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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Attempted Banachification of a space

In a recent blog post, Terry Tao mentioned the question of how to tell if a Hausdorff topological vector space admits a finer topological structure which happens to be the topology of a Banach space ...
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Good reference for noncommutative $L^p$ spaces

I'm looking for good references to learn about $L^p$ spaces associated with von Neumann algebras. I already know about Uffe Haagerup's paper "$L^p$-spaces associated with an arbitrary von Neumann ...
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On the weakly sequential completeness of the dual of the James space $J$

Let me first introduce some definitions. Let $1\leq p\leq \infty$. A sequence $(x_{n})_{n}$ in a Banach space $X$ is said to be weakly $p$-convergent to $x\in X$ if the sequence $(x_{n}-x)_{n}$ is ...
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$l^1$ versus $l^2$

Is there an elementary proof of this Banach space fact? If the Banach space $V$ is linearly isomorphic to $l^1$, then it does not isometrically contain euclidean spaces of arbitrarily large finite ...
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Unconditionally $p$-converging operators on $L_{1}[0,1]$

Let $1\leq p<\infty$. We say that an operator $T:X\rightarrow Y$ is unconditionally $p$-converging if $T$ takes a weakly $p$-summable sequence to a norm null sequence. Question: Is every ...
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The dual space of $C[0,1]$

Since $C[0,1]^{*}$ is an abstract $L$-space, $C[0,1]^{*}$ is order isometric to $L_{1}(\mu)$ for some measure $\mu$. My question is: the measure $\mu$ can be choosen to be a finite positive measure? ...
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Do non-stable Banach spaces exist?

Let $K$ be $\mathbb{R}$ or $\mathbb{C}$. A Banach space $X$ over $K$ is stable if $X\cong X\times K$. I encountered the following question in some papers in the sixties: Is every infinite ...
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Uniform limit of m-homogeneous polynomials over compact subsets of a Banach Space

I am trying to solve problem 1.2.A from Mujica's book "Complex Analysis in Banach Spaces". We denote by $\mathcal{P}_a(^mE;F)$ the space of all $m-$homogeneous polynomials from $E$ into $F$, i.e, the ...
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Maurey-Pisier Theorem for complex Banach spaces

A famous theorem of Maurey and Pisier, usually stated for real Banach spaces, says that $\ell_a$ and $\ell_b$ are finitely representable in $X$, where $a$ is the supremum of the $p$ such that $X$ has ...
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Invariant probability on a unit ball of a Banach space

Let $\Gamma$ be a discrete group acting on an infinite-dimensional Banach space $X$ by linear isometries. Is there a probability measure (non-atomic, not supported on a finite dimensional subspace) ...
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Extracting a subsequence for which $\sup_j \left\vert \text{supp}(x_{n_j}) \right\vert < \infty$

Let $X$ be a Banach space with basis $(e_n)_{n=1}^\infty$, and suppose that $(x_i)_{i=1}^\infty$ is a normalized block basic sequence of $(e_n)_{n=1}^\infty$. In addition assume that ...
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A Banach space with the BD property and without the weak Gelfand-Phillips property

A subset A of X is called Grothendieck if every operator T from X to $c_0$ maps A to a relatively weakly compact set. A Banach space has the weak Gelfand-Phillips property (wGP) if every ...
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Non-equivalence of admitting different types of bases in Banach spaces

Whenever a certain type of (Schauder) basis is defined, it is natural to ask where that type lies in the scheme of other types of bases. This involves finding counter-examples of one type of basis ...
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Classification of subsymmetric basic sequences

I just encountered the following statement: any subsymmetric basic sequence is either weakly null or equivalent to the unit vector basis of $\ell_1$. It's the first time I realize that. I do see the ...
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A question on measuring weak non-compactness in $L_{1}(\mu)$ spaces

Let me first fix some notations. Let $X=L_{1}(\mu)$, where $\mu$ is a finite positive measure. Let $A$ be a bounded subset of $X$. Set $\omega(A)=\inf\{\widehat{d}(A,K):\emptyset\neq K\subset X$ is ...
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Where can I find some articles and lecture notes in renorming theory in Banach spaces? [closed]

I am really into renorming theory in Banach spaces especially, renorming in non-reflexive Banach spaces such that they have nice property, for example they have fixed point property,locally uniformly ...
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Existence of strictly convex Banach space without weak normal structure

This is a complementary question to the following at Existence of normal structure in strictly convex Banach spaces Does there exist a strictly convex Banach space without the weak normal structure ...
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Is the topological dual of a Banach space weakly* closed in its algebraic dual?

