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Chasco, M.J. and Martín Peinador, Elena (2001) On strongly reflexive topological groups. Applied General Topology, 2 (1). pp. 219-226. ISSN 1576-9402

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Let Gˆ denote the Pontryagin dual of an abelian topological group G. Then G is reflexive if it is topologically isomorphic to Gˆˆ, strongly reflexive if every closed subgroup and every Hausdorff quotient of G and of Gˆ is reflexive. It is well known that locally compact abelian (LCA) groups are strongly reflexive. W. Banaszczyk [Colloq. Math. 59 (1990), no. 1, 53–57], extending an earlier result of R. Brown, P. J. Higgins and S. A. Morris [Math. Proc. Cambridge Philos. Soc. 78 (1975), 19–32], showed that all countable products and sums of LCA groups are strongly reflexive. L. Aussenhofer [Dissertationes Math. (Rozprawy Mat.) 384 (1999), 113 pp.] showed that all Čech-complete nuclear groups are strongly reflexive. It is an open question whether the strongly reflexive groups are exactly the Čech-complete nuclear groups and their duals. A Hausdorff topological group G is almost metrizable if and only if it has a compact subgroup K such that G/K is metrizable [W. Roelcke and S. Dierolf, Uniform structures on topological groups and their quotients, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1981]. In this paper it is shown that the annihilator of a closed subgroup of an almost metrizable group G is topologically isomorphic to the dual of the corresponding Hausdorff quotient, and an analogous statement holds for the character group of G. It then follows that an almost metrizable group is strongly reflexive only if its Hausdorff quotients and those of its dual are reflexive.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pontryagin duality theorem; dual group; reflexive group; strongly reflexive group; almost metrizable group; Čech-complete group
Subjects:Sciences > Mathematics > Topology
ID Code:21703
Deposited On:05 Jun 2013 16:02
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