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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Existence of injective operators with dense range

Given two separable (infinite dimensional) Banach spaces $X$ and $Y$, it is not difficult to show that there exists an injective (bounded linear) operator $T:X\to Y$ with range dense in $Y$. See S. ...
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Contractively complemented subspaces without contractively complemented complement

Can someone give me an example of a Banach space $X$ and contractive projection $P\in\mathcal{B}(X)$ such that $\ker P$ is not a range of any contractive projection $Q\in\mathcal{B}(X)$?
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Morita equivalence for operator algebras and tensor products, question about proof

This is a bit of a dumb question I know, but I was reading "Morita equivalence for C*-algebras and W*-algebras" by Rieffel, in this section about Morita equivalences and how they relate to forming ...
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tensorial product with Lp

Let us consider E a finite-dimensional normed space on $\mathbb{R}$ and a real number $p\geq 1$. Is it true that the projective tensorial product $E \widehat{\otimes}_\pi L^p(\mathbb{R},\mathbb{R})$ ...
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When is the bound in Riesz-Thorin Interpolation Theorem attained?

Let me recall the statement of Riesz-Thorin theorem (see also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riesz%E2%80%93Thorin_theorem). Theorem (Riesz-Thorin): Let $(X,\mu)$ and $(Y,\nu)$ be $\sigma$-finite ...
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Banach-Mazur distance to complex $\ell^1$ of a space containing real $\ell^1$

Consider a complex Banach space $X$ with a real subspace isometric to $\ell^1_{\mathbb R}$. What is the best constant $c$ such that $X$ contains a complex subspace $c$-isometric to $\ell^1_{\mathbb ...
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Centralizers and containment of $c_0$

I have this question also in MSE (see: http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/666053/centralizers-and-containment-of-c-0), but I have not got an answer there. So I thought I try my luck here. Let ...
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On sequences which converge to zero with respect to an operator ideal

Let $X$ be a Banach space and $\mathcal{A}$ be an operator ideal. A sequence $(x_{n})_{n=1}^{\infty}$ in $X$ is called $\mathcal{A}$-convergent to zero if there exist an operator $S\in ...
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On the classification of injective Banach spaces

A Banach space $E$ is injective when it is complemented in each Banach space $X$ that contains it as a closed subspace. The space $E$ is $1$-injective if the copy of $E$ in $X$ is the range of a ...
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Open ideally convex sets

Background Recall that a subset $A \subseteq X$ of a Banach$^{1}$ space $X$ is said to be ideally convex if, for every bounded sequence $(x_n)_{n \in {\mathbb N}}$ in $A$ and every sequence ...
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Rosenthal like inequality for weak $\mathbb L^p$-norms

Let $p$ be a real number greater than $1$. It is well known (see Hall and Heyde's Martingale limit theory and its applications, Theorem 2.10) that there exists a constant $C_p$ such that if ...
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Constructing a continuous matrix valued function

Given $d<k$. Let ${\cal M}_{d\times k}(\mathbb{R})$ denotes the set of all $d\times k$ real matrices and suppose that $H:\mathbb{R}^k\rightarrow {\cal M}_{d\times k}(\mathbb{R})$ is a continuous ...
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Grothendieck spaces and total subspaces of the dual

There is probably an embarrassingly simple counter-example to my question but I couldn't figure it out myself. Let me give it a try here. A Banach space $X$ is Grothendieck if weak*-convergent ...
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The importance of basis constant in Banach spaces

Let $X$ be a Banach space an let $(e_n)_{n=1}^{\infty}$ be a Schauder basis of $X$. If we denote the sequence of the natural projections associated with $(e_n)_{n=1}^{\infty}$ by ...
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A homogeneous but slightly asymmetric inequality

I need to prove the following inequality: for any $Z=(z_1,\dots,z_l)\in\mathbb{C}^l$ for any $p\geq 2$ and $l\geq 2$ \begin{equation} \left|\left|\sum_{j=1}^l ...
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Commutativity of convex hulls and closed balls

Let $X$ be a closed convex subset of a Banach space, and let $A\subseteq X$ be a Borel set. Denote $$ B_r(A) :=\{y\in X:\exists x\in A \text{ such that }\|x-y\|\leq r\} $$ and by $H(A)$ the convex ...
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Self-Adjointness for Banach Spaces

Good evening. Is there a reasonable notion of being self-adjoint for the adjoint operator on Banach Spaces? Kind regards, Alex
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Representation of Banach spaces partially ordered by solid, normal, minihedral cones

