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### Weak*-closed and complemented subspaces of dual Banach spaces

We consider a Banach space $X$ and its dual $X^*$.
Let $Q\colon X^\ast \to X^\ast$ be an idempotent operator.
Question:
Can we find an idempotent operator $P\colon X^\ast \to X^\ast$ which is ...

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### What is the intersection of the closures of left invertible operators and right invertible operators?

From Douglas Zare's answer (see Does $X$ embed in $Y$, and $Y$ embed in $X$, always imply that $X$ isomorphic onto $Y$?), one know that
$$ \overline{G_{l}(X,Y)} \bigcap \overline{G_{r}(X,Y) } = ...

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630 views

### Does $X$ embed in $Y$, and $Y$ embed in $X$, always imply that $X$ isomorphic onto $Y$?

Let $X$ and $Y$ be Banach spaces. The notion of the embedded spaces was introduced by D.S. Djordjevic. Say that $X$ embed in $Y$, and write $X \preceq Y$, if there exists a left invertible operator ...

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447 views

### A natural center of a convex weakly compact set in Banach space

Question: Let $S$ be a convex weakly compact set in Banach space $H$. Propose a natural way to define the unique center $O \in S$.
Motivation: A lot! For example, in game theory $S$ can be a set of ...

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votes

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456 views

### Strictly singular operators and their adjoints

This is a question I thought about a while back and figured I'd throw it out there to see if anyone has some insight that I am missing.
Let $X$ and $Y$ be infinite dimensional separable Banach ...

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vote

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### When Pelczynski's property (V*) forces (V) in the dual space?

Recently, I have been asked if are there any sufficient conditions for a Banach space with Pelczynski property (V*) to have dual with property (V). Since it was a long standing open problem, I guess ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

142 views

### Reference request for sums of Grothendieck spaces

I much appreciate your help with my previous question. Now, I'd like to ask about a reference. I need a fact asserting that if $p\in (1,\infty]$ (with emphasis on the case $p=\infty$) then the ...

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votes

**1**answer

355 views

### Do ultrapowers of classical Banach spaces have unconditional bases?

I am trying to imagine (to some extent, of course) the geometry of ultrapowers of certain 'easy-to-handle' Banach spaces. Let me start with $X = \ell_p$, $p\in (1,\infty)$ or $X=c_0$.
Since the ...

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vote

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### Tensors with low spectral norm

Consider a tensor $T$ with six indices, $T_{(ii')(jj')(kk')}$, where each index goes from $1$ to $n$. We can think of $T$ as a linear map from $\mathbb{R}^n \otimes \mathbb{R}^n \otimes \mathbb{R}^n$ ...

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### L_2-norm representation

Let
$$
f^{\alpha}_+(x)=\frac{1}{\Gamma(\alpha+1)}\sum_{k\ge 0}(-1)^k{\alpha+1 \choose k}(x-k)^{\alpha}_+,
$$
where $\alpha > -\frac 12$.
I am wondering if one can get nice representation of ...

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### Almost isometric subspaces of $\ell_p$

1) Given $p\in (1,\infty)$.
2) Let us fix two, non-isometric subspaces $X,Y\subseteq \ell_p$ isomorphic to $\ell_p$.
3) Are there an $\varepsilon\in (0,1)$ and an isomorphism $S\colon X\to Y$ such ...

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votes

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314 views

### Invariant subspaces for compact restrictions

Suppose $Y$ is a closed hyperplane in $X$, so we can write $X=Y\oplus[x_0]$. Let $y_n$ be a normalized basis of $Y$. Define an operator $S:Y\to Y\oplus[x_0]$ by $Sy_n=\alpha_ny_n+\beta_nx_0$, for any ...

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262 views

### Closed operators and duality

Usually we would define a "densely defined, closed operator" on a Banach space $E$ to be a linear map $T:D(T)\rightarrow E$, where $D(T)$ is a dense subspace of $E$, and the graph of $T$, $G(T)=\{ ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

338 views

### Determining continuous functions on Banach spaces

Let $X$ be a real Banach space.
For a continuous (not necessarily linear) function $g:X \to \mathbb{R}$ and a family $\mathcal{F} \subseteq X^*$, we´ll say that $\mathcal{F}$ determines $g$ if ...

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votes

**1**answer

217 views

### Density character of $\ell_\infty(\kappa, S)$

Let $S$ be an uncountable set. Consider the subspace $\ell_\infty(\kappa, S)$ of $\ell_\infty(S)$ formed by all functions with support of cardinality at most $\kappa$ (here $\kappa<|S|$). ...

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**1**answer

295 views

### Projections which are not completely bounded

There are 'canonical' examples of maps on operator spaces which are not completely bounded. Nevertheless, I couldn't produce any examples of bounded projections on relatively easy to understand ...

