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MATH 7338 HOMEWORK #3 Due date: October 29, 2009 Work FIVE of the following problems and hand in your solutions. You may work together with other people in the class, but you must each write up your solutions independently. A subset of these will be selected for grading. Write LEGIBLY on the FRONT side of the page only, and STAPLE your pages together. 1. Let F ( R ) be the vector space containing all functions f : R C . For each x R , define a seminorm on F ( R ) by ρ x ( f ) = | f ( x ) | . Then convergence with respect to the family of seminorms { ρ x } x R corresponds to pointwise convergence of functions. Show that this topology is not normable, i.e., Show that there is no norm on F ( R ) that defines the same convergence criterion. Hint: Find f n such that c n f n 0 pointwise for every choice of scalars c n . 2. Let { ρ α } α J be a family of seminorms on a vector space X. Show that the induced topology on X is Hausdorff if and only if ρ α ( x ) = 0 for all α J ⇐⇒ x = 0 .

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