I've been using the representation result below, from Krasnosel'skij/Lifshits/Sobolev; Positive Linear Systems---The Method of Positive Linear Operators. Heldermann Verlag, 1989. Theorem. Let $E$ be ...
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Containment of $c_0$

I have the following question. I guess it's quite simple for experts. Unfortunately, I could not come up with an answer yet. Let $X$ be a Banach space which contains no copy of $c_0$. Does it impply ...
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An open problem in convex geometry

Is it possible to find four norms $\| \cdot\|_k$ $( 1 \leq k \leq 4)$ on the plane such that a three-dimensional normed space containing four subspaces isometric to these normed planes does not exist? ...
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Suprema and infima in spaces ordered by non-normal cones

Background We shall call a subset $V_+ \subseteq V$ of a Banach space $V$ a cone if $V_+$ is closed, $\alpha V_+ \subseteq V_+$ for all $\alpha \geqslant 0$, and $V_+ \cap (-V_+) = \{0\}$. Cones ...
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two concepts of positivity for elements of $C(X)$ when $X$ is hyper-stonean

Suppose that $X$ is a compact space. Let $M(X)=C(X)^*$ denote the Banach space of regular measures. Is the following statement true: $F:M(X)\to\mathbb{C}$ is a positive functional if and only if the ...
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Is the space of trace class operators finitely representable in an $L^1$-space?

I am interested in knowing whether the space of trace class operators is (crudely) finitely representable in an $L^1$-space. I suspect that the answer is negative but I am unable to find any argument ...
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Banach algebra for measures induced by Haar measures

It is classical that $L^1(G, m)$ is a Banach algebra when $G$ is a locally compact group with Haar measure $m$ by using the operation of convolution via the integral ...
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An extreme point of the ball of the space of compact operators

It is very easy to see that the unit ball of $c_0$ has no extreme points. I was trying to spot any extreme points in the unit ball of the space of compact operators on a Hilbert space (a ...
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How to check a function belongs to a Banach space

My question comes from my confusion in studying the Fefferman-Stein inequality which says that for any $f\in L^p$ it holds $\|f\|_p\leq c \|f^\#\|_p$ with $f^\#$ the maximal function. This is an ...
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Second duals of Grothendieck spaces

The classical example of a Grothendieck space is $\ell_\infty$. It is also known that its even duals $\ell_\infty^{**}$, $\ell_\infty^{(4)}$, $\dots$ are Grothendieck spaces. (See, e.g., ...
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Is any order bounded continuous linear functionals a difference of positive continuous functionals?

Let $B$ be a Banach space and $K$ a closed proper cone in $B$ such that the induced partial order makes $B$ a vector lattice. Let $K'=\{x^*\in B':\langle x^*, x\rangle\geq 0\ \forall x\in K\}$ the ...
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Precise versions of “differential operators are unbounded but closed linear operators”

I am trying to understand to what extent the following result of Hille is an extension of the usual theorems on differentiation under the integral sign. Theorem (Hille). Let $(\Omega,\Sigma,\mu)$ ...
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Quotients of $\ell_\infty$ by separable subspaces

Given a (closed) separable subspace $M$ of $\ell_\infty$, I am interested in conditions implying that the quotient $\ell_\infty/M$ is isomorphic to a subspace of $\ell_\infty$. It is not difficult ...
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Quasi-reflexive spaces which are not isometric to dual spaces

My question may sound weird and I have no deep motivation behind it other than curiosity. As is well-known, quasi-reflexive spaces have the Radon-Nikodym property hence their balls have lots of ...
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Meager subspaces of a Banach space and weak-* convergence

I previously asked a version of this question on Math.SE, but didn't receive an answer. (But there is a bounty there if you want to claim it!) Let $X$ be a Banach space. (If it helps, feel free to ...
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When does $\ell_1(\Gamma)$ embed into $L_1(\mu)$?

Suppose we are given an uncountable set $\Gamma$ and a measure space $(\Omega, \mathcal{F}, \mu)$. I would like to know when the Banach space $\ell_1(\Gamma)$ embeds into $L_1(\mu)$. Of course, this ...
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Complex interpolation of a Banach space and its antidual when the space has a basis

Given a complex Banach space $X$ and its antidual $\hat X^*$, it is possible in some cases to apply the complex interpolation method, and get as $(X,\hat X^*)_{1/2}$ a Hilbert space. See [F. Watbled, ...
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How hard (P, NP, NP-hard) is it to compute Schur norms of matrices (as multipliers)?

