On the non-existence of norms for some algebras of functions
Let C(Ω) be the algebra of all complex-valued continuous functions on a topological space Ω where C(Ω) contains unbounded functions. First it is shown that C(Ω) cannot have a Banach algebra norm. Then it is shown that, for certain Ω, C(Ω) cannot possess an (incomplete) normed algebra norm. In particular, this is so for $Ω = ℝ^n$ where ℝ is the reals.