Free topological vector spaces

Saak S. Gabriyelyan, Sidney A. Morris

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Abstract

In this paper the free topological vector space V(X) over a Tychonoff space X is defined and studied. It is proved that V(X) is a kω-space if and only if X is a kω-space. If X is infinite, then V(X) contains a closed vector subspace which is topologically isomorphic to V(N). It is proved that for X a k-space, the free topological vector space V(X) is locally convex if and only if X is discrete and countable. The free topological vector space V(X) is shown to be metrizable if and only if X is finite if and only if V(X) is locally compact. Further, V(X) is a cosmic space if and only if X is a cosmic space if and only if the free locally convex space L(X) on X is a cosmic space. If a sequential (for example, metrizable) space Y is such that the free locally convex space L(Y) embeds as a subspace of V(X), then Y is a discrete space. It is proved that V(X) is a barreled topological vector space if and only if X is discrete. This result is applied to free locally convex spaces L(X) over a Tychonoff space X by showing that: (1) L(X) is quasibarreled if and only if L(X) is barreled if and only if X is discrete, and (2) L(X) is a Baire space if and only if X is finite.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-49
Number of pages20
JournalTopology and its Applications
Volume223
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2017

Keywords

  • Barreled space
  • Free locally convex space
  • Free topological vector space
  • k-Space

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