In functional analysis and related areas of mathematics, the Mackey topology, named after George Mackey, is the finest topology for a topological vector space which still preserves the continuous dual. In other words the Mackey topology does not make linear functions continuous which were discontinuous in the default topology.
- Every metrisable locally convex space with continuous dual carries the Mackey topology, that is , or to put it more succinctly every Mackey space carries the Mackey topology
- Every Fréchet space carries the Mackey topology and the topology coincides with the strong topology, that is
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