The question is completely contained in the title :) I can only add, that it is not difficult to give a counterexample for normed spaces, and also Banach-Steinhaus theorem implies the sequential ...
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Kolmogorov width for cartesian products

For an operator $T:X\to Y$ between Banach spaces with unit balls $B_X$ and $B_Y$ the sequence of Kolmogorov widths is $$ \delta_n(T)=\inf\lbrace \delta>0: T(B_X)\subseteq \delta B_Y +L \text{ for ...
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Spectrum of compact operator between different Banach spaces

Let $X, Y$ be two different Banach spaces, and let $T: X \to Y$ be a compact linear operator. Suppose the identity $I : X \to Y$ is well-defined. (For example, we could have $X = L^2([0,1])$ and $Y = ...
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Do there exist infinite-dimensional Banach spaces in which every bounded linear operator attains its norm?

Let $X$ be a Banach space, $L(X)$ the space of all bounded linear operators on $X$. We say that $A ∈ L(X)$ attains its norm if there exists $x ∈ X$ such that $||x|| = 1$ and $||Ax|| = ||A||$. The ...
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$C[0,1]$ is Banach-space isomorphic to $c_0(C[0,1])$

$c_0(C[0,1])$ is the $c_0$-direct sum of countably many $C[0,1]$.How to prove $C[0,1]$ is Banach-space isomorphic to $c_0(C[0,1])$. Here,Banach-space isomorphism means a bounded invertible operator ...
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weak compactness in $(\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\oplus X_{n})_{p}(1<p<\infty)$

The following result is well-known: Let $(X_{n})_{n}$ be a sequence of Banach spaces and let $X=(\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\oplus X_{n})_{p}(1<p<\infty)$. Then a bounded subset $A$ of $X$ is ...
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Weak*-closure of finite rank operators on dual space

Given a Banach space $X$, we consider the space $B(X^*)$ of bounded, linear operators on $X^*$ with the weak*-topology from its canonical predual $B(X^*)_*=X^*\hat{\otimes}X$. What is ...
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A quantitative version of Pełczyński's property ($V^{*}$)

Let me first fix some notations. Let $A$ be a bounded subset of a Banach space $X$. Set $$wk_{X}(A)=\widehat{d}(\overline{A}^{w^{*}},X)=\sup\{d(x^{**},X):x^{**}\in \overline{A}^{w^{*}}\},$$ where ...
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Weakenings of the Bounded Approximation Property

Let $X$ be a Banach space, and let $F(X)$ be the finite-rank operators on $X$. Then $X$ has the $\lambda$-BAP if there exists a net $(S_i)_i$ in $F(X)$ with $\sup_i\|S_i\|\leq\lambda$ such that ...
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Nonseparable Hilbert spaces

Being nonseparable Banach space is in fact nothing special: one meets the first examples in the standard functional analysis course, when one learns about $\ell^p$ or $L^p[0,1]$ spaces-these spaces ...
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A quantity measuring weak compactness

Let us fix some notations. If $A$ and $B$ are nonempty subsets of a Banach space $X$, we set $d(A,B)=\inf\{\|a-b\|\mid a\in A,b\in B\},\widehat{d}(A,B)=\sup\{d(a,B)\mid a\in A\}.$ Let $A$ be a ...
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Normed space between $H^{0+}$ and $L^2$

In the space $\in L^2(\mathbb{R}^3)$, consider the following condition. $$\int_{\mathbb{R}^3}\frac{|\widehat{f}(x)|}{1+|x|^{3/2}}dx<+\infty\qquad\mbox{(*)}$$ Of course if $f\in H^s(\mathbb{R}^3)$ ...
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p-summable sequence

Let Y be a closed linear subspace of X and suppose that Y does not have copy of l1 .Does each weakly p-summable sequence in X/Y has a subsequence that's the image of a weakly p-summable sequence in X ...
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Description of $\big(\ell^\infty(\mathbb N)\big)^{\!*}$ via ultrafilters

Let $\beta\mathbb N$ is the set of ultrafilters on $\mathbb N$ and $\mathscr F\in\beta\mathbb N$. Assume that $l_{\mathscr F}\in\big(\ell^\infty(\mathbb N)\big)^{\!*}$ is the functional which assigns ...
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Dense subspaces of $L^p(0,T;X)$

Given a Banach space $X$ and $1\leq p<\infty$, let's define the space $L^p(0,T;X)$ as the set of all strongly measurable functions $f:(0,T)\mapsto X$ such that $$\int_0^T\Vert ...