By Vladimir V. Tkachuk

The thought of functionality areas endowed with the topology of pointwise convergence, or Cp-theory, exists on the intersection of 3 very important components of arithmetic: topological algebra, sensible research, and normal topology. Cp-theory has a major position within the category and unification of heterogeneous effects from every one of those components of study. via over 500 rigorously chosen difficulties and workouts, this quantity offers a self-contained advent to Cp-theory and basic topology. by means of systematically introducing all the significant themes in Cp-theory, this quantity is designed to carry a devoted reader from simple topological ideas to the frontiers of contemporary learn. Key good points comprise: - a special problem-based advent to the idea of functionality areas. - designated recommendations to every of the provided difficulties and workouts. - A finished bibliography reflecting the cutting-edge in smooth Cp-theory. - a variety of open difficulties and instructions for extra study. This quantity can be utilized as a textbook for classes in either Cp-theory and basic topology in addition to a reference advisor for experts learning Cp-theory and comparable issues. This publication additionally offers various issues for PhD specialization in addition to a wide number of fabric appropriate for graduate research.

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Iw(X). t(X). w(X). 20 1 Basic Notions of Topology and Function Spaces 160. Let ’ 2 fSouslin number, density, extent, Lindel€of numberg. Show that there exist spaces X and Y such that Y & X and ’(Y) > ’(X). 161. Let f : X ! Y be an open map. Prove that w(Y) w(X) and w(Y) w(X). 162. Let f : X ! Y be a quotient map. Prove that t(Y) t(X). 163. Let X and Y be topological spaces. Given a continuous map r : X ! Y, define the dual map r* : Cp(Y) ! Cp(X) by r*(f) ¼ f ∘ r for any f 2 Cp(Y). Prove that (i) The map r* is continuous.

Cp(X) by the equality sm(f, g) ¼ f þ g for any f, g 2 Cp(X). Prove that the map sm is continuous. 116. Given a space X, define the map pr : Cp(X) Â Cp(X) ! Cp(X) by the equality pr(f, g) ¼ f · g for any f, g 2 Cp(X). Prove that the map pr is continuous. 117. Let X be an arbitrary set. Given a family F & exp(X) with a property P, we say that F is a maximal family with the property P, if F has P and for any g & exp(X) with the property P, we have g ¼ F whenever F & g. Prove that (i) Any filter is a filter base and any filter base is a centered family.

For any points x ¼ (x1,Á Á Á, xn) and y ¼ (y1,Á Á Á, yn) of the space Rn let ﬃ qﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ Pn 2 n ðx À y Þ rn ðx; yÞ ¼ i . Prove that rn is a complete metric on R which i¼1 i generates the natural topology on Rn. Hence Rn is completely metrizable. 206. Let( (X, d) be a metric space. Given x, y 2 X consider the function dðx; yÞ; if dðx; yÞ 1; Prove that dÃ ðx; yÞ ¼ 1; if dðx; yÞ>1: (i) d* is a metric on X which generates the same topology on X; hence the metrics d and d* are equivalent.