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votes

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311 views

### Do (Banach) ultrapowers carry some sort of 'elementary equivalence'?

The (model-theoretic) ultrapowers had been used for studying elementary equivalnce of first-order structures. Then, they have been adapted to Banach spaces, which are, let me say, second-order ...

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**0**answers

270 views

### Can we find arbitrarily many elements of SU(2) generating a good copy of MAX($\ell_1^n$) inside VN(SU(2))?

In trying to prove that the answer to the title is "no", I was led to the following problem (which I think is equivalent to the question asked in the title, but can be stated independently). If ...

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votes

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632 views

### What is the Dunford Integral and why is it useful?

Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pettis_integral defines the Pettis Integral for Banach space valued functions wrt to some measure space by duality.
It calls the Pettis & Bochner integral ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

305 views

### Complementable subspaces of $(c_{00}(S),\Vert\cdot\Vert_1)$

Let $\ell_{1,0}(S)=(c_{0,0}(S),\Vert\cdot\Vert_1)$ be a space of functions on a set $S$ with finite support, endowed with $\ell_1$ norm. Could you answer the at least one of the following questions
...

**0**

votes

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243 views

### Unbounded sequences in Banach spaces

Let $X$ be a Banach space and let $T$ be a bounded operator acting on $X$. Suppose for each linearly independent unbounded sequence $(x_n)$ in $E$, the sequence $(Tx_n)$ is unbounded. Must $T$ be ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

446 views

### Basic sequences in $\ell_p$

Let $p\in [1,\infty)\setminus\{2\}$. Suppose $(e_n)$ is a basic sequence in $\ell_p$ (or $L_p$) equivalent to the basis of $\ell_p$ ($L_p$). Is there a subsequence $(e_{n_k})$ such that $[e_{n_k}]$ is ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

217 views

### Generalized unique nearest point problem for a compact, convex set in a strictly convex Banach space.

If $X$ is a Real Banach space with strictly convex norm, it is known that for any non-empty compact, convex set $K$ and point $x_0\notin K$, there exists a unique point $z_0\in K$ minimizing the ...

**3**

votes

**2**answers

179 views

### Perturbing upper-semi Fredholm operators

Let $T\colon X\to X$ be an upper-semi Fredholm operator acting on a $B$-space $X$ (the range of $T$ is closed and kernel is finite-dimensional) with complemented range. Suppose $S\colon X\to X$ is ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

300 views

### Is it true that $c_0(X)^* = \ell_1(X^*)$ ?

I'm trying to prove this that but I can't . Any help/reference ?

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votes

**2**answers

321 views

### Extension of weakly compact operators from $\ell_1$ into $c_0$

Is every weakly compact operator from $\ell_1$ into $c_0$ extendible
to any larger space? Equivalently, is every weakly compact operator from $\ell_1$ into $c_0$ extendible to $\ell_\infty$?

**6**

votes

**1**answer

470 views

### weak*-closed subspaces

Recall that a closed subspace $Y$ of a Banach space $X$ is weakly complemented if the set
$$Y^{\bot}:= \{ f\in X^\*| f(y) = 0 \forall y\in Y\}$$
is a complemented subspace of $ X^*$. For example, ...

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votes

**1**answer

430 views

### When is the norm of all positive operators on an ordered Banach space determined by their values on the positive cone?

I'm trying to investigate the interplay between the norm and cone of positive elements in ordered Banach spaces. In particular, I would like a nice characterization of when the norm of a positive ...

**4**

votes

**2**answers

329 views

### Transpose of unbounded operators between Banach spaces.

Let $X$ and $Y$ be Banach spaces, and let $L : X \rightarrow Y$ be a unbounded operator with dense domain $\operatorname{dom}(L)$. We can then talk about the transposed operator
$L' : ...

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votes

**3**answers

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### Inequalities for uniformly convex normed spaces

When reading "Chebyshev centers and uniform convexity" by Dan Amir I encountered the following result which is apparently "known and easy to prove". I'm sure it is, but I can't find a proof and am ...

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votes

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### Are weak and strong convergence of sequences not equivalent?

For some infinite-dimensional Banach spaces $E$, it is easy to find sequences $\langle x_i:i\in\mathbb N_0\rangle$ which converge to zero weakly but not in the norm topology, i.e. we have ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

264 views

### Converse of the taylor's theorem in Banach Spaces

I would like to known if the following converse of the taylor's theorem is true:
Let $E$, $F$ Banach spaces, and $f:E\rightarrow F$ continuous. Suppose there are $k$ continuous functions $T_i: E ...

**2**

votes

**2**answers

331 views

### Principle of Local Reflexivity

I'm having a hard time trying to understand a proof of the Principle of Local Reflexivity. I'm following the proofs from
1) Topics in Banach Space Theory (by Fernando Albiac, Nigel J. Kalton)
2) ...

