A Banach space is a complete normed vector space: A vector space equipped with a norm such that every Cauchy sequence converges.

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Strong convergence on Dual of Reflexive Banach Space

Let $\mathcal{H}$ be a separable Hilbert space and let $\mathfrak{S}_{p}(\mathcal{H})$, $1<p<\infty$, denote the $p$-th Schatten class of compact operators acting on it. Suppose we have a net ...
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An inequality in product space $V$ [on hold]

I found an inequality as following: Let $x, y, z$ be three complex numbers then: \begin{equation*} \frac{1}{2}(|y+z-x|+|x+z-y| + |y+x-z|) \le |x| + |y|+|z|+\frac{1}{2}|x+y+z| \end{equation*} (1) The ...
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Linear independence of an odd set of measurable functions

Let $g(t)$ be a convex positive function. I'm trying to show that the set $\{ |t|^ne^{\frac{g(t)}{t^n}}\}_{n\in \mathbb{N}}$ is linearly independent in the space of measurable functions on $\mathbb{R}...
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Bessaga-Pelczynski Selection Principle

Bessaga-Pelczynski Selection Principle states that if $(x_{n})_{n}$ is a basis for a Banach space $X$, then every normalized weakly null sequence $(y_{n})_{n}$ in $X$ admits a subsequence that is ...
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Choice and the Baire property in non-separable complete metric spaces

It's known to be consistent with ZF+DC that every subset of $\mathbb{R}$ has the Baire property (BP). (E.g. Shelah's model). If so, then every subset of every complete separable metric space has ...
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Banach spaces complemented in their ultrapowers

By the principle of local reflexivity, the second dual $X^{**}$ of a Banach space $X$ is complemented in some ultrapower $X^U$ of $X$. Even when $X$ is separable, the index set of $U$ cannot be ...
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Complemented subspaces in the James space

Let $J$ be the James space. I have the following questions: Question 1: Does every infinite-dimensional closed subspace of $J$ contain an infinite-dimensional closed subspace that is $C$-complemented ...
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Norm of projection onto functions of mean zero

Let $X$ be a finite set and consider the space $\ell^2(X;Y)$ of functions $\zeta:X\to Y$, where $Y$ is a fixed Banach space. It decomposes into a direct sum of constant function and its complement $\...
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Extracting subsequences in Banach spaces, along an ultrafilter?

There are various principles in Banach space theory that allow one to pass from a given sequence of vectors $(x_n)$, to a subsequence $(x_{n_k})$ with some desired property. I'm thinking here, in ...
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Is the $L^1$-space dual to a Banach space

Let $(\Omega,\mu)$ be a measure space. It is well known that for $1<p\leq \infty$ one has the duality $$L^p=(L^{p*})^*,$$ where $1/p+1/p^*=1$. Question. Is it known that the Banach space $L^1$ is ...
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Weak Topology and Domain Theory: Which topology on the function domain restricts to the weak topology on C([0,1])?

Let $\mathbb{IR}$ be the interval domain over the set $\mathbb{R}$ of real numbers, defined by: $$\mathbb{IR} := \{ [a,b] \mid a, b \in \mathbb{R}, a \leq b\} \cup \{ \mathbb{R}\},$$ and ordered by ...
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Sequences in $L_{p}(1<p<\infty)$ that is equivalent to the unit vector basis of $l_{p}$ or $l_{2}$

Let $1<p<\infty$. Johnson and Schechtman (Multiplication operators on $L(L_{p})$ and $l_{p}$-strictly singular operators, 2008, DOI: 10.4171/JEMS/141, eudml, arxiv) observed that if $(x_{n})_{n}$...
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A universal operator between separable Banach spaces

The Banach space $C[0,1]$ is universal for all separable Banach spaces in the sense that for a separable Banach space $X$ there is an isometric isomorphism from $X$ into $C[0,1]$. My question is ...
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Subspaces of $L_{p}(2<p<\infty)$

Let $p>2$ and $X$ a subspace of $L_{p}$. Then Kadec and Pelczynski proved that either $X$ is isomorphic to $l_{2}$ or $X$ contains a subspace isomorphic to $l_{p}$. Question: if $X$ is ...
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Weakly null sequences in $L_{p}(1<p<2)$

Let $1<p<2$. Let $(f_{n})_{n}$ be a normalized weakly null sequence in $L_{p}$ such that the sequence $(f_{n})_{n}$ contains no subsequence that is equivalent to the unit vector basis of $l_{p}$....
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Equivalence of questions regarding restrictions of pure states

In Davidson and Szarek's article "Local Operator Theory, Random Matrices and Banach Spaces" in the Handbook of the Geometry of Banach Spaces, the authors discuss the (now solved) Kadison-Singer ...
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Banach spaces: A ball being a subset of the interior of the union of two balls

