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Topic: looking for example of closed set that is *not* complete in a metric space
Replies: 26   Last Post: Feb 3, 2013 11:06 AM

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 Achimota Posts: 255 Registered: 4/30/07
Re: looking for example of closed set that is *not* complete in a
metric space

Posted: Feb 3, 2013 4:32 AM

On Sunday, February 3, 2013 1:24:54 AM UTC+8, quasi wrote:
> Suppose (X,d) is not complete. Then there must exist a
> Cauchy sequence in X which does not converge. Let Y be the
> set of distinct elements of that Cauchy sequence. Then any
> infinite subset of Y is closed in X but not complete.

Sorry to bother you again. I still don't follow.
Why is Y closed in (X,d)?

On Sunday, February 3, 2013 1:24:54 AM UTC+8, quasi wrote:
> Daniel J. Greenhoe wrote:
>

> >Butch Malahide wrote:
>
> >>quasi wrote
>
> >>>Butch Malahide wrote
>
> >>>>
>
> >>>>If (X,d) is not complete, then it has at least one closed
>
> >>>>subspace which is not complete, namely, (X,d) is a closed
>
> >>>>subspace of itself.
>
> >
>
> >Understood.
>
> >
>
> >>>Moreover, if (X,d) is not complete, it has uncountably many
>
> >>>subsets which are closed but not complete.
>
> >>
>
> >> Oh, right. At least 2^{aleph_0} of them.
>
> >
>
> >Not understood. Can someone help me understand this one?
>
>
>
> Suppose (X,d) is not complete. Then there must exist a
>
> Cauchy sequence in X which does not converge. Let Y be the
>
> set of distinct elements of that Cauchy sequence. Then any
>
> infinite subset of Y is closed in X but not complete. Since
>
> Y is countably infinite, the cardinality of the set of
>
> infinite subsets of Y is 2^(aleph_0).
>
>
>
> quasi

Date Subject Author
2/1/13 Achimota
2/1/13 Paul
2/1/13 Paul
2/1/13 fom
2/1/13 fom
2/2/13 Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz
2/3/13 fom
2/3/13 Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz
2/2/13 Achimota
2/2/13 Butch Malahide
2/2/13 quasi
2/2/13 Butch Malahide
2/2/13 Achimota
2/2/13 quasi
2/3/13 Achimota
2/3/13 Paul
2/3/13 Achimota
2/1/13 Butch Malahide
2/1/13 J. Antonio Perez M.
2/1/13 William Hughes
2/2/13 J. Antonio Perez M.
2/1/13 Butch Malahide
2/1/13 William Elliot
2/2/13 Butch Malahide
2/2/13 William Elliot
2/2/13 Butch Malahide
2/2/13 Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz