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Show that a totally bounded metric space can be written as a finite union of open balls with radius e, for every e>0.
Define an interesting metric on P(|N).
The one I picked up from the book "Topological Spaces" during vacation 2000.
In this item, do not prove that it is indeed a metric.
A,B c |N
if (A = B) then d(A,B) = 0
if (A != B) then d(A,B) = 1/min(A+B)
A+B = (A\B)u(B\A)
page 151 in golden gate
A,B c N
if (A = B) then d(A,B) = 0
if (A != B) then d(A,B) = 1/min(A+B); A+B = (A\B)u(B\A)
Show that (P(N),d) is a metric space.
First show that
(*) d(A,B) < 1/m <=> A n [1,m] = B n [1,m].
Using this show the triangle inequality.
page 151 in palace
Let (X,d) and (Y,g) be metric spaces. Let f : X -> Y.
What does it mean that f is an isometry of X into Y?
/\(a,b:-X) [ d(a,b) = g(f(a),f(b)) ]
(it follows that an isometry is 1-1)
(I som' it rEE)
Let (X,d) and (Y,g) be metric spaces.
What does it mean that they are isometric?
There exists a function f : X -> Y such that
(1) d(a,b) = g(f(a),f(b)) for all a,b from X
(2) f(X) = Y
(this f is bijective)
isometric (I suh met' rik)
Let (X,d) be a metric space. Consider the set B(X,|R) of bounded functions f:X->|R.
Let ||f|| = sup {|f(x)|:x:-X}. Show that B(X,|R) is a metric space with d(f,g) = ||f-g||.
Let (X,d) be a metric space. Let B(X,|R) be the set of bounded functions f:X->|R. Equip it with the sup metric. What kind of metric space is this B(X,|R) ?
it is a complete metric space
page 154 in the palace notebook
Consider the set of all real-valued sequences a[n] such that /\n 0<=a[n]<=1/n.
Equip this set with the sup metric.
What kind of metric space is this?
It is compact. PROOF: Call it K and show that it is a closed subset of the set of all bounded real-valued sequences. Conclude that it is complete. Next show that K is totally bounded. Here's how. Take any n:-|N.
Let G = {g:-K : /\k:-|N g(k):-{0,1/n,2/n,...,(n-1)/n,1}}.
Show that G is finite.
Show that the collection of balls with center g:-G and ra
Let X = (0,oo). Define d(x,y) = |x-y| / (x*y). (X,d) is a metric space.
Is d similar to the Euclidean metric?
Use d(x,y) = |1/x - 1/y|.
Show that in a complete metric space (X,d), A c X:
A is precompact <=> clo(A) is compact.
Demonstrate that completeness is essential here.
In every metric space
A is precompact <=> clo(A) is precompact
In a complete metric space, a closed set is complete.
Precompact and complete implies compact.