Given a matrix $A\in M_n(\mathbb{C})$, I will denote by $||A||_\infty$ the operator norm of $A$, as seen acting on the Hilbert space $\mathbb{C}^n$. This makes $M_n(\mathbb{C})$ into a Banach space ...
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Dual Banach space of $B(X,Y)$ when $X$ is finite dimensional

Denote $B(X,Y)$ the Banach space of bounded operators between Banach spaces $X$ and $Y$. When $X$ and $Y$ are both finite dimensional, it follows from the formula $$\|u\|_{B(X,Y)} = \sup_{\|x\|_X ...
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Is the space $U_{0}$ constructed by J.Lindenstrauss Lipschitz complemented in $l^{1}$?

In $l^{1}$, we let $x_{n}=e_{n}-\frac{e_{2n+1}+e_{2n+2}}{2}(n=1,2,...)$, where $(e_{n})_{n=1}^{\infty}$ is the unit vector basis in $l^{1}$. We let $U_{0}$ be the subspace generated by the monotone ...
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Banach Isomomorphic Cts Fucntion Algebras for two Non-Homeomorphic Top Spaces?

Can anyone provide me with an example of two non-homeomorphic locally-compact Hausdorff spaces $X$ and $Y$, such that $C(X)$ and $C(Y)$ are isomorphic as Banach algebras. Clearly, the ...
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Elements of Minimal Norm on an affine subset of a Banach Space

Let $v_1$ and $v_2$ be two elements of a real Banach space $(X,\lVert\;\rVert)$, each of unit norm. Consider the one-dimensional affine subspace $v_1+tv_2$ for real $t$. Is there a general formula for ...
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Non continuous Linear form on $E=C([0,1],\mathbb{R})$ without AC

Let's note $E=C([0,1],\mathbb{R})$ the Banach space of real continuous funtions from the [0,1] interval with the uniform norm. Is it possible to show a non-continuous linear form on $E$ exists ...
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Banach-Mazur distance estimate finite-dimensional $\ell_p$ spaces

Hey my fellow Banach space guys. Sorry for another elementary question, and yes I have looked for the past hour and a half to see if I can find it on Google or in my books at home. Fix ...
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Examples of non super-reflexive spaces

What are good examples of Banach spaces which are and aren't super-reflexive? Whenever properties of Banach spaces like super-reflexivity, uniform convexity etc. are discussed, my impression is that ...
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When $L^\infty$ is 1-injective

It is known that when $\mu$ is $\sigma$-finte measure, then $L^\infty(\mu)$ is $1$-injective. But I want to know whether it is right for any $L^\infty$ spaces.
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Ultrapowers of Banach spaces without the continuum hypothesis

Let $\mathcal{U}$ be a non-trivial ultrafilter on the set of integers $\mathbb{N}$, and let $C(K)$ denote the Banach space of continuous functions on a compact $K$. Under the continuum hypothesis CH, ...
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Projective tensor powers of Banach spaces over a normed field

Let $E$ be a Banach space over a complete normed field $\mathbb K$. Is it possible to classify all proper $E$ for which the projective seminorm $p_n$ defined on the $n$-th tensor power of $E$ is a ...
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Pull-back of generalized functions

Let $f\colon X\to Y$ be a smooth map between smooth manifolds. Then the pull-back operation $f^*\colon C^\infty(Y)\to C^\infty(X)$ is a linear continuous operator when $C^\infty$ is equipped with the ...
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Sequential continuity of linear operators

Let $u\colon L\to M$ be a linear map of locally convex linear topological vector spaces. Assume that $u$ is sequentually continuous, i.e. maps convergent sequences to convergent ones. (This notion is ...
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Is reflexive Banach space valued scalarwise Lebesgue space isomorphic to the Bochner space?

I first specify the setting and then formulate the question precisely. (A very long post follows.) Definitions 1. For $E$ a (real Hausdorff) locally convex space, say that $E$ is suitable iff there ...
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Closed-form expressions for dual norms of real normed vector spaces

Didn't get any biters over at MSE, so I figure this place might be more appropriate... Say that $V$ is a finite-dimensional real normed vector space, where for some $v \in V$ the norm is notated by ...
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Maximum Principle with Banach Control Space

This is a problem that seems very natural to me, but I couldn't find any formal statement in the literature for some time now. I am basically considering an autonomous optimal control problem in ...