Let $X$ be a separable reflexive Banach space and let $A$, $B_1$, and $B_2$ be three closed balls in $X$. Is there a `handy' necessary and sufficient condition for checking whether $A \subseteq (B_1 \...
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Renorming a Banach space to make projections contractive

Let $X$ be a Banach space and $P$ be a projection in $B(X)$. Then $X$ can be renormed so that $P$ has norm $1$. Can the same be done for a family of projections? That is, given finitely many ...
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Self-adjoint, strictly singular operators on Hilbert spaces

Let $X$ and $Y$ be infinite-dimensional Banach spaces. Recall that an operator $T: X\rightarrow Y$ is strictly singular if it is not an isomorphic embedding when restricted to any infinite-dimensional ...
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Products of strictly singular operators on $L_{p}[0,1]$ or on $C[0,1]$

In 1970, V.D. Milman (Operators of class $C_{0}$ and $C^{*}_{0}$, Teor. Funkc. Funkc. Anal. Ih Priloz. 10(1970),15-26) proved that the product of two strictly singular operators on $L_{p}[0,1](1\leq p&...
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Set of w*-continuous operators closed for the weak* topology or not?

Let $X$ be a dual Banach space, i.e. $X=(X_*)^*$ for some Banach space $X_*$. Consider the weak* topology of $B(X)$, i.e. the topology of pointwise convergence on $X$ endowed with the $\sigma(X,X_*)$-...
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Interpolation between $L_1^0$ and $L_2^0$

Let $L_p^0$ be the mean zero functions in $L_p(G)$, where, say, $G$ is an infinite compact group endowed with normalized Haar measure. Suppose that $T$ is a bounded linear operator on $L_1$ that maps $...
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quasi-nilpotent part of a dual operator

Definitions and notation. Let $X$ be a complex Banach space and $T\in\mathcal{L}(X)$ a continuous linear operator on $X$. We define the quasi-nilpotent part of $T$ as \begin{equation*}H_0(T):=\left\{...
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A unital algebra with norm and continuous multiplication is a Banach algebra

In my research in functional analysis, I came across this rather simple result: For a normed algebra A over $ \mathbb{C} $ with unit, in which multiplication , right and left are both continuous w....
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About $C(K)$-spaces containing no copy of $l_{1}$

Let $K$ be a compact Hausdorff space. I wonder whether there are characterizations of $K$ such that $C(K)$ contains no copy of $l_{1}$. There are some compact Hausdorff spaces $K$ such that $C(K)$ ...
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Smooth Approximation of Indicator Function of Convex Sets in $\mathbb{R}^n$

Let $( \mathbb{R}^n, \| \cdot \|_P)$ be the $n$-dimensional Euclidean space equipped with $\ell_p$-norm $\| \cdot \|_p$ for some $p\in [1, + \infty]$. Let $A$ be a convex set in $\mathbb{R}^n$ and ...
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almost invariant half space for a dual of a restricted operator

Let $X$ be an infinite-dimensional Banach space and $T\in\mathcal{L}(X)$ a continuous linear operator acting on $X$. A closed subspace $Y$ of $X$ is said to be an almost-invariant halfspace (...
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Davis, Figiel, Johnson and Pełczyński factorization through spaces with a bases

Davis, Figiel, Johnson and Pełczyński's Factorization Theorem states that each weakly compact operator $T:X \to Y$ between Banach spaces $X$ and $Y$ factors through a reflexive Banach space $Z$. In ...
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Sequentially continuous but not continuous linear map $(X^*, w^*)$ to $(Y^*,w^*)$

Let $X, Y$ be Banach spaces and let $T : (X^*, w^*) \rightarrow (Y^*,w^*)$ be a linear map. Suppose that $T$ is sequentially continuous. Must $T$ be weak*-to-weak*-continuous ?
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Subprojectivity of the spaces $B_{p}(1<p<\infty)$

Fix $1<p<\infty$. In his thesis, C.J.Seifert adapted the construction of Baerstein's space $B$ by replacing the number 2 by $p$ to construct the space, called "$B_{p}$" space. He showed that ...
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Subprojectivity of $L_{p}(p>2)$

Let $p>2$. Following from M.I. Kadec and A. Pełczyński's results (Studia Math. 1962), R.J.Whitley (Trans. Amer. Math.Soc. 1964) observed that $L_{p}$ is subprojective, that is, every infinite-...
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On the complemented subspaces of $L_{p}(p>2)$

M.I. Kadec and A. Pełczyński proved that if $E$ is a subspace of $L_{p}(p>2)$ isomorphic to $l_{2}$, then $E$ is complemented in $L_{p}$. My question is: Is there a constant $C_{p}$ depending only ...
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Reflexive subspaces of dual spaces

