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Metrizability of locally compact vector spaces

Author: Seth Warner
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 27 (1971), 511-513
MSC: Primary 46.01
MathSciNet review: 0270114
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Abstract: By use of the theory of characters and the Pontryagin-van Kampen theorem, it is shown that if $ E$ is a locally compact vector space over a discrete division ring $ K$ of characteristic zero and if $ {\dim _K}E < {2^\mathfrak{m}}$, where $ \mathfrak{m}$ is the cardinality of $ K$, then $ E$ is metrizable.

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Keywords: Topological vector space, topological algebra, locally compact, metrizability
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