topological fields

Let $K$ be a a topological field (I am mainly interested in the cases when K is either an ordered field or a valued field, e.g. $K = \mathbb Q$ or $ \mathbb Q_p$). 1) Let $f: K^n \to K$ be a ...
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Counting loops in degree: 1 or 2?

Here's what seems to be an annoying technicality when dealing with loops in graphs. In the literature on expander graphs (and surely not only), it seems to be the convention that a loop at vertex $v$ ...
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Homeomorphism between evenly spaced integer topology and the rationals

The evenly spaced integer topology is countable, metrizable, and has no isolated points, and hence is homeomorphic to the rationals with the order topology. But what is an explicit construction for ...
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Topology on the space of Borel measures

Let $ B $ be the set of all measures $ \phi $ of $ \mathbf{R}^{n} $ such that every open set is $ \phi $-measurable (sometimes these measures are called Borel measures). Note the measures in $ B $ are ...
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Intuition for universal quotient maps

The universal quotient maps are precisely the descent morphisms in the category of topological spaces. In some papers of Janelidze, Tholen, Sobral, and Reiterman (see for instance Reiterman-Tholen), ...
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A generalized ellipse

We know that an ellipse is the locus of all point $z$ in the plane with $$|z-a|+|z-b|=\lambda$$ where $a,b$ are two given points in the plane and $\lambda$ is a constant. Now we consider the ...
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algebraic structure of Integral Steenrod squares

It is well known that the classical Steenrod squares $Sq^a$ satisfy the Adem relations $$Sq^aSq^b= \sum_c \binom{b-c-1}{a-2c}Sq^{a+b-c}Sq^c\;.$$ In the case where $a$ is odd, one can define an ...
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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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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 \operatorname{...
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Which Topological Spaces are Powers?

Given a topological space $X$ and closed subspace $Y \subset X$, it may be the case that $X$ is a power of $Y$. That means $\displaystyle X = \prod_{i < \kappa} Y_i$ for some cardinal $\kappa$ ...
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Topological systems of imprimitivity

Let $G$ be a group acting by homeomorphisms on a topological space $X$. $G$ is topologically transitive if every open $G$-invariant subset of $X$ is empty or dense. Here is an attempt to define ...
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Remainders in compactifications of completely metrizable spaces

Given a Tychonoff (topological) space $X$, we know that $X$ admits a Hausdorff compactification $cX$. We say the remainder of $X$ in this compactification is $rX=cX\setminus X$. One natural question, ...
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Unique representability of bounded distributive lattices

Priestley Duality assigns to every bounded distributive lattice $L$ a compact totally order-disconnected topological space $P(L)$, also called a Priestley space. A poset $(P,\leq)$ is called (...
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A question on extension of $Z^{*}$ algebras

A $Z^{*}$ algebra is a $C^{*}$ algebra which all elements are(two sided or equivalently one sided) zero divisor. Are there two $Z^{*}$ algebras $A,B$ such that for every short exact sequence ...
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The name for the quotient property

I asked this question on math@stackoverflow and was suggested to ask it here as well. We call a surjective $f:X\rightarrow Y$ a quotient mapping if it satisfies, for every $U\subset Y$ (continuity,...
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$S^{3}$-valued harmonic analysis

Edit: Note that $S^{3}$ with the quaternion operation is a group. For a locally compact Abelian group $\Gamma$ we consider $$\tilde{\tilde{\Gamma}}=\{\phi:\Gamma \to S^{3} \mid \phi(xy)=\...
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The Haar integral on uniform spaces

Does anybody know what the current research status is on the topic of Haar measures on uniform spaces? I'm specifically interested in compact uniform spaces and its corresponding Haar probability. As ...
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Does this construction yield an injective hull ?

Let $K$ be an object of $\mathbf{CHaus}$, the category of compact Hausdorff spaces, and $K \xrightarrow{\ \ \sigma \ \ } K$ be an involutory morphism without fixed points. Define $C^{\sigma}(K)$ as ...
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properties of $\beta\omega\setminus\omega$ minus the P-points

Let $X=\beta\omega\setminus\omega$ and let $Y=X\setminus P$ where $P$ is the set of P-points in $X$. Then $P$ is dense in $X$ if we assume CH but $P$ may be empty otherwise (Shelah). In the one case $...
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A closure operation on subsets of ${\Bbb Z}[x]$

Given a(n infinite) set $S\subset {\Bbb Z}[x]$ (integer polynomials), write $R_S$ for the topological closure of the set of all complex roots of all $p\in S$. Then write $\hat{S}$ for the set of all ...
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Whitney approximation without second countable

One version of Whitney's approximation theorem states the following: Let $N$ be a smooth, Hausdorff, second-countable (or paracompact) manifold, then given any continuous function $F:N\to \mathbb{R}...
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Does this property of scattered spaces have a name?

(Note: I asked this question at MSE a week ago and received no answer, so I am now reposting it here.) Let $K$ be a (Hausdorff) scattered topological space and for each ordinal $\alpha$ denote by $K^{...
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Fixed point theorem for convex, closed multivalued mapping

There is well-known fixed point theorem theorem for multivalued l.s.c. maps, based on Michael selection theorem: Suppose, that $X$ is compact, convex and metrizable in locally convex Hausdorff ...
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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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Terminology for topological base closed under intersection?

