in a topological linear space
A set with the property that the closure of every bounded subset is compact and is contained in (for a normed space in the strong (resp. weak) topology this is equivalent to the compactness (resp. weak compactness) of the intersections of with balls). A convex closed set in a normed space is boundedly compact if and only if it is locally compact. Boundedly-compact sets have applications in the theory of approximation in Banach spaces; they have the property that an element of best approximation exists. A barrelled topological linear space which is boundedly compact (in itself) in the weak (resp. strong) topology is a reflexive (resp. Montel) space. A normed space which is boundedly compact is finite-dimensional.
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