If $X$ is a Banach space, is it true that $X^{*}$ must contain an infinite dimensional reflexive subspace? I know of Gowers' example of a Banach space not containing $c_0$, $l_1$, or reflexive, but I ...
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Trivial intersection of kernels

This is a follow up to the question: Biorthogonal functionals. A positive answer to that question implies a negative answer to this one. If $X$ is a separable Banach space, can we find a basic ...
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Biorthogonal functionals

If $X$ is a separable Banach space and $(x_n)$ is a basic sequence, then we can define biorthogonal functionals $(x^{*}_n)$ in $X^{*}$ such that $x^{*}_n(x_k)=\delta_{nk}$. What about conversely? If ...
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Dual of colimit in $\text{Ban}_1$

I learned in J. Castillo's Hitchhiker guide to categorical Banach space theory that, by a theorem of Semadeni and Zidenberg, limits and colimits exist in the category $\text{Ban}_1$ of Banach spaces ...
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A single point as sum range of a series

Can anyone give some clues to show that any infinite dimensional Banach space have a conditionally convergent series whose sum range is a single point? Thanks in advance for any help.
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A question on the quantification of compact operators

Let me first fix some notations. If $A$ and $B$ are nonempty subsets of a Banach space $X$, we set $$d(A,B)=\inf\{\|a-b\|:a\in A,b\in B\},$$$$\widehat{d}(A,B)=\sup\{d(a,B):a\in A\}.$$ Let $A$ be a ...
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Extension of a function from almost everywhere to everywhere

The informal general question is: let $f$ be a "sufficiently nice" function, defined "almost everywhere". Can we develop a method to uniquely extend $f$ to the "remaining" points? Example: Let $f(x)=\...
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A possible norm on a subspace of $C^\infty([0,1])$?

I have posted the following question (with minimal differences) on MSE some days ago, without receiving a satisfactory answer, so let me try here again. Take the vector space of infinitely ...
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quasi-weakly compact operators, co-ideals of operator ideals, and Banach spaces $X$ with $X^{**}/X$ separable

Throughout, $X$ and $Y$ will denote Banach spaces with $T\in\mathcal{L}(X,Y)$ (the space of continuous linear operators between $X$ and $Y$). We define the operator $\overline{T}\in\mathcal{L}(X^{**}/...
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Weak compactness in the James space and its dual

It is known that there are characterizations of weak compactness in most of classical non-reflexive spaces (e.g. $L_{1}$-spaces and $C(K)$-spaces). I wonder whether there are characterizations of weak ...
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Equivalent ways to study a semilinear parabolic equation as a perturbed abstract Cauchy problem

I am considering the following abstract Cauchy problem on Banach space $X$: \begin{cases} u'(t)=Au(t)+\big(f(t)+Bu(t)\big),&t\in[0,T],\\ u(0)=x_0, \end{cases} Suppose $A$ generates an analyitc ...
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Who proved that $l^1$ and $L^1[0,1]$ are not isomorphic?

$l^1$ has the Schur property (every weakly convergent sequence is norm convergent) and $L^1[0,1]$ does not, so the two spaces cannot be isomorphic. Is this folklore, or is it credited to someone? (...
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Banach-Mazur distance from finite-dimensional subspaces of $\ell_p$ to the Hilbert space

I am reading a paper http://www.math.tamu.edu/~johnson/TF3.4.pdf by Bill Johnson and Andrzej Szankowski and having trouble grasping why $d_n(Z_m) \leq d_n(\ell_{p_{m+1}} ) = n^{|p_{m+1}-2|}$ in the ...
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When is the sum of complemented subspaces complemented?

Let $X$ be a Banach space. Question. Suppose $X_1,...,X_n$ are complemented subspaces of $X$. When is the sum $X_1+...+X_n$ complemented? Further, suppose we know some projections $P_1,...,P_n$ onto $...
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Compact non-nuclear operators

I am not sure if this question makes sense, or if it is trivial, but does there exists an infinite dimensional Banach space (necessarily without the approximation property) such that no compact, non-...
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Two questions on the James $p$-space $J_{p}(1<p<\infty)$

Let $1<p<\infty$. The James $p$-space $J_{p}$ is the Banach space of all sequences of real numbers $(a_{i})_{i}\in c_{0}$ such that $$\|(a_{i})_{i}\|=\sup\{(\sum_{j=1}^{n}|a_{p_{j-1}}-a_{p_{j}}|...
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Constructing Extreme Points in Reflexive Banach Spaces

A theorem of Lindenstrauss and Phelps states that if $X$ is a separable reflexive Banach space then the unit ball of $X$, $Ba(X)$, has uncountably many extreme points. The proof goes by contradiction ...
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Various limits of the Christoffel Darboux Kernel

In a different thread, we stumbled upon the following question: Given a continuous finite measure $w(x)dx$ on some interval $(a,b)$, $-\infty \leq a <b \leq \infty$, and the set of respective ...