Is there an established or well justified terminology for a topological base that is closed under finitary intersections? As motivation, recall these conditions on a collection of subsets of a given ...
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What is enough to conclude that something is a CW complex (part II)?

A while ago I asked a question about recoqnizing CW complexes and got an extremely nice and concrete answer. However, I am still interested in a more general treatment of this and therefore pose the ...
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Galois Covering induces new Cover $Ind_H ^G(Y)$

I have a question about the construction of the so called "induced cover" introduced in Tamas Szamuely's "Galois Groups and Fundamental Groups" (see page 84): We consider a group $G$ which contains a ...
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Name for mappings that are “not quite projections”

Is there a known name for the following definition? Consider topological spaces $X$, $Y$ and $f: X \rightarrow Y$ a continuous mapping. Then, $f$ is an "almost projection" if there is a topological ...
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Embeddability into $\beta\omega$ and $\omega^*$

It is well known that under CH every totally-disconnected compact F-space of weight at most $\omega_1$ can be embedded into the remainder $\omega^*=\beta\omega\setminus\omega$ of the Cech-Stone ...
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Slightly finer topology on a connected space

Let $(X,\tau)$ be a connected Hausdorff space. Suppose $S\subseteq X$ is such that for every $U\in\tau$, $$U\cap S\neq\varnothing \implies U\cap \overline S\setminus S\neq\varnothing.$$ Is it ...
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Topological characterization of closed surfaces

I am looking some reference, if it exist, that generalized the Moore`s characterization of the 2-sphere. To be more precise, Moore characterized 2-sphere by these two axioms: A space X is a 2-sphere ...
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Compactification of Tychonoff spaces without full axiom of choice

If $X$ is a Tychonoff space, then using the Tychonoff theorem and thus the full axiom of choice, it follows that $X$ admits a Hausdorff compactification. My question is : what remains true if we do ...
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Completely I-non-measurable unions in Polish spaces

Problem. Let $X$ be a Polish space, $\mathcal I$ be a $\sigma$-ideal with Borel base, and $\mathcal A\subset\mathcal I$ be a point-finite cover of $X$. Is it true that $\mathcal A$ conatins a ...
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Irreducible separators of compact manifolds

Definition. A closed subset $S$ of a topological space $X$ is called $\bullet$ a separator of $X$ if $X\setminus S$ is disconnected; $\bullet$ an irreducible separator if $S$ is a separator of $X$ ...
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Does uniform continuity of bounded continuous functions implies the same for all continuous functions on a uniform space?

Recently I came to know about Atsuji space from the paper. A metric space $X$ is called an Atsuji space if every real-valued continuous function on $X$ is uniformly continuous. Strikingly I have found ...
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Is $\Box_{n\in\omega} \mathbb{R}$ metacompact?

Is $\Box_{n\in\omega} \mathbb{R}$ (that is $\mathbb{R}^\omega$ endowed with the box topology) metacompact?
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Is each metric continuum $\ell_p$-chain connected?

This problem was motivated by the MO problems: "Running most of the time in a connected set", "Is every metric continuum almost path connected?" and "Are $\varepsilon$-connected components dense?". ...
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Identification of ultrafilters with measures

We know that each ultrafilter $p$ on $\mathbb{N}$ can be identified with a finitely additive $\{0,1\}$-valued probablity measure $\mu_{p}$ on the power set of $\mathbb{N}$. Now my question is which ...
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(When) is the Dedekind-MacNeille completion of a po-set Hausdorff?

Let $X$ be a p.o. Consider the topology on $X$ generated by $$U_{x}^{-}:=X\setminus (x\uparrow),\quad U_{x}^{+}:=X\setminus (x\downarrow), \quad x\in X$$ Throughout this discussion I shall refer to ...
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Closedness of the partial order in complete Hausdorff semitopological semilattices

First some definitions. A semilattice is a commutative semigroup consisting of idempotents (i.e., elements such that $xx=x$). A typical example of a semilattice is the unit interval endowed with the ...
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Compact subspace of sober space

We know from lemma 1.2.5 in part C of Sketches of an Elephant (by Johnstone) that both open and closed subspaces of a sober space are again sober. This raises the following question. Question: Is a ...
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Which spaces are still Lindelöf after forcing with a Suslin tree?

Let $T$ be a Suslin tree and $f:T\to Y$ be continuous. ($T$ is endowed with the order topology.) Assume that the image of $T$ is contained in a Lindelöf subset of $Y$. Then, force with $T$. Which ...
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On the compactification of partial semigroups

We begin by introducing some relevant definitions. Definition: A $\textit{partial semigroup}$ is a pair $(S,.)$ where $.$ maps a subset of $S \times S$ to $S$ and for all $a,b,c \in S, (a.b).c=a.(b.c)...
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Topology Data Analysis - faster algorithm

The Topology Data Analysis uses the Mapper algorithm, but computational complexity is not good. Is there an alternative algorithm for algorithm Mapper? Is there an algorithm that works faster?