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So Ih(y) - h(x)I < Ih(y) - h(xj)I + Ih(x) - h(xj)I < e for all h E H. Examples 1. Every finite subset of C(X) is equicontinuous. 2. Every subset of an equicontinuous set is equicontinuous. 3. A finite union of equicontinuous sets is equicontinuous. 4. Any uniformly convergent sequence of functions in C(X) consitutes an equicontinuous set (exercise). 5. If C is a positive real number, the set of C-Lipschitz functions from X to K is equicontinuous. 2 Let (f,,) be an equicontinuous sequence in C(X) and let D be a dense subset of X.

Prove that Lr is precompact, and finally that so is H. 2 Locally Compact Spaces and Radon Measures In this chapter we study a representation, in terms of measures, of positive linear forms on spaces of continuous functions; this representation leads to a description of the topological dual of such spaces. It is useful in applications to consider functions defined on metric spaces somewhat more general than compact spaces, namely, locally compact ones. 1 Locally Compact Spaces A metric space (X, d) is called locally compact if every point in X has a compact neighborhood; equivalently, if for every x E X there exists a compact K of X whose interior contains x; equivalently, if for every x E X there exists r > 0 such that the closed ball B(x, r) is compact.

Use Exercise 6c on page 5. More directly, if {xn}nEN is an enumeration of Q, the function f defined by f (x) = 0 if x ¢ Q and f (xn) = 1/(n+1) for every n E N has the desired properties. 7. An invariant metric on a vector space E is a metric d on E such that d(x, y) = d(x-y, 0) for all x, y E E. If d is an invariant metric on E, we set IxI = d(x, 0) for x E E. ) A vector 24 Prologue: Sequences space with an invariant metric d is said to have Property (F) if the metric space (E, d) is complete and, for every k E K, the map x H kx is continuous from E to E.