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votes

**1**answer

253 views

### Uniqueness of dimension in Banach spaces

Let $\;\;\; \big\langle V,+,\cdot, \;\; ||\cdot|| \;\; \big\rangle \;\;\;$ be a Banach space over the field $\mathbb{K}$, which is either $\mathbb{R}$ or $\mathbb{C}$.
Suppose there exists a subset ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

959 views

### Weak convergence implying norm convergence

A surprising (to me) consequence of Hahn-Banach is that when a sequence converges weakly then there is another sequence made of (finite) convex combination which converges in norm (to the same ...

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votes

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1k views

### A criterion for the sum of two closed sets to be closed ?

Let $V$ and $I$ be two closed subsets of a Banach space $A$.
The set $V$ is a convex cone, and $I$ is a linear subspace of $A$. I also know that $V\cap I=\{0\}$.
I would like to know whether $I+V$ ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

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### Unambiguous “weak” vector valued $L^{+\infty}$ spaces?

For some time, I have been stuck to the problem to be described as follows. The (perhaps not so commonly known) facts given here are taken from R. E. Edwards' Functional Analysis (Holt, Rinehart and ...

**5**

votes

**1**answer

383 views

### Derandomizing random matrices

My question is rather general - what is known about derandomization of results in random matrix theory, high-dimensional geometry, Banach spaces etc. using probabilistic constructions (like estimates ...

**6**

votes

**1**answer

399 views

### Do real vectors attain matrix norms?

I apologize if the following question ends up being too elementary for this website; I asked it on math.SE a week ago and it remains unanswered.
Let $A$ be an $n \times n$ matrix with real entries ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

220 views

### Second adjoint operators on non quasi-reflexive Banach spaces

I am interested in 'algebraic-density'-type properties of second adjoint operators in the algebra of bounded operator on a second dual of a Banach space. Incidentally, I have a problem with ...

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vote

**0**answers

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### Banach spaces with simple best approximate solutions

Let $\langle V,||.||\rangle$ be a Banach space such that:
$\;\;$ for all continuous linear maps $\: L : V\to V \:$ and members $v$ of $V$, there exists a unqiue member $u$ of $V$
$\;\;$ that ...

**12**

votes

**1**answer

634 views

### Intersection of complemented subspaces of a Banach space

The following seems a very basic question in the theory of complemented subspaces of Banach spaces, but I was not able to find a reference, so I wish to ask it here.
Question. Let $X$ be a Banach ...

**1**

vote

**2**answers

284 views

### ED compact $K$ such that $C(K)$ is not a dual Banach space

Almost every mathematician working in von Neumann algebras says that there are certainly extremely disconnected compact spaces $K$ such that $C(K)$ is not a dual space (they are not hyperstonean). ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

249 views

### Second conjugate operators to operators on $c_0$

I posted my question at MS but unfortunately it is still without a response, so let me ask it here.
We can think about a bounded operator $T\colon c_0\to c_0$ as a double-infinite matrix ...

**4**

votes

**0**answers

365 views

### Square and cube?

Gowers and Maurey proved in their remarkable paper(s), that there is a Banach space $X$ such that $X$ is isomorphic to its cube $X\oplus X\oplus X$ but not to isomorphic to its square $X\oplus X$. ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

162 views

### M-bases for $C(K)$-spaces, $K$ -scattered

Recall that a biorthogonal system $\{(x_i, x^*_i)\colon i\in I\}$ in a Banach space $E$ is a M-basis if $\{x_i\}_{i\in I\}$ is linearly dense in $E$ and $\{x_i^*\}_{i\in I}$ separates points. Let me ...

**6**

votes

**1**answer

372 views

### $c_0$-direct sum of $\mathcal{K}(\mathcal{H})$

Let $\mathcal{K}(\mathcal{H})$ be the C*-algebra of compact operators on a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. I am interested in the ($c_0$-)sum
$A=\sum \mathcal{K}(\mathcal{H})$
of countably many ...

**15**

votes

**4**answers

935 views

### Banach-Mazur applied to a Hilbert space

The Banach-Mazur theorem says that every separable Banach space is isometric to a subspace of $C^0([0;1],R)$, the space of continuous real valued functions on the interval $[0;1]$, with the sup norm.
...

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votes

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482 views

### Continuous choice of Hahn-Banach extensions

QUESTION RETRACTED - My original argument was fundamentally mistaken (mixing up lower and upper semi-continuity). Sorry (and thanks for the useful comments)
I need, and (unless I am seriously ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

611 views

### Projection exists => Uniformly convex?

Hello,
I know that: Let X be a uniformly convex Banach-Space, $a\in X$ and $C\subset X$ closed and convex, then there is a unique $b\in C$ with $\left\Vert a-b\right\Vert=\inf_{x\in C}\left\Vert a-x ...