We investigate if an existing notion of weak sequential convergence in a Hadamard space can be induced by a topology. We provide an answer on what we call weakly proper Hadamard spaces. A notion of dual space is proposed and it is shown that our weak topology and dual space coincide with the standard ones in the case of a Hilbert space. Moreover we introduce the space of geodesic segments and a corresponding weak topology, and we show that this space is homeomorphic to its underlying Hadamard space. As an application of it we show the existence of a geodesic segment that acts as direction of steepest descent for a geodesically differentiable function whose geodesic derivative satisfies certain properties. Finally we extend several results from classical functional analysis to the setting of Hadamard spaces, and we compare our topology with other existing notions of weak topologies.
- Pub Date:
- April 2022
- Mathematics - Functional Analysis;
- Mathematics - General Topology;
- The previous version was withdrawn because of dissent expressed from a former co-author of a different but related draft to the withdrawn paper. The current version is a presentation of the main results from author's PhD thesis (Chapter 3) with certain